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      2006 Regional Programme and Qualifying Times
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    Posted by: Admin  on Wednesday, 05 October, 2005 - 08:58 AM CCT
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      Bristol Central in Europe
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    Posted by: mgcoles  on Wednesday, 05 October, 2005 - 08:52 AM CCT
    Water Polo The Bristol Central Water Polo Team lost their opening game of their LEN Trophy campaign which is taking place in Brescia, Northern Italy from September 28th until October 2nd, 2005.
    They went down 16-5 to the Greek team, NC Patras 16-5 (3-1, 6.-0, 4.-4, 3-0).

    The seven-team tournament involves the home team of "Systema" Leonessa Brescia, ZF "Brendon" Eger from Hungery, VK Medvescak Zagreb of Croatia, Taverny SN95 of France and WBC Tirol of Austria, as well as the Bristol team and the Greeks.
    Next up for Bristol, the Croatians and then the Hungarians.

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    Posted by: RDO  on Wednesday, 05 October, 2005 - 08:48 AM CCT
    Sport England October is Everyday Swimming Month.

    ASA South West in association with Sport England are promoting swimming as a healthy activity for all of October. This promotion will culminate in a free swimming campaign across pools in the South West over the weekend of October 14th - 16th.

    Everyday swimming will start with a media launch on Tuesday 4th October 10.30am at GL1, Gloucester. Sport England Regional Director Jim Clarke and ASA South West Regional Director Alison Usher will be on hand to promote the sport.

    Queries should be directed to Jaclyn Thorburn or Gemma Irvine, Golley Slater Public Relations, 8 Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4ST
    Tel: 0117 921 1131 Fax: 0117 927 6890 Email: or

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      ASA South West region website
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    Posted by: Admin  on Sunday, 18 September, 2005 - 07:51 AM CCT
    Notices Content is still being added to the ASA South West website in prepration for the region's inauguration.

    We've been very busy behing the scenes over the last few weeks ensuring that we will be able to meet the wider communication challenges we face over the coming months.

    So if you've enjoyed any of the nearly two thousand articles published on the WCASA website in the last three years, please take time to visit and bookmark

    New website

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      GB selections for Leander
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    Posted by: Admin  on Saturday, 10 September, 2005 - 05:58 AM CCT
    World Class Following Plymouth Leander’s most successful year to date, in which they were crowned as Great Britain’s Top Male Age Group Club in 2005, the city side are already celebrating nine selections for British squads for the 2005-2006 season.

    Sophie Collier has overcome the trauma of two serious knee injuries in the last 12 months to be named at part of National Performance Director Bill Sweetenham’s ‘Identified Group’, 12 hand picked females who Sweetenham believes that he can personally mentor and fast track towards success at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

    Sweetenham will work closely with Leander coaches Jon Rudd and Amanda Booth in nurturing Collier who has already proven herself to be world class in 800m Freestyle and 400m IM. Collier has successfully completed an initial two-day assessment in Stirling and will now travel with Sweetenham to Calella in Spain during September for a 7-day training camp, from which 3-4 of the girls will be selected to attend the Chinese National Championships in Shanghai during December.

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