Taking place from Saturday 21 June to Sunday 6 July and hosted in four different locations across the two weekends.
The 2014 Open Water Swimming season is fast approaching so we want to make you aware of forthcoming opportunities for current or potential open water officials across the south west!
Application form for Open Water Officials already qualified as Open Water Judge Level 2 who wish to undergo further training to qualify as Open Water Referee
31 May 2014 – 1 June 2014
Residential weekend in Weymouth
Must be 12 years or over with some experience of distance swimming
Continual Professional Development (CPD)
Please download the Calendar (excel spreadsheet) to view non IOS courses that may be useful to clubs such as Safeguarding and Time to Listen. Please promote and distribute within your networks. The February to June 2014 events can be filtered by County or Counties by clicking on the first row of that column to make your selection.
As part of the services provided by ASA Membership Services for affiliated clubs, the ASA are again running Online Workshops during 2014. The aims of these Online Workshops are to assist club officers in their roles. Booking details for the first workshop in March is now available on Swimming.org website.
The ASA has linked up with the NSPCC to deliver the ‘Time to Listen’ module that supports Club Welfare Officers (CWOs) with their role and responsibilities. A Free Time to Listen Workshop is running in Dorset on 4/3/14 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester.
A big thank you to everyone who attended the Club AGM on 2 February, and in particular those who were newly elected or have taken on new roles. Our thriving Club is supported entirely by volunteers – people like you! Even if you don’t fancy a dip in the sea, we can always do with more help to share the workload.
News of how we are planning for this year’s Seahorse Swim and future events. Some thoughts on succession planning and a request that you help us by encouraging likely members to serve on our committee.
Last year, the ASA revealed worrying statistics showing that over half (51%) of children aged 7 – 11 years in the UK were unable to swim 25m unaided. Taking this 5 minute survey could really make the difference in changing the provision of swimming in schools.