The Notts ASA Festive Frenzy meet is filling up. Entries may close soon (Earlier than expected).
Today sees that 2016 Inter County Championship Competition at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
A huge good luck to all of our Nottinghamshire Swimmers taking part in the team against all of the other counties in the UK.
Neve Fergie, William Gayne, Hollie-Mae Dove, Joseph Kingsland, Lily Boseley, Jim Fergie, Katie Henderson, Lucy Gratton, Dominic Bools, Jade Kennerell, Tom White, Jade Young, Rhys Taylor, Ruslan Golubs, Dan Johnston, Jess Collishaw, Chloe Quinn, Jacob Carrington, Kelsey Edwards, Josh Skinner, Amy Mead, Charly Neilson, Katie Henderson, William Halstead, Mia Fergie, Daniel Wilson
The funeral of Brian Barnett will take place on Tuesday 25th October 12.30pm at Mansfield Crematorium.
One of Brian’s most memorable days was when he was presented Her Royal Highness by Princess Alexandra with a Torch Trust award. Brian was nominated for the award by the ASA having volunteered with aquatics in Nottinghamshire for the past 32 years.
He became interested in swimming when his son began to swim in 1972 and decided that he wanted to be more involved with his club, so he became a committee member and qualified as a swimming teacher, coach and lifeguard.
Brian began his work at county level in 1985 when he joined the Nottinghamshire Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Executive Committee. His experience and knowledge enabled him to successfully mentor and prepare many of our officials. He was also partly responsible for recognising that young swimmers needed a chance to swim competitively and so helped to organise skills and development galas.
In 1989, Brian was awarded his County Blazer Badge for outstanding work, and in 1998 he became president of Nottinghamshire County ASA.
Despite some serious health issues, he continued to volunteer his time, expert knowledge and generosity to both county and club.
It is with deep sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Brian Barnett.
Brian was Chairman of Nottinghamshire ASA from 2007 through to the AGM November 2012.
He was a member of Sherwood Swimming Club and one of our army of officials latterly seen at the door of our County Galas.
Details of his funeral will be sent as soon as we have details.
Our love goes to his wife Jean and their family.
Please find the latest flyer for the East Midland Beacon Programme Coaching Workshops here.
The BSCA Disability Coach of the Year is awarded to the coach that is considered to have had the highest world performance between 26/08/15 & 20/09/16, at relevant Games, Championships or events within the competitive calendar.
With great pleasure we can announce that this was awarded to Nottinghamshire’s Glenn Smith at last nights awards ceremony.
The ASA has announced a change to the swim21 club Essential module accreditation after feedback from the annual ASA Club Survey.
The survey illustrated that more tha 60 per cent of clubs wanted to see swim21 Essential extended from a rolling annual programme to a two-year accreditation with simplified health check.
This will be implemented by a recently-established swim21 Working Group over the next few months.
- View the new ‘Accreditation & Health Check’ sheet for further information.
By making the changes, existing standards will be maintained to ensure clubs continue to operate safely and equitably while the streamlined process will reduce valuable volunteer time.
The swim21 online portal will be undergoing some essential maintenance work in early October in preparation for the changes. However, there will be minimal disruption for accredited and new clubs.
“The Clubs Team, alongside the Club Development Management Group, were keen to address actions identified in the latest Club Survey,” said ASA Programme Manager Lisa Berry.
“Reviewing swim21 and implementing key changes was therefore a key piece of work for us. The changes being made to swim21 will ensure that all standards are still maintained whilst offering a streamlined process for all involved.
“The Working Group will review the swim21 Network and Performance modules in the future. Further details will be communicated with clubs when they are available.”
Clubs accrediting / re-accrediting in December 2016 will need to do the following:
- 16 elements in December 2016
- 5 elements in December 2017
- 16 elements in December 2018
Clubs accrediting / re-accrediting in March 2017 will do the following:
- 16 elements in March 2017
- 5 elements in March 2018
- 16 elements in March 2019
June and September accreditations will follow the same process as March in relation to the number of elements, with different timescales.
If any clubs are interested in becoming swim21 accredited, please to contact your ASA Club Development Officer/Regional Officer in the first instance.
From everyone in Nottinghamshire Swimming, we wish both Ollie and Charlotte the very best at the 2016 RIO Paralympic games.