Help the ASA to attract more volunteers into our sport and break down the barriers to volunteer participation.
We thank club members for attending the AGM at The Junction, Broadstone on 8 Mar. The Club showed its appreciation of the contribution of outgoing Chair Bob Holman with a gift. Bob’s leadership, drive and enthusiasm has been instrumental in developing open water swimming in the area. Your Committee is looking forward to offering similar support to Chris Parkin, your new Club Chairman. Minutes and reports follow.
ASA South West Region are holding a weekend course to develop Open Water swimmers on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May 2015 starting at 8.30am.
The course will be held at the Osprey Leisure Centre Portland. Dorset DT5 1BD.
Accommodation will be provided at Portland YHA, DT5 1AU.
The course is designed for young swimmers with an upper age limit of 18 on 31 December.
EDOWSC has been invited to apply for grant funding from the Borough of Poole for 2015/2016 providing it is for activities which support the Council’s objectives for the promotion of sports and active healthy lifestyles.
2014 sees the launch of the first ASA annual volunteer satisfaction survey for all ASA volunteers.
The survey will not only offer you the opportunity to tell the ASA more about your current experience, but to highlight any additional support or training that you would like to receive.
Issue 15 of Volunteering News not only highlights the fantastic work of some of the ASA’s aquatic workforce, but thanks every volunteer who gives up their time freely to make aquatics happen.
We invite Club members to nominate members for the following open water swimming awards which will be presented at our end of season lunch.
Monday 8 September (7pm – 9pm) – Purbeck Sports Centre, Wareham
All Dorset ASA affiliated clubs are welcome to attend the workshop (EDOWSC, Blandford, Poole and Weymouth will be attending).
Celebrate and reward the unsung heroes of aquatics. The ASA are looking for organisations or individuals of all swimming ages and abilities who have special stories that will continue to inspire and motivate others.
We were delighted that Martin Kimberley, Chief Executive of Active Dorset, was able to present prizes to first, second and third placed competitors in the Seahorse Swim 3.8km and 2km race categories. Afterwards, we asked Martin to share how Active Dorset is helping build particpation in sport and physical activity in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole