Ray Gordon, member of the N&D Management Board, Finance Manager of the ASANER and member of the ASA Sports Board, was presented with the Torch Trust Trophy award by the Countess of Wessex on 24 February.
The annual Torch Trust Trophy awards recognise those who have dedicated themselves to volunteering in sports at grassroots level, through working with clubs and community initiatives. This year’s awards were held at the Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, London.
Read more about Ray on the ASA website.
Last year’s U15 ASA National Age Group champions Sedgefield carried over their form into the first event of the 2015 ASA National Age Group Water Polo Championships, topping Group A of the Boys U17 Prelims in Walsall.
To read more about their success visit the asa website
On Monday night this week we attended the Durham hub session at the Louisa Centre in Stanley where 22 swimmers from across 5 clubs in the county were training together as part of the regular Durham hub training sessions. It was really exciting to see the mix of swimmers and coaches highlighting how clubs within the county can successfully work together.
During the session the swimmers spent time in the pool and the gym. Many of the swimmers have attended all of the sessions and can see the benefits and it has had on their swimming and training.
When asked about the hub sessions, a number of the swimmers commented that they enjoy ‘the mixture of clubs and training with different people’ ‘the interaction with swimmers from other clubs and the ability to mix with other coaches’ and‘racing new people’.
On Sunday the 21st June an open water festival will take place at Salford Watersports Centre, Salford Quays. As well as an fantastic opportunity for those new to open water swimming to try the sport, the festival will also see the ASANER and NDSA crown their open water champions.
Congratulations to Danny Thompson, Matt Wylie both City of Sunderland ASC and Matthew Gibson of Derwentside ASC on their awards at the annual North East Disability Sports Awards, held at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday 18th February 2015.
Danny was awarded Coach of the year
Matt received Male Personality of the year
Matthew received the Male Young Achiever
Attached is the current version of the above providing information of the new Swimming Competition Structure, specifically targeted at ASA Clubs, Counties and Regions. This is a live document and updates and additional information will be made available as and when appropriate.
We will endeavour to answer any questions relating to this document at the re-convened ACM this Saturday 11th October at 10.30 under AOB at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre
N&DSA will be using the following for its 2015 Championships:
Age Based on: 31st December in the year of competition
Minimum Age: 10 years of age in the year of competition (via 10/11 qualifying time)
Full Championship information will follow in due course.