2017 Youth Championships Awards - Update

2017 London Swimming Regional Youth Championships
(incorporating long-distance & all relay events)


UPDATE
DUE TO A VERY REGRETTABLE COMPUTER ERROR, EMILY HAIMES WAS ANNOUNCED AS THE WINNER OF THE FEMALE 16YRS AWARD FOR THE YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS. IT IS NOW CLEAR THAT THE TRUE WINNER IS JASMINE ILEY OF BO. OF WALTHAM FOREST.

WE SEND OUR SINCERE APOLOGIES TO EMILY, HER FAMILY AND ENFIELD SWIM SQUAD FOR MISINFORMING YOU ALL AND AS A GESTURE OF GOODWILL, EMILY WILL STILL RECEIVE THE PROMISED VOUCHER.

OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO JASMINE ILEY.

2017 Youth/Age-Group Champs & May Open Meet - News

  • Accepted & Rejected Entry Reports published for both Youth & Age-Group Championships.
  • Approximate Session Timings published for both Youth & Age-Group Championships.
  • Specific Coach/Team Manager/Chaperone Pass Application Form for the 2017 Open Meet now available for download from the meet webpage.

British Swimming Championships News Update

The British Swimming Championships took place from the 18th April 2017 to the 23rd April 2017 at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.
The London Region were represented by 80 athletes from 13 London Clubs. 16 of the athletes made the Finals. 5 were in the Junior Finals, 5 in Target Tokyo Finals and 6 in Open Finals.
Read more

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

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".

Update on payments to London Swimming

Over the last couple of years, the Region has found it increasingly difficult to administratively handle cheque receipts in an efficient manner due to banking changes and fewer cheque receipts. It now recognises that the point has been reached when it can no longer accept cheque receipts. The region is giving 3 months notice that from 1st APRIL 2017 it will no longer accept cheques, instead payment should be made electronically to its bank account, details are listed below,
HSBC
Sort Code 40-20-09
Account 41469932

Please ensure the payment includes the appropriate reference issued by the event organisers to ensure funds are correctly allocated by the region.

Water Polo Inter Regional 2017 Dates

Below are the details for the Inter Regional Competitions for 2017.

The U18 Inter-Regional Championships for 2017:
• U18 Boys (Born 00 and under) to be hosted by London at Woodside Leisure Centre, Watford on 11-12 February
• U18 Girls (Born 00 and under) to be hosted by North West at Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool on 25-26 February

The dates and venues have also been confirmed for the remaining 2017 Inter-Regions
• U16 Boys (Born 02 and under) to be hosted by TBC on 1-2 July
• U16 Girls (Born 02 and under) to be hosted by East Midlands at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre on 8-9 July
• U14 Girls (Born 04 and under) to be hosted by West Midlands at Walsall Gala Baths on 2-3 December*
• U14 Boys (Born 04 and under) to be hosted by West Midlands at Walsall Gala Baths on 9-10 December*

*These two events may be switched to suit BWPL fixtures to be published in May 2017

New Coaching qualification courses

Are you or anyone at your club wanting to attend a coaching qualification course over the next 12 months? If so read about the new courses available.

Following the review of Coaching qualification courses, the IoS have released a useful document including some frequently asked questions.

To read more about the reasons behind the review and what the changes will mean for individuals and clubs then please go to our Club FAQs page and click on ‘Workforce & Training’.