Entries by Sarah Small

City Of Sunderland Swimming Club Double Up At Awards Night


28th February 2015

City of Sunderland Amateur Swimming Club (COSASC) had cause for double celebration at the 2015 North East Disability Sports Awards, held at the Sunderland Stadium of Light on Wednesday 18th February.

18 year old Matt Wylie, S9 British record holder and double European junior champion, won the Male Personality of the Year Award. Meanwhile, Danny Thompson picked up the Coach of the Year award in recognition of his achievements and dedication as head coach of the City of Sunderland programme.


Durham Performance Hub – February 2015

On Monday night this week we attended the Durham hub session at the Louisa Centre in Stanley where 22 swimmers from across 5 clubs in the county were training together as part of the regular Durham hub training sessions. It was really exciting to see the mix of swimmers and coaches highlighting how clubs within […]

Water Polo Leagues

There are a number of senior and junior water polo leagues which clubs in the North East can compete in. For more information on these, please contact the people below: Northern League : jackimartin@talktalk.net Wakefield and District League: mezbladebabe@aol.com (Nicki Merry)Central Lancashire Development League: costellop@sky.com

Support for Clubs – Sport England Launches Club Matters

16th February 2015
Last week, Sport England launched a new initiative, Club Matters, which offers free and practical advice on running a sports club. The initiative is aimed at supporting those who dedicate their time trying to make sport a fun and engaging experience for people of all ages and abilities.

Sport England’s Club Matters website offers tools, tips and guides which can assist with the everyday running of a club. The kinds of support available include free workshops that will be delivered across the country, a mentoring scheme plus online resources such as club improvement plans, Clubmark accreditation, a club survey tool and much more.

British Records Smashed by Yorkshire Masters Swimmers

4th February 2015 York City Baths Club masters swimmer Emma Wills smashed the British Record in the ladies 35 to 39 years 200m freestyle (short course) at the South Yorkshire Masters event that was held in Sheffield in December 2014. Emma’s time of 2:12:11 was faster than the previous record which had stood for fourteen […]

Swim21 Development Workshop Barnsley

23rd January 2015 Several clubs from the region benefited from attending a Swim21 Club Development workshop which was held at Barnsley Sports Academy on Sunday 18th January. Club representatives were provided with information on the swim21 Essential and Network accreditation including the benefits of the swim21 process. Attendees were able to access information on the […]

Sunderland Beacon Programme Presentation

On Saturday 20th December 2014, in front of Northumberland and Durham swimmers and coaches, Grant Robins the England Programmes Team Leader from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) presented Anne Reah, the Northumberland and Durham President and Councillor John Kelly with a plaque in recognition of the achievements of the Sunderland Beacon programme. The presentation of […]

Coach Development

It is in the interests of both the coach and the North East Region to ensure high standards are maintained through the continual professional development of coaching practices. Keeping abreast of ever-changing ideas inevitably leads to better coaching and consequently a brighter future for aquatics. The ASA have a dedicated team of people whose main […]