ASA Winter Meet
Congratulations to all of the region's swimmers and coaches who attended the ASA Winter Meet from 15th - 18th December in Sheffield. The meet was also attended by several of the region's officials, four of whom are photographed getting into the festive spirit (see left!).
Office Closure - Christmas & New Year Period
The East Region Office will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 22nd December 2016 and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
We would like to take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Diving Manager Vacancy
ASA East Swimming Talent Camp Day 2
Over the weekend the second day of the Regional Talent Camp took place. The swimmers received a presentation of Performance Lifestyles from Roberto Pavoni, and a Strength and Conditioning session delivered by David Jakeman. A huge thank you to the coaches involved and the support from the swimmers' parents. A full report to follow.
Future Sports Leaders
The Future Sports Leaders is a project developed by the Youth Sport Trust in conjunction with Sporting Equals whereby they are providing development opportunities for young leaders in sport from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. 80 young people aged 15-18 will be provided with the opportunity to attend a unique conference taking place in February.
Applications will remain open until the 30th December. We are hopeful that this will appeal to some of our young people in aquatics.
Please see an article here with more information
Coach Development Day - 27th November
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.