The South East Region will provide leadership, with Regional competiitons and long distance pool events to encourage indoor swimmers to move "outdoors".
Posted on 11 Apr 2013 at 11:57 by Bryony Gibbs (0 user comment)
The Development Group of the ASA South East Region has recognised the issues faced by some athletes and their families with the high cost of travelling long distances to training camps. Unfortunately we are not able to support all athletes and the majority of families will still have to pay all the costs, but we have brought in two new schemes to start in April 2013:
1. To help athletes from low-income families to attend the Beacon Programme. More details and application form are avaliable here.
2. To help athletes facing exceptional costs to attend national training camps – such as air travel from the Channel Islands to the mainland, or travel to Manchester for Water Polo training. More details and application form are avaliable here.
Awards are limited to £500 per athlete per year.
We hope these bursaries will allow talented athletes to attend such training and that it will make a difference to their future success in the sport.
Open Water Championships
Posted on 09 Apr 2013 at 09:54 by Keith Barber
The Open Water Championships will take place on Saturday 20th July at Chichester Watersports (inland venue)
The entry pack is now available on the Open Water page.
Open Water Swimming 2013
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 at 10:37 by Keith Barber
The new Open Water News, 2013 calendar and Series Rules are now available to download from the Open Water page.
We can confirm that we have secured a lake venue for the 2013 Championships which will mean that the event will not be subject to the weather on the day . Age Group and Youth swimmers may again qualify for the National Age Group Open Water Championships in Rother Valley via this event (see Open Water News). Full entry details will be available soon.
Swimwear in Open Water
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 at 09:17 by Keith Barber
Please note below in relation to permitted swimwear in Open Water events
To clarify the current FINA rules concerning permitted swimwear for the disciplines of swimming, open water swimming and masters swimming in British Swimming competitions:
In addition to complying with FINA General Rule 5, the swimwear in these competitions must comply with By-Laws 8.2 and 8.3 concerning the style and material used. This does not prevent the use of a zip (or other fastening) as this is not mentioned in these provisions. British Records may be achieved. However, if a World or European Record is to be claimed then the swimwear must meet the requirements of the issuing authority. This is separate from the General Rules and By-Laws and is subject to change at any time. A list of approved swimsuits can be found on the FINA website.
Swimfit targets Big Splash swimmers with free scheme
Posted on 05 Oct 2011 at 10:13 by Joan Massie (0 user comment)
Swimming for 30 minutes a week can drastically cut the risk of illness, while research has proven it can also improve your mood and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Despite this, over one in five adults in the UK cannot swim and many more are still unaware of the various benefits and initiatives that are available to enjoy. One scheme aimed at encouraging people to get in the pool is Swimfit, a free, online club that provides its 50,000 current subscribers with gym-style workouts in the water, each catered to individual swimming goals.
Click her for more information http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/swimming/15152626.stm
Open Water Officials Recruitment
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 at 15:21 by Joan Massie (0 user comment)
Do you want to officiate at Open Water events?
Would you rather be in the open air or be cooped up in a steamy swimming pool?
You can enjoy sun, sea and sand whilst officiating at a swimming event......
See the attached flyer for more details
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