Annual ASA Aquatic Award 2016 Winners
The ASA held its annual Aquatics Award Ceremony on 26th November at Birmingham University's Great Hall. The awards recognised the vast contribution of individuals and organisations from across all areas of the sport. Congratulations goes to all winners particularly those from the East Region;
- Hatfield SC for ASA Club of the Year (Gold Award)
- Ian Douglas for ASA Services to Aquatics (Gold Award)
- Sam Buck for ASA Coach of the Year (Silver Award)
- Katie Yallop for ASA Achievement Award- Disabled Participant Gold Award
- Kati Edmonds for ASA Achievement Award- Disabled Participant Bronze Award
- Tim Shuttleworth for England Programmes Athlete of the Year for Swimming
- Ben Cutmore for England Programmes Athlete of the Year for Diving
For a list of all winners please click HERE.
Photography Guidance for Events
The region is receiving quite a lot of queries from clubs regarding the changes to the photography guidance at events. The ASA membership department sent out, to all registered Club Welfare Officers on 14th July earlier this year, guidance for clubs on the changes. The region has also published the changes in the monthly Club Updates that get sent out to all club Secretaries in the region.
The communication provided the following detail;
New Programme to Develop Top Class Coaches Launched
A group of 15 swimming coaches has been selected to take part in an exciting new programme aimed at creating the next generation of top class coaches. Congratulations to Janko Gojkovic (Hatfield SC), Ben Negus (City of Peterborough SC), and Alex Pinniger (UEA City of Norwich SC) on being selected as part of the programme.
Coach 2024 has been created by the ASA’s talent development team, England Programmes Swimming, to support the best coaches in the country develop their abilities.
ASA Masters & Seniors Inter-County Competition 2016
The East Region leg of the ASA National Masters & Seniors Inter-County Competition took place at Newmarket Leisure Centre on Sunday 20th November 2016.
British Para-Swimming Announces Performance Squads for 2017
A group of 49 athletes has been selected to join the British Para-Swimming Podium, Podium Potential, Programme and Para-Academy as the sport enters the opening season of the 2020 cycle. 4 athletes from the East Region have been selected for Podium Potential and 3 athletes for the Para Academy. This is a fantastic achievement!
Coach Development Day Nov 2016
Bookings are still open for the coach development day on 27th November at Culford School. The day will focus on 'Considerations for Coaching Females' and 'Managing Challenging Conversations'. Workshops will be delivered by the ASA England Programmes Team and Sports Coach UK and is suitable for coaches from all disciplines to attend.
Talent Camp Day 1
Day 1 of the East Swimming Talent Camp 2016 was very productive at Stanground Pool. 36 swimmers from around the region attended the day with a fantastic team of coaches, led by Ben Negus, offering support and guidance throughout the day.
Diving Coach Development
Save the date!
The regional diving committee are working to finalise details for a diving coach development day on 21st and 22nd January 2017 in Southend. The main speaker will be Adrian Hinchcliffe who coaches Olympians Jack Laugher and Chris Mears at City of Leeds Diving Club and won Diving Coach of the Year 2016.
Further information regarding the content of the day and booking information will be available shortly.
International Camp 2017
The ASA East Region will be taking a team of swimmers to the Edinburgh International Meet which is being held from 10th - 12th March 2017. The region is offering the opportunity for coaches to apply for Development Coach roles to be part of the team for this event.