Entries by David Parry

North East Coaches attend local Coach Education Workshops

November 17th 2016 A series of coach education workshops have been delivered in five venues across the North East Region in the past ten days. The workshops aim to help develop club coaches working with entry level swimmers and with bringing them into a competitive swimming environment. It focused on developing their stroke development knowledge […]

ASA Coach 2024 Programme

23rd September 2016 This is a 14-month development opportunity for swimming coaches working within the England Talent Pathway.Coach 2024 supports the wider vision of raising the quality of coaching in England to ensure swimmers are supported to reach their full potential. England Programmes Swimming will launch the first Coach 2024 workshop on Wednesday 23rd and […]

Rebecca Adlington visits new pool in Bridlington

4th July 2016 Bridlington Swimming Club celebrated the opening of the new 6 lane, 25 metre pool in the town. Kev Sissions, Club Chairman and Chris Hill, Head Coach met and talked with Double Olympic Gold medalist Rebecca Adlington at the official opening event. Rebecca was one of several Olympians and former professional sports people […]

Parents Talk at Regional Championships

16th June 2016 Fred Furniss, the ASA’s England Programmes Talent Officer, gave an informative talk to parents at the recent North East Regional Championships in Sheffield. The talk provided information on the approach to long term athlete development and in particular the youth physical development model. Details were provided about the development of strength, hypertrophy, […]

British Diving Championships 2016

13th June 2016 Congratulations to the following North East Divers who won the British Championships in their respective event in Sheffield this weekend: Ross Haslam, City of Sheffiled Men 3m SynchroAlicia Blagg, City of Leeds Women 3m SynchroRebecca Gallantree, City of Leeds Women 3m SynchroLouis Toulsa, City of Leeds Women 10m SynchroJack Laugher, City of […]

LEN European Diving Championships London 2016

Day 1 – 9th May 2016 City of Leeds Matty Lee, together with Georgia Ward from Dive London, secured Great Britian’s first medal of the London 2016 European Aquatics Championships with bronze in the Team Dive on the opening night. Defending champions Russia showed their class to win gold with the final dive of the […]

British Swimming Championships 2016

April 18th 2016The British Swimming Championships from Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow saw some exceptional swims from athletes from the North East. Many swam seasons and personal best times to make finals and take podium positions and some broke county and national records. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the meet, you did […]

South Hunsley ASC Petition to Save Pool

February 1st 2016 South Hunsley SC request support as they try to save the club’s base. South Hunsley School plans to close the pool in July 2016 so they can redevelop the building. The pool has served the community, school pupils, swimming club and thousands of swimmers for the past 50 years. Why Save Their […]

Young Volunteer Development Days across the Region

25th January 2016 A total of forty five young volunteers from across the region attended two Young Volunteers Development days which took place in Castleford and Durham over the weekend of 23rd and 24th January. The young volunteers receiving training in Officiating at swimming events and a First Steps Into Coaching course delivered by Sports […]

ASA Water Polo Scholarship Guide

January 21st 2016 The ASA has published a comprehensive guide to help water polo players from across the country find university scholarships. The ASA Water Polo Scholarship Guide centralises the range of sports scholarships and bursaries available to water polo player at universities in from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The interactive guide provides […]

Cleethorpes and District Swimming Club Mark End of an Era

November 30th 2015 Cleethorpes and District Swimming Club (CADS) marked the end of an era at Grimsby Swimming Pool (known locally as Scartho Baths) when they held their Annual Club Championships which included their Minnows and Sprints Competition. The competition was the last to take place in the pool, as it is due to close at […]

Lois Toulson Wins Gold

June 19th 2015Lois Toulson, from the City of Leeds Diving Club, put Great Britain on top of the podium as she won Gold in the 10m platform at the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Lois performed at her best under pressure scoring 84.40 with her final dive, a back 21/2 somersault with 11/2 twist, […]