National Junior Para Swimming Championships 2017

This is a new national Para-Swimming event, for swimmers aged 10 – 16 years as at 31st December 2017. It will be swum across 24th and 25th June in Sunderland, offering exciting racing for the more experienced swimmers and a great introduction to national events for newly classified swimmers.
There will also be a classification opportunity for those on the classification waiting list.
All the details of how to enter and when entries need to be received by can be found in the entry pack.

Competitive Swimming Meets - documents modified.....

With effect from Thursday 16th March 2017, the following amendments have been made to documents for these meets;

2017 Youth Championships
Dates for final submission of "Team List" and "Order of Swim" forms changed;
  1. “Team List” for each club MUST be submitted by 10pm, 17th April 2017.
  2. “Team Order of Swim“ for all teams entered MUST be submitted by 6pm, 28th April 2017.
  3. Changes to “Team Order of Swim” will be accepted on the day of competition for valid reasons PROVIDING any substitutes name(s) are on the declared team list.
Following the application of this change the following documents have been modified and re-published;
  • General Meet Conditions
  • Team List Form
  • Team Order of Swim Form

CLICK HERE to navigate to the 2017 Youth Championships page.


2017 Age Group Championships
It was discovered that there were some errors in the SportSystems Entry File - this document/file has now been modified and re-published.

CLICK HERE to navigate to the 2017 Age Group Championships page

2017 May Open Meet
It was discovered that there were some omissions in the documents - the following documents have now been modified and re-published.
  1. Summary Form
  2. Individual Entry Form
CLICK HERE to navigate to the 2017 May Open Meet page

ASA/NSPCC Time to Listen Workshop - 26 March 2017

ASA/NSPCC Time to Listen workshop – Sunday 26 March 10.30am – 1.30pm at Heston Pools & Fitness, New Heston Road, Hounslow TW5 0LW
Cost: £10 per person

The Time to Listen workshop provides the opportunity to acquire key knowledge necessary for the role and responsibilities of a Club Welfare Officer, to adopt a child-focused approach to safeguarding and to learn about the action/s which should be taken should any incident occur.
In order to attend this course, the pre-requisite of having attended either the Sports Coach UK Safeguarding & Protecting Children course (or valid equivalent) must be met.
To receive more information or to book your place, please email - places are limited so please get in touch to avoid missing out!

Safeguarding

Many people are afraid to report worrying signs they have seen or heard.  The Government has launched a campaign - https://tacklechildabuse.campaign.gov.uk/ - which aims to help tackle the barriers so that children can get the help they need;  it outlines some of the signs to spot, what to do and what will happen.  As the campaign says "You don’t have to be absolutely certain about your suspicions; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone".

2017 Regional Open Water Competition

2017 Regional Open Water Competition
Date: Sunday 2nd July 2017
Venue: Surrey Quays Watersports Centre, Rotherhithe, London SE16 (same venue as last year and close to Canada Water/Surrey Quays)  
Distances: 1 km Taster, 1.5Km (National Qualifying event for 12-14 year age group), 3 Km (National Qualifying event for 15-16 year age-group), 5Km (National Qualifying event for 17-18 , 19+ age groups)
Closing date: 2nd June 2017
Full details can be found under Open Water – Championships

2017 Youth Championships - All documents published...

The London Swimming Events Team are pleased to announce the
2017 London Swimming Regional Youth Championships (incorporating long-distance & all relay events)
ALL MEET-RELATED DOCUMENTS HAVE NOW BEEN PUBLISHED AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD, INCLUDING TIME STANDARDS FILES FOR USE WITH HY-TEK TEAM MANAGER.
The London Swimming Events Team apologises for the delay in publishing this information. 
CLICK HERE to navigate to the 2017 Youth Championships webpage.

ASA Website survey

The ASA is in the process of revamping the www.swimming.org/asa part of the website. As part of this work, the ASA digital team have created a short survey which they would like clubs, members and anyone who visits the site to complete. Your answers will help them understand how the website is currently used and how it can be improved for the future. Your feeddback and views are very important in making sure that the site provides you with the information that you need.
The survey link is: http://bit.ly/2jrJffx

Open Water Officials Level 1 Training Course - March 2017

Do you fancy having a go at a different type of event? If you have not officiated before and would rather be out in the open air than in a pool then why not train as an open water official?
London Region are planning a Level 1 Officials course to be run at the same time and venue as the Region Open Water Development Camp (attendance by invitation only)
Date: 11th March 2017
Venue: London Aquatic Centre
If you are interested in attending please email for more information and to reserve a place.