The ASA Aquatics Awards 2015
The achievements of those from across the aquatics community were celebrated at the 2015 ASA Aquatics Awards on the 14th November 2015 at Leamington Spa.
Split into 19 categories the Awards honoured the commitment and achievements of individuals, facilities and schools involved in aquatics.
The following individuals from the Region received awards:
Rhys Harris - ASA Achievement Award - Disabled Participant (Bronze)
Lesley Batson - Services to Aquatics (Silver)
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Living Sport Award Winners
The Living Sport Awards took place on Thursday 26th November with the following from our Region receiving awards:
Laura Bevis - Coach of the Year
Jamie Scholes - Young Sports Performer of the Year
City of Peterborough SC - Team of the Year
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Vacancy for Diving Manager
As our Diving Manager has decided to step down from his role, we are seeking nominations to fill this post. If you are interested please look at the role description found HERE and contact the Regional Chairman, Joan Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 December. Initially the appointment would be until the Annual Council Meeting in September 2016, although we would hope that the new Manager would be prepared to seek re-election.
Swimming Coach Development Day- 13th December
The ASA England Programmes Team has joined forces with Sports Coach UK and the ASA East Region to provide this opportunity to develop as a swimming coach in the region. The day will be jam- packed with useful workshops as well as a free lunch! Workshops include 'Testing & Monitoring in the Club Programme', 'Race Modelling- Understanding Stroke Rate & Stroke Count', 'Creating a High Performance Culture', 'Communicate to Consistently Perform' and 'Pre & Post Race Feedback (Processed Focused) Goal Setting & Feedback'. The day is free, we just ask for a £20 deposit that will be returned upon attendance. More details can be found HERE.
Champion Applegate takes on ambassador's role
PARALYMPIC gold medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate, from UEA Norwich, has been appointed as an ambassador for the International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (Inas).
The swimmer won the S14 200m Freestyle event in record-breaking fashion at London 2012 and was Britain’s only S14 Paralympic champion at the Games.
An update on Licensing
Following the change in the way we deal with Licence applications the Region’s Management Committee have been acting as a panel to review applications. This update aims to share the results of our learning to date.
Norfolk win Masters & Seniors Inter-County Competition
NORFOLK emerged as winners of the East Region Masters and Seniors Inter-County competition at Newmarket Leisure Centre, finishing in top spot with 280 points - just 19 points clear of second-placed Cambridgeshire.
The competition saw all six counties from the East Region competing for our own trophy locally and, when all the regions in the country submit their results, against all counties nationwide.
Norfolk and Suffolk were the early leaders with first position changing between the two teams race by race. Cambridgeshire were only a few points behind the leaders and with a few events left all three teams were in contention for the overall winners spot but Norfolk managed to open up a small gap to take first place with Cambridgeshire just overhauling Suffolk to take the runners-up shield.
Suffolk and Hertfordshire retain junior water polo crowns
SUFFOLK girls and Hertforshire boys came away as winners of the Junior Inter-County Water Polo Championships at Basildon. CLICK HERE for full report.