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Kings Cormorants enjoy a record breaking meet

London Masters Club Kings Cormorants enjoy a record breaking meet.

Swimmers from Kings Cormorants had successful swims at the G4S 25th   Anniversary Guernsey Masters Open International Meet 15 -17th April 2016.

Not only were swimmers getting personal bests but new short course records were being broken. Jane Asher continued her run of breaking records in her new age group of 85-89. Over the weekend she set new records in the 400m Freestyle, the 50m British, 100m, 200m & 400m British, European and World; 200m I/M - British, European and World, and 50m Breaststroke - British. This was followed by her re-breaking records she set earlier this year in the 100m and 200m Free, British, European & World, 100m I/M, British, European & World. Her final 50m Freestyle was magnificent, she broke the record set in 2012 of 44.68 by 6 seconds, in a time of 38.75. Clearly inspiring other Kings Cormorant swimmers Geoff Bishop set a new 50m Breaststroke - British record in his new age group of 80-85 years, and the mixed 320+ Free 4X50m of Elizabeth Savidge, Frank Taylor, Geoff Bishop, Jane Asher took the British Record, and then the Ladies 280+ Free 4x50m, Anna Page, Elizabeth Savidge, Penny Webster, Jane Asher set new British & European Records.

To round off the weekend Jane won the Top Lady Award to a standing ovation, and the club won the John Eyre Award for Top Visiting Club.

Is your club looking for external funding? If so there are still spaces on our Securing Sponsorship workshop!

Based on feedback from clubs and the Club Survey results last year, we recognised that applying for and securing external grants and funding was an area that clubs needed support with. We have therefore been working with London Sport to put together two bespoke workshops designed to help in this area by giving practical guidance and signposting to particular funding that is available.

We have already successfully delivered our first workshop but there are still spaces on the second one, 'Securing Sponsorship' which will be held next Thursday 21st April, 6:30pm at St Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central Road, EC1V 8AJ (near Old Street).

Securing external investment through sponsorship for your club can be an extremely valuable source of income. This session will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the benefits that securing sponsorship could bring to your club/organisation. To read exactly what the session will focus on and include please click here.

To book your FREE place now on this workshop email

Level One Open Water Officials Workshop

There will be a Level One Open Water Officials Workshop on 22 May.
Details are:
Location:- Barnet Copthall
Date:- 22nd May 2016
Time:- 10.00 to 14.00
Contact:- Brian Kapp via email details below
Email :-

Currently there are only 5 Open Water officials in London Region and we need at least 25 to run our event.
Looking forward to your interest in discovering what its like officialing in Fresh Air!

Can you help develop and grow Masters Swimming in London?

The ASA London Region Management Board is seeking passionate, committed volunteers with knowledge of masters swimming to form the London Masters Swimming Committee to build effective relationships with the Masters community in London and external partners to help develop the discipline and drive its growth within the region. The following positions are available;

  • Masters Governance and Administration Leader
  • Masters Events and Competitions Leader
Details for all roles can be found under London Masters Swimming Committee.
All roles are voluntary roles for a term appointment of 3 years with all expenses paid.
Applications, to be submitted in the form of a resume and covering statement via email to: demonstrating how the applicant meets the job requirements will be welcomed from suitably qualified people. Closing date for applications is 30 April 2016.
All members of the ASA London are expected to carry out their role in accordance with the ASA Laws and Code of Ethics.

London Swimming 2016 Elections and Annual Council Meeting

London Swimming 2016 Elections and Annual Council Meeting
The London Swimming Annual Council Meeting is on Saturday 10 September 2016. During the meeting the following elections will take place:
• Vice President of London Swimming;
• Delegates from London Region to the ASA Council; and
• Management Board Members of the ASA London Region (3 seats).
All nomination forms can be found here
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ASA Vice Presidency

ASA Vice-Presidency
The ASA Regions and the ASA Sport Governing Board each take it in turns to nominate the ASA Vice President. It is London’s turn in 2016 and the London Swimming Board is seeking nominations from amongst the Region’s members before recommending to ASA London Council the region’s nominee.
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