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’.

Wavepower 2016-19

Protecting children and vulnerable adults
Wavepower 2016–19 is the latest Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures publication which replaces all previous versions. It has been produced to assist in safeguarding and protecting children in our sport and must be adopted by all ASA affiliated clubs and organisations.
This publication will be fully updated in 2020, but if any new guidance or policy changes are released prior to this, then pages will be updated or added to the following section of the website here. This page is also where you can download each section of the Wavepower 2016-19 document.

Guidance on VAT charges on facility hire

The VAT charged by pool operators on the hire of swimming pools and associated facilities is a significant cost for many ASA swimming clubs.
Following correspondence by the ASA with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), HMRC has agreed that under certain circumstances the hire of swimming facilities by clubs and regional bodies will be exempt from VAT.
Read more