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.

CP National Swimming Championships 2017

ENTRIES NOW OPEN

The 2017 National Swimming Championships will take place on 26th March 2017 at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Nottingham.

The National Championships are a friendly and competitive event. They take place annually in Nottingham and the gala caters for the needs of all active cerebral palsy swimmers from club through to elite levels of ability.

The Championships are held using British Swimming classification – but cerebral palsy swimmers without classification may take part as guests if space allows.
Closing date for entroes is Friday 24th February 2017.
More details and the entry form can be found here

Athlete Funding and support available now - GLL Sport Foundation

There is an opportunity for talented athletes across the UK to be supported through the GLL Sport Foundation to aid their athlete journeys into 2017.

What:
Charitable Social Enterprise GLL in partnership with our local authority, public sector partners and SportsAid operate the GLL Sport Foundation the largest independent athlete support programme in the UK. The Foundation provides athletes competing from a Regional – Olympic and Paralympic level with tangible support.

Why:
Athlete Benefits include:
• Training membership – access to over 250 GLL and partner operated sport and leisure venues across the UK to support your training programmes
• Sport performance – access to sport science and physiotherapy programmes
• Financial – access to £200-£1,250 cash awards depending on award level

How:
• Complete the online application – APPLY NOW

When:
• Applications are open until 20/02/17

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