Best is yet to come says dive star Omer
SOUTHEND Diving’s Duran Omer claimed two medals at the British Gas Diving Championships in Plymouth but still believes his best is yet to come this season.
The 17-year-old finished second in the 1m springboard junior final and took third in the 3m event. “Overall I’m pleased with how it went and picking up the two medals but I do feel as though I have more to give and I will aim to show that in the forthcoming events,” said Omer.
“In the three metre final I actually hit both of my feet on the board which brought some tension and real difficulty. It tested me mentally but I stayed in the right mindset and finished with some good dives."
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Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop- few spaces remaining
There are a few spaces remaining for the Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop happening this weekend at Culford Sports and Tenns Centre, Culford School, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6TX. The cost is £20 payable via BACS. This workshop is recommended for all teachers and coaches that work regularly with children and young people and is a criteria for swim21. The workshop is on 1st March, 4pm- 7pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a place.
2015/16 Event Volunteer Programme (EVP) - applications now open
The EVP is a national programme delivered by the ASA, designed to develop volunteers for our event management roles across the disciplines to ensure we have the highest quality individuals delivering our events throughout the UK.
More details and the online application form can be found HERE
Regional Plan 2015/6
The Regional Plan for 2015/6 has now been published. It can be found here.
East Swimming 2015 Long Course Championships
The entry pack for the East Swimming 2015 Long Course Championships, to take place in May, can be downloaded here. The qualifying times and schedule, which have already been published, should be regarded as part of the entry pack. Please note that a revised version of the schedule was published on 8 February as we had noticed that session 8 referred to Monday 24th May instead of Monday 25th May.
Clubs are reminded that the closing date for Weekend 1, which includes the Para-Swimming events, is midnight on Friday 3 April 2015 and for Weekend 2 is midnight on Friday 24 April 2015.
Merchandising opportunities at East Region Championship Events
The ASA East Region is looking for suppliers who wish to sell swimming related goods at the championships.
New world record for Jessica
JESSICA-JANE Applegate set a new world record at the BUSC Long Course Championships at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge pool on Saturday night. The Paralympic champion from UEA Norwich set a new mark of 1:08.13 in the S14 100m butterfly. Jessica-Jane also set a new S14 British record in the 800m (9:31.39) at the Norfolk County Championships.
Peter still a star in the pool at 80
PETER Head shows no sign of slowing down despite recently celebrating his 80th birthday.
Peter, who swam in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics at the age of 17, can still be found in the pool twice every week - not just doing a few leisurely lengths but playing one of the world’s roughest sports - water polo!
The Norwich Water Polo Club member said: “When I stopped swimming in 1957 it became a recreational activity and now I have been playing water polo for 70 years and it feels like I am starting to get the hang of it now.”
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Essex are crowned champions again
CHAMPIONS Essex retained their title at the East Region Senior Men's Inter-County Water Polo Championship at Inspire Luton Sports Village. Full story to follow