2014 East Region Open Water Championships: Photos
MEDAL winners from the East Region 2014 Open Water Championships
Open Water Championship Results
The results of the Championship are now available here. The Top Club results are still being worked on and this article will be updated when they are available.
Congratulations to those who have qualified for the National Championships, their names and events can be found here.
Those of you who were at Whitlingham will know that we had to curtail wave three of the 1.5k event and abandon the 5k event for safety reasons because of the intense thunderstorm and torrential rain. We are arranging refunds for those swimmers who had their 1.5k swim stopped and those who had signed in for the 5k event.
England Talent Workshops
The ASA East Region is working with the England Talent Team to deliver a set of three workshops for swimming coaches in the region. These workshops are designed to deliver ideas, guidance, best practices and technological advancements in the field which can help our athletes. Each workshop will be delivered by one of the England Programmes Team.
Target audience- competitive swimming coaches from the East region that are not looking to be part of the National Coaches Development Programme.
Funding available for Helpers courses
The region is offering £50 funding for the first 10 clubs to register a Helpers course to be delivered between 01/09/14 and 25/12/14.
To receive the funding, the course must be attended by a minimum of 10 learners between the ages of 13- 25 years old. If you are interested in this funding, contact the Regional Club Development Officer at Leanne.firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
European Deaf Swimming Championships
Five swimmers from the Region were part of the GB Deaf Swimming team that competed at the European Deaf Championships in Saransk (Russia) in June.
Annual Council Meeting - 13th September 2014
The ASA East Region Annual Council Meeting will take place on 13th September 2014 at Freckenham Village Hall. Notice of the meeting has been sent to Club and County Secretaries. Please click here for all the ACM papers.
Vacancy for Synchronised Swimming Manager
Following the resignation of our Synchronised Swimming Manager, ASA East Region is looking for someone to take over this role.
ASA Inter-Region Water Polo Championship report
THE East Region's Under-18 boys team gave a good account of themselves at the ASA Inter-Region Championships in Sheffield where - following promotion to Division One last year – they faced the challenge of playing the country’s strongest regional teams.
Although the relatively young squad failed to secure a win, they were competitive in all their games. Head Coach Tim Whitwham said: "Our starting seven was the equal of the other regions and with a full complement we would probably have won a game. We were miles ahead of the best team in Division 2 and deserved to be playing in Div 1.”
CLICK HERE for full report
Four European Championship golds for Katie
KATIE Nesbitt enjoyed an incredible week at the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships in Dordrecht, Holland - winning four gold medals.
The UEA Norwich teenager was the star of the multi-classification events, starting off with victory for Great Britain in the MC 100m freestyle, touching in 1:02.91 to give her 911 points. She followed up with first place in the MC 100m butterfly final, clocking 1:12.88 to earn 904 points, and the MC 100m backstroke in 1:10.75 for 838 points. And she rounded off her week with a fourth gold in the MC 50m freestyle with a personal best effort of 29.20secs (862pts).
Nesbitt, 15, said: “I am really pleased with my performances. I’ve got personal best times in all of my events which is great. Winning the medals on top is a bonus!”