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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Changes to Swim21 Essential

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.

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.”
Accreditation process
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.
swim21 accreditation
If any clubs are interested in becoming swim21 accredited, please to contact your ASA Club Development Officer/Regional Officer in the first instance.

Also In: Masters, NOVA, Open Water, Swimming, Synchro, Water Polo

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New Regional Job Descriptions

Please find here the new regional job descriptions:

Squad Administrator

Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Also In: NOVA, Swimming

Friday, September 2, 2016

Good Luck to Ollie and Charlotte

From everyone in Nottinghamshire Swimming, we wish both Ollie and Charlotte the very best at the 2016 RIO Paralympic games.

ollie-charlotte-rio-2016-pre-flight

Also In: NOVA, Swimming

Friday, August 26, 2016

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Do you know a local sports volunteer who deserves some much-needed recognition? It’s time to let the BBC know.

Now in its 14th year, the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award celebrates people from around the UK who volunteer their time and efforts to help people participate in sport.

You can nominate until 23 October 2016 and the winner will be announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Announcing this year’s awards, Sharon Fuller, project lead for Get Inspired, said: “Every week there are thousands of people from across the UK who work with little or no support but continue to play a vital role in encouraging their local community to take up sport.

“This is your chance to give that person the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award.”

Former women’s England and Saracens rugby union player Maggie Alphonsi and Adrian Trott – father of Olympic record-breaking cyclist Laura and a former sports volunteer himself – are this year’s Unsung Hero ambassadors.

“The achievements of my daughter Laura at this summer’s Olympic Games would quite simply not have been possible without the support of volunteers across the cycling community who helped her get on her bike and gave her the opportunity to unleash her potential,” says Trott.

“Ask any athlete or sports personality today and they will all have their unsung heroes,” adds Alphonsi. “These people really do matter more than they’ll probably ever realise and I am delighted to be an ambassador for this year’s Get Inspired Unsung Hero award to help give these people the recognition they truly deserve.”

How do I nominate an Unsung Hero?

The nomination period for the 2016 awards is now open. You can download this nomination form and send it to the address provided.

Please make sure you provide as much relevant information as possible in order to give the judges a good indication of why your nominee deserves to be considered as Unsung Hero for your region.

Please note that the BBC has no control over and is not responsible for the content on external websites. The BBC recommends that you check their privacy policy to find out how they will handle your information.

How will the winner be chosen?

Panels will meet in each of the BBC’s 12 English regions and in BBC Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, picking one winner from each area.

The overall winner will be selected from those 15 and will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme on Sunday, 18 December in Birmingham.

See the 2016 Get Inspired Unsung Hero Awards terms and conditions to find out everything you need to know.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 BST on Sunday, 23 October.

Please note that the last day the BBC will dispatch posted nomination forms will be Friday, 14 October.

Can I nominate someone again this year?

Even if you have nominated someone previously, you can nominate them again this year.

Also In: Masters, NOVA, Open Water, Swimming, Synchro, Water Polo

Monday, August 22, 2016

2016 Festive Frenzy Entries Open

The Festive Frenzy Gala has now been finalised and licensed and we have now opened entries.

Please find all information and entry pack here.

Also In: Masters, Swimming

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sport England School Games Review

Sport England has announced the findings and recommendations of its review of the School Games, which was completed with support from the Youth Sport Trust and other partners. This review considers the future of the School Games, which was created in 2010 to boost competitive sport in schools and is delivered by the Youth Sport Trust.

At levels one to three (competition in and between schools), the review found that the School Games is operating well, with 86% (21,190) of Schools in England taking part. Recommendations are made for the following areas to move the programme forward:

  • the vision and ethos of the Games;
  • how even more children can be engaged;
  • better exit routes to community sport;
  • improved guidance and support; and
  • accountability of School Games Organisers.

At level four, the national finals for the most talented young athletes, more significant change is suggested to reduce costs and ensure a clearer link to athlete development and competition frameworks.

Sport England, the Youth Sport Trust and other partners will be working together with School Games Organisers and their hosts to implement these recommendations and further consultation will follow.

Read the full executive summary

Also In: Swimming

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

County Championships 2017

Provisional Schedule and Qualifying Times have now been released. Please note that these are PROVISIONAL, subject to licensing.

Full information can be found on the meets pages here.

Also In: Masters, NOVA, Swimming

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Ollie gets world record

NOVA’s Ollie Hynd sets a new world record in the Mens S8 400m Freestyle, claiming the Gold medal in a time of 4:28.67 in the heats, and lowering the time again in the final down to 4:23.76. Congratulations Ollie!

Glen-Ollie-400m-Free

Also In: NOVA, Swimming

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ASA National Open Water Festival 2016

The ASA National Masters & Age Group Open Water Championships 2016 took place on 23/24  July at Rother Valley Country Park near Rotherham
In the ASA National Masters Open Water Championships 1.5k Matthew Woodhall (Nova/ Sutton) gaining bronze medal

View results of Masters 1.5km

View results of 1500m Challenge

View results of Masters 3km

View results of National Age Groups 1.5km

View results of National Age Groups 3km

In the 3k Rhys Taylor Nova/Mansfield finished  7th

View results of National Age Groups 5km

Also In: Masters, Swimming