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Advance to First Race - Workshop for teachers & coaches

Swimming Teacher and Coach Development Day
Hilton Hotel East Midlands Airport
10:00–16:00 6 March 2016 | £25 including lunch and refreshments.
Are you a Level 1 or Level 2 Swimming Teacher or Level 1 Swimming Coach?
• Do you motivate children to swim on a day to day basis?
• Do you help your swimmers create great skills for the future?
A great opportunity for teachers and coaches to learn how to unlock the potential of young aspiring swimmers
You will gain the vital knowledge you’ll need to progress those who demonstrate potential from Learn to Swim to the club environment and their first race.
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New Project to get London Swimming launched

A new project aimed at encouraging more adults to start swimming has been launched at the iconic London Aquatics Centre.
Swim London 2016 offers those living in communities close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park who are currently unable to swim, the opportunity to take part in subsidised local swimming courses.
Three 12-week swimming courses will be held at each of the participating pools in Waltham Forest, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets, with Greenwich joining the programme in June. The programme aims to introduce over 200 adults to swimming, encouraging them learn as a group and support one another through the sessions.
The launch of Swim London 2016 coincides with 100 days to go until the start of the LEN European Aquatics Championships, which are being held at the London Aquatics Centre in May.
To get involved with Swim London 2016 follow @SwimLondon2016, @SwimWForest, @SwimHackney and @SwimTowerHamlet on Twitter. Alternatively, email .
For more information about the London 2016 European Aquatics Championships, visit www.euroaquatics2016.london

London Swimming Committee members needed

London region is looking for people with a passion for swimming who would like to be invoved in the heart of the aquatic sport, to help drive the discipline forward and develop within the Region.
The Swimming Committee works within the Regional Strategy to, amoungst other things, set, deliver and drive the strategy and implementation plan for the development of the disciplne in the ASA London Region.
Further details can be found here
If you would like to get invovled please submit a resume and covering statement via email to: by Monday 22 February 2016.
All members of the ASA London are expected to carry out their role in accordance with the ASA Laws and Code of Ethics.

New Masters Award goes to London Swimmers

This year a new Masters award called the Most Improved SWIMMER was trialled at the South East Region Long Course Competition at K2 Crawley on Jan 23/24, 2016. Further trials will be held at other competitions around the country during 2016.

The award recognises the man and woman who has made the most improvement in their performance in an event when compared to their personal best performance over the last five years as recorded in the ASA rankings database. The comparison was made using age adjustment and FINA points.

Both winners of this new award were London Swimmers -
Jennifer Parker, from Teddington Masters SC, won the award for Women’s Most Improved Swimmer with her swim in the 200 backstroke with a total of 1106 points.

Michael Jennings, from Romford Town SC, won the award for Men’s Most Improved Swimmer with his swim in the 50 butterfly with a total of 1078 points.
Congratulations to both Jennifer and Michael from London Swimming.

Sports Administration Apprentice Opportunity at London Aqautic Centre Performance Programme & SportsDock (UEL)

UELSports are seeking a dynamic, competitive, and target driven sports enthusiast to take up this dual apprentice role.
This unique role will enable the successful candidate to assist the development of the new Olympic legacy swimming programme (London Aquatics Centre Performance Programme - LACPP), and also develop the Events and Conference service at the UEL SportsDock.
Closing date is Tuesday 2 February.
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ASA London Open Water 2016 Championships

2016 Open Water Competition  
Date: July 10th 2016
Venue: Surrey Docks Watersports Centre, Rope Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7SX
Distances: 1k Taster, 1.5K, 3K and 5K
News for this year:
•    The top 3 swimmers in each of the qualifying age groups (male and female) will be eligible to enter the ASA National Open Water Championships   
•    There will also be a wet suit event for mass participation swimmers
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