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)
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

CP National Swimming Championships 2017


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.

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.

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

• Complete the online application – APPLY NOW

• 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,
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’.