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FINA 2009 World Championships Swimming - Day 3 Morning Session

David Davies took five seconds off the 800m Freestyle British record as the British Gas swimming team secured one final and three semi-final places after strong performances through the heat session. Davies took to heat four alongside Italian Federico Colbertaldo and Robert Hurley (Australia) and was looking to post a quick time to reach the final next day.

The Olympic silver medallist dominated the first half of his race but as the race entered the final 400m Colbertaldo began to close in on the British Gas swimmer. Davies showed his strength in the final 100m as he touched in a time of 7:45.89 to knock five seconds off his own British record time and qualified in fourth place for the final.

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Everyday Swim

The Everyday Swim newsletters provide updates on the project and key learning points that will be of interest to anyone involved in health and fitness provision. The newsletter is also relevant for anyone with an interest in the impact of physical activity, be that on sport, communities, health, well-being or equality.

Available online on www.everydayswim.org every month and hard copies will be distributed with Wavelength. To subscribe to the newsletter email everydayswim@swimming.org or call 0117 3302667.

Everyday Swim Good Practice Centre seminars

Everyday Swim national seminars are for those involved in the planning, delivery and operational side of activities in swimming pools. They are your opportunity to learn the lessons from Everyday Swim and hear firsthand the key findings from the project to help you to get more people swimming!

They aim to share with you the practical side of some of our very successful Everyday Swim interventions. Encourage teens and adults back into the pool with exciting new ideas, work effectively with other local deliverers, learn how to organise a really successful open day, add value to free swimming and see rewarding returns. Leave the seminars full of ideas and with all the tools you need to take those ideas forward. Learn from their successes and mistakes!

For areas participating in the national free swimming initiative these unprecedented findings are key to ensure you make the most of your free swimming offer!

Everyday Swim DVD reveals secret of getting more people swimming

A free DVD has been launched that shows real-life successes on how to get more people swimming. The 10 minute DVD, with commentary from Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew, has been produced by Everyday Swim a national project led by the ASA, the national governing body involved in every element of swimming.

The DVD tells pool providers, local authorities and other local partners what they need to do to ensure people have a great experience in their local pool and so keep coming back for more.

Lessons featured on the DVD include:

  • the most successful forms of marketing to get people into the pool
  • how best to programme pool hours to maximise the use of the pool
  • how to develop staff so they can best meet the needs of customers