Information received from the ASA about Licensed Swimming Meets
As you are aware the ASA have recently started the new licensing system and part of this is that is no longer necessary to input the meet details onto the Calendar on the ASA/British Swimming website. A list of Licensed Meets can now be found on the ASA rankings page at www.swimmingresults.org
If you look at the blue bar going across the page select Licensed meets and the list of meets will appear.
Do not select Calendar, as at the present time this is not linked to the list, and is not being updated with the new meets.
The ASA are working on linking the Calendar to the Licensed meet list.
Update Regarding the Norwich Weekend of the Regional Long Course Championships
Thank you to everyone who has contacted us to let us know that the BBC has decided to hold its Radio 1, Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich the same weekend as the Regional Long Course Championships. We are currently exploring the options in discussion with pools and, as soon as a decision has been made, we will post an update on the website and circulate this to clubs.
Girls team for Under-18s Water Polo Champs
THE East Region team for the Under-18 Girls Inter-Regional Championship at Walsall on February 14-15 has been announced: Phoebe Vale (GK, SC Torpedoes), Ella Cotton (Modernians), Meg Wall-Peters (TeamIpswich), Jess Temple (Capt, SC Torpedoes), Abi Lence Bedford (Modern School), Brooke Flower (SC Torpedoes), Ella Ward (TeamIpswich), Abi Turner (Bedford Modern School), Rachel Sayer (Bedford Girls School), Dawn Poole (TeamIpswich), Eve Poole (TeamIpswich), Rohan Etchingham (TeamIpswich), Sophie Du Rieu (Norwich).
The ASA have recently published new guidelines for the licensing of Open Meets, they can be found at http://www.swimming.org/asa/library/document/asa-open-meet-licensing-criteria
This has caused us to review our approach to Open Meets in March 2015. Under the previous guidelines they had been in a protected window and so a licence was refused, but that has now changed. We will now consider applications under the new guidelines. Any licences issued under the old guidelines for the period January to March 2015 are not affected.
ASA East Region Trainee Tutor Bursary for Coaching Swimming Available
The ASA East Region would like to announce a Bursary for two people within the Region, who would like to become an ASA Licensed Tutor for Coaching Swimming courses within the East Region.
ASA Club Survey 2014
Following on from the 2013 Club Survey, the ASA Club Development Team ( Club Development Officers/ Regional Officers), in addition to wider ASA Departments, are keen to hear Club's views twelve months down the line.
To take part in the survey please go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASA_ClubSurvey_2014
The survey will close on Friday 30 January 2015.
East Region Under-18s team named
THE East Region team to compete at next month's Boys Under-18s Inter-Regional Championships at Manchester has been named: Cameron Baker, captain (Watford), Joe Cook (Hertford), Will Eggleton (Watford), Tomas Gould, goalkeeoer (Ipswich), Alec Humphries (Basildon), Sam Mackinder (Colchester), Jarryd Myburgh (Watford), Finlay Parnell (Ipswich), Freddie Philbrook (Cambridge), James Poole (Ipswich), Jack Warman (Basildon), James Warman, vice-captain (Basildon), Bradley Watts (Ipswich).
IOS Courses Update
The IOS has advised us that there are a few courses which are taking place shortly with places still available for learners. Please click on the below links for more information
AquaFUN, Parkside Pools, 8.2.15
L1 TA, Inspire, Luton Sports Village, 16.02.15
L1TA, Parkside Pools, 16.02.15
L1 TA, Paradise Pool, Ely, 16.02.15
L1TA, Jack Hunt, 16.02.15
L1TA, Basildon Sporting Village, 30.03.15
L2 CS, Hewett School, 30.03.15
L2 TA, Fore Street Baths, 30.3.15
L2TA, Jack Hunt, 30.03.15
ASA East Region Education and Development Weekend 2015
Over the weekend the ASA East Region hosted a Regional Education and Development Weekend for our top three ranked swimmers (for each Olympic event) 2002 and 2003 born. The weekend was hosted at Culford School, providing a great venue for the residential.