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Media Advisory - Achieng Ajulu-Bushell

Thursday 15 July 10:00am - Plymouth College (confirmed room on request)

An opportunity to speak to promising young athlete Achieng Ajulu-Bushell ahead of the LEN European Championships and two years to go until the London Olympics.

As of this spring Achieng made the decision to change her nationality to British from Kenyan and if she is selected for 2012 she will be the first black woman to swim at the Olympics for Great Britain. This year she will take her first steps to her Olympic dream after being selected on the European Swimming Team and the Team England Swimming Team.

Sports Journalistsí Association

The Sports Journalistsí Association are on the look-out for newsworthy guests for their working lunches. If you think you can offer a likely lunch guest with a story to tell in order to showcase your organisationís work in front of journalists, please contact James Stibbs via email or on 020 7976 3930.

British Swimming joins forces with Alliance & Leicester

British Swimming and Alliance & Leicester are to begin working in partnership as part of a new British Olympic Association (BOA) initiative. The bank will provide support and advice to British Swimming, the sportís national governing body - which is based in Loughborough, Leicestershire - as it continues its development into a world class organisation.

The overall initiative is endorsed by FTSE, the global Index Company, is known as the FTSE-BOA initiative, and is matching 33 major British companies with the 33 National Governing Bodies of Olympic Sports. The aim is to transfer skills and knowledge from businesses to enhance the organisational development and governance structures of each sportís governing body.

David Bennett, Group Chief Executive of Alliance & Leicester said: ďAs a FTSE 100 company with its Head Office in Leicestershire, it was a natural decision to support British Swimming who are also based in the county. To achieve success in any organisation, a wealth of knowledge and expertise is required. We are delighted to partner British Swimming as part of the Initiative and look forward to sharing with them over 150 years of business knowledge and experience which will help to increase their profile in world class competitionsĒ

Get Safe 4 Summer - Media and Photo Call

The Littledown Centre operated by Bournemouth Borough Council has been selected as one of two leisure facilities in the South West to host the regional Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Get Safe for Summer Campaign event.

The main aim in the ASA Get Safe for Summer campaign is to raise the awareness in our communities that swimming in open waters such as lakes, rivers, ponds and the sea is very different to swimming in a swimming pool. To ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer, youngsters need to be aware of the potential dangers that can lie in our local open waters.

BSCTA (West) Coaching Awards 2006

The 2006 BSCTA (West) Coaching Awards were presented at Milllfield during the ASA South West Age Championships. The Awards reflected some excellent work in the West of England during the 2004-2005 season and were presented by the Chairman of BSCTA (West), Laurie Dormer:

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