Swim 21 News

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Regional Consultation Event Cancelled

We have had to cancel the event at Exeter Court Hotel on Wednesday 30 November 2011. Due to industrial action by the public sector on this date, we have had insufficient interest to run the session as planned.

We do want you to help shape the future of swimming and aquatic activities and look forward to receiving your input via the appropriate individual / club / pool operator online survey form.

Swimming in Britain – your opportunity to influence the future

Regional Consultation Sessions Cancelled

The advertised sessions on Tuesday 22 November 2011 (6.30pm to 8pm) at Yate Leisure Centre, South Glos and Wednesday 30 November at Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford have been cancelled due to low numbers and industrial action by the public sector. Read on for details of how you can feedback your views and ideas online.

Would you like to help shape the future of swimming and aquatic activities?

The ASA and British swimming are seeking your views and opinions to ensure that the next four year strategy (2013-17) for swimming and aquatic activities reflects the needs of swimmers and non-swimmers, clubs and pools. The consultation process includes an online survey to capture your experiences and to understand what people’s and organisations’ aspirations are for the future.

If you would like to help shape the future of swimming and other aquatic disciplines, please click on the appropriate link below:

ASA affiliated club survey

The Leisure Database Company (TLDC) are currently linking the Active Places sports facilities database (owned by Sport England) to affiliated clubs that play and train at them and need your help.

Shortly all ASA affiliated clubs will be contacted by a researcher at The Leisure Database Company (TLDC) to run through a short questionnaire.

The collection of this information will make it easier for the public to find out about swimming opportunities near them and provide valuable business intelligence to both Sport England and ourselves to begin to plug the knowledge gaps around club facility usage, market understanding and strategic planning.

Help us shape the future of aquatics through a new wide ranging consultation

Regional Consultation Sessions Cancelled

The advertised sessions on Tuesday 22 November 2011 (6.30pm to 8pm) at Yate Leisure Centre, South Glos and Wednesday 30 November at Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford have been cancelled due to low numbers and industrial action by the public sector. Read on for details of how you can feedback your views and ideas online.

The ASA is inviting clubs to help shape the future of swimming and other aquatics disciplines beyond London 2012 in the consultation Swimming in Britain.

The first stage of this nationwide consultation process allows your club to put forward its views on what is important to your club and what you would like your club's future to be after the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Your feedback will ensure that the next four year strategy (2013-17) for swimming and aquatic disciplines reflects the needs of clubs and members.

Funding for Coaching Guide Oct 2011

sports coach UK, in partnership with CSPN Coaching Leads, has produced a guide giving details of national and local funding opportunities for coach education and development. The guide is updated quarterly.

Download October 2011 issue

Online Membership System Update

Key dates

  • Initial launch and first look at the system will be at the ASA Swimming Conference on 22 October 2011
  • Regional workshops throughout October and November 2011
  • Virtual workshops throughout November and December 2011
  • The system is planned to go live in January 2012

Regional workshops

With an official ‘go live’ date planned for January 2012, the ASA want to ensure that clubs have every possible opportunity to see the system prior to that time. So, if you are unable to attend the Swimming Conference – you have another chance to attend the OMS workshop and ‘Find out what the future holds’.

Please note that attendance is limited to 30 people per workshop, so ensure you book early - download advert and a booking form.

Virtual Workshops

If you prefer to find out about the new system from the comfort of your armchair, you can log in to attend a ‘virtual workshop’ via your computer. Download the application form and view dates below:

Swim 21 / British Gas Club Grants - Apply now

Swimming clubs around the country are again being offered the chance to grab a grant worth up to £1,000 courtesy of British Gas.

Download and unzip file below for application form and criteria for Club applications. Note submission dates.

£1,000 was awarded in the September 2011 round to Paignton Swimming Club to help pay for Water Polo coaching courses, for existing and volunteer coaching staff.

Doug Litt, Head Coach of the Junior and Ladies Water Polo sections at Paignton Swimming Club said, “This funding will allow us to harness the enthusiasm and drive of these volunteers and really push forward with developing a more structured coaching environment to provide our young players with sessions that are better tailored to meet their needs.

“This money will provide the kick start that is required to really move Water Polo forward at Paignton Swimming Club, allowing our players to grow and progress along a more clearly defined development pathway.”

Successful applications from south west Clubs in Sep 11:

  • Paignton
  • Newton Abbott
  • Tornadoes South Dorset
  • Swim Bournemouth

Swimathon Foundation grants available

Do you know a community group that is keen to make a splash in the swimming pool? Then why not suggest they apply for a Swimathon Foundation grant?

The Foundation is offering grants of between £300 and £2,500 to swimming pools, community organisations and charities who can demonstrate how funding will allow them to help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible.

Whether you’re a scout leader that would like to take your troop for a day at an open air pool, a healthy living group wanting to try our Aquaerobics for the first time or a scuba diving club desperate for new equipment, a grant could be the helping hand you need!

Apply for a Kellogg’s Swim Active programme grant - Round 2

Are you a social enterprise, swimming club, school, pool operator or community group? Would you like to receive a grant to help drive up aquatic activity? If so the Kellogg’s Swim Active grant programme is for you!

The second round criteria

Any swimming club, school, facility, pool operator, community organisation or social enterprise which is a non-profit making organisationis welcome to apply to the Kellogg’s Swim Active Programme to receive a grant application to support any aquatic activity which enhances motivation, removes barriers and increases participation in our sport.

Survey for Learning Week 2011

Feedback

We would like to collect some feedback on ASA South West Learning Week 2011. If you attended, please can you take a few moments to complete this short survey which is open until 9pm on Monday 26 September 2011. Thank you.

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