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London picks up six awards at ASA Aquatic Awards 2016

The achievements of the aquatics community were celebrated at the annual ASA Aquatics Awards 2016, held at Birmingham University’s Great Hall, on Saturday 26 November, were London picked up awards in six categories.
The Awards recognised the vast contribution of individuals and organisations from across all areas of the sport.
The afternoon was filled with inspiring stories showing the dedication of volunteers, coaches, teachers, participants, athletes and aquatic professionals. This was the second year of the ASA Aquatics Awards and included nineteen categories.
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2016 ASA England Programmes Coach Development Symposium Video files

The ASA England Programmes Swimming Coach Development Symposium 2016 took place at Millfield School on 13 November 2016.
The popular annual Coach Development Symposium is for teachers, coaches or tutors who work with, or aspire to work with county, regional or national level age group swimmers between 10 and 14 years old.
The Symposium involved a Technical Workshop on 'Coaching Effective Stroke Technique for Age Group Swimmers' and featured tips and expert advice from key speakers.
Key speakers were John Watson, Amanda Booth, Lindsay Dunn, Euan Dale and Josh Williamson.
the Live Stream YouTube link is available here

Disability Awareness for Officials CPD - January 2017

A ‘Disability Awareness for Officials’ CPD  has been arranged for  Sunday 15th January 2017 at Barnet Copthall Pool, Champions Way, Barnet, NW4 1PX, commencing at 10.00am.
The presenter will be Bob Outtram, who is immensely knowledgeable in this field of training.
This is an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge of this important section of our sport. Swimming, for those with a range of disabilities, is constantly overlooked and can only progress if there are an increasing number of suitably trained officials. This session will provide you the information required when officiating at multi disciplined and para-swimming meets and also an insight into becoming IPC qualified.
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London Regional Swimming Talent Development Camp 2016

Over the weekend of the 29th and 30th October, 28 swimmers from clubs all over London gathered for the Regional Talent Development Camp.
The swimmers, between 11 and 12 years old, were selected from the British Swimming Rankings database and attended the weekend led by Tony Beckley from Beckenham SC, together with a team of coaches and support staff, as well as ASA England Programmes Officer, Mike Parker.
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Does your club want to gain Aquatic Clubmark accreditation? Join us on 27 November

Does your club want to develop and improve, gain access to funding streams and gain the Clubmark accreditation for Aquatics recognised by Sport England?

The ASA and London Swimming want to ensure our Aquatics Clubs protect themselves for the future. We are seeing more and more local authorities and leisure providers asking for clubs to attain the swim21 Essential Club accreditation before hiring the facilities – even if you have been hiring the same pool space for many years!

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