The North East Regional Youth and Senior Championships draft programme is now available for viewing and download on the entry information page. Click here to view the programme.
The ASA and the RNLI are looking for volunteers and swimming teachers to deliver Swim Safe 2015 at a number of locations across the UK this summer.
This is the third successive year that Swim Safe has run across the UK's beaches and lakes, with the 2013/14 programmes seeing over 6,000 children take part and learn how to be safe in different water environments.
The programme offers free improver swimming sessions and beach and water safety advice for children aged 7-14. Most young people learn to swim in an indoor pool which is a safe and familiar environment.
Find out more about Swim Safe.
Swimmers are reminded that the deadline for changing their ranking preference for the Home Nation Summer Championships is fast approaching. Swimmers will automatically be ranked on the basis of Country or ranked club rather than their Country of International Representation for Home Nation meets this summer.
A number of job vacancies have recently been advertised within the region for swimming coaches. These include:
For more information on the roles, please click on the links above. If you have a role that you would like advertised on our website, please let us know.
Water Polo Referee Grade D course to be held at Maltby Leisure Centre, High Street, Maltby, Rotherham, S66 8JE on: Saturday 6th June 2015: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 7th June 2015: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Swimmers from clubs within the North East Region attended the British Swimming Championships held last week at the London Aquatics Centre. The meet was a great success with a number of swimmers achieving personal best times, reaching Junior and Open finals and achieving podium positions.
On Saturday 18th April, Fred Furniss, ASA Talent Development Officer for the North of England ran a training camp at the Sunderland Aquatics Centre for swimmers, aged 11-12 who were medallist at the recent Northumberland and Durham swimming championships. The camp was run in conjunction with the successful Sunderland Beacon programme which is now in its second successful year and has supported a large number of flourishing swimmers including British Age Group qualifiers and medallists.
On the 22nd March 2015, at the Billingham Masters open meet, Stephanie Blakeburn from Billingham Swimming Club had a brilliant swim in the 200 IM, setting a new senior British record in a time of 2.15.91. Her record braking was supported by Nina Williams from East Leeds Swimming Club who also set a new British record at the meet for the 100 freestyle in the 45-49 age group in a time of 1.01.50. This record was the second this year for Nina who also broke the 400 freestyle record in a time of 4.50.02 at the ASA North West Regional Masters distance meet in Wigan at the start of February.
These records are a fantastic boost to Masters Swimming in the North East and are an inspiration for all the masters’ swimmers in the region. Congratulations ladies!
The Sport & Recreation Alliance are now accepting nominations for their annual awards which recognise recreational organisations, bodies and clubs for the work they do in their communities - and there are cash prizes up for grabs, click here for details.
For more information, please click here: Sport and Recreation Awards 2015.