Results from Open Masters and Senior Age Group Championships
FULL results are available from Saturday’s ASA East Region Open Masters and Senior Age Group Championships at Newmarket. CLICK HERE to view
Applegate named 2015 British Para-Swimming Athlete of the Year
JESSICA-JANE Applegate has been voted the Para-Swimming Athlete of the Year in the 2015 British Swimming Awards.
The 2012 Paralympic Champion from UEA Norwich SC enjoyed another hugely successful season, starting her year with one of the most exciting swims at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow - one which saw her qualify her place on the team for the World Championships in July.
In the 200m Freestyle, she sliced a second off her personal best and secured the qualification time to ensure she had her place on the team at the World Championships.
Closing Date for Entries for the East Region Short Course Championships is only a week away
Please note that the closing date for receipt of entries and payments for the Short Course Championships, at Inspire Luton from the 6th to the 8th November 2015, is midday on Friday 9th October 2015.
Entries are not valid without payment and will be rejected if payment has not been received by ASA East Region by the closing date.
East Region Diving Club Champs 2015
Please note there has been a timetable change for the East Region Diving Club Champs being held in Southend on Saturday 3rd October. Please click here for the timetable.
Licensed Swimming Meets - Important Information for Clubs
Swimming Clubs will be aware that, from 1 March 2015, the ASA introduced new criteria for licensed swimming meets. We have included information about this on past Club Updates and have also published information on our website but unfortunately this information appears not to have reached those acting as meet promoter at all clubs and thus clubs in the East Region continue to follow the 'old' procedures. Clubs wishing to apply to run a Licensed Meet must follow the guidelines on the ASA website here and use the revised application form (dated 07/07/15).
Please click here for important information regarding Licensed Meet contact changes
Applications will be returned if submitted on the old form.
To access the updated application form please click here
Watford off to a flier in British Water Polo League campaign
WATFORD made the perfect start to their British League Division Three season with hard-fought wins against Exeter (14-12) and York (10-9). In Division Four, Cambridge began with a 12-7 win over South Derbyshire before losing out 15-12 to Castleford, while Bedford went down 20-12 to Cheltenham Spartans and 19-5 to South Derbyshire. Basildon suffered a 23-5 defeat to Portobello in Division Five.
Victory at last for the Iceni water polo girls
AFTER three years of losing every British League match, the youngsters of the East Region Iceni team finally claimed their first point in Women's Division Three with a 6-6 draw against West London Penguin Rockhoppers.
East Region stars earmarked for Paralympic success
FOUR East Region athletes have been selected in the British Para-Swimming Podium and Podium Potential Programme in the build-up to the 2016 Rio Games. Reigning Paralympic champion Jessica-Jane Applegate from UEA Norwich is included among the Podium performance squad, while Grace Harvey (Hoddesdon), Danielle Hartin (Basildon & Phoenix) and Jaxon Simmons (City of Peterborough) are in the Podium Potential group.
Masters Development Day "a Valuable Day"
The East Region has now held its first Masters Development Day and it was a huge success. 32 masters swimmers booked onto the day at Culford School to learn about injury prevention, nutrition and hydration, masters support, as well as a pool practical with hints and tips for training, and a strength and conditioning session in the sports hall. To read the full report please click here- Masters Development Day Report.