Forthcoming Events

London Swimming News Update

Staff Update……
We would like to make you all aware that Sophie Joinson, the London Swimming Regional Club Development Officer, will be leaving the organisation on the 1st February. Until a replacement is appointed, please direct all enquiries to london@swimming.org or those of you who are already in contact with Esther Hill can continue to get in touch with her for support also

London Region Youth Championships 2017 – Event Schedule Published!
The London Swimming Events Team are pleased to announce the 2017 London Swimming Regional Youth Championships (incorporating long-distance & all relay events). Conditions, qualifying times, entry files and ALL associated DOCUMENTS are planned for publication on Wednesday 25th January 2017 – please check back here for updates.

Click here to download the event schedule and timings for the Championships.

For Action: ensure your club has followed guidance on Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding all our members – particularly the young and the vulnerable – is a vital part of all our work in the sport.  Club, county and regional welfare officers play an important role in safeguarding but it isn’t solely for them; it is for everyone.  The ASA has published guidance for members, clubs, counties and regions in Wavepower http://www.swimming.org/asa/clubs-and-members/safeguarding-children/ on their role in this area.

The Region’s Welfare Officer is Maria Abrams, whose contact details, along with other key people and resources in this area, can be found here on the website.

Please make sure that your members and employees are aware of their responsibilities under this guidance and the ASA Code of Ethics http://www.swimming.org/asa/clubs-and-members/code-of-ethics/

Team Manager Module 1 workshop

Team Manager training is designed to ensure that anyone taking groups of athletes to competition or camps locally is fully equipped to fulfil their role. The training is ideal for those individuals who are already doing the role of a Team Manager, or those who are due to take it on.

Wednesday 8th March 6pm at St Helens Sports Centre, Northwood

Places are limited so please email londonbookings@swimming,org to reserve your place now! There will be a nominal charge of £10 to cover costs as Hillingdon SC are hosting.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children courses coming up in London….

Below is a list of available courses being run by other organisations such as local authorities and London Sport. Below are a list of some of the courses – you can see details of these but also more courses here.

Aquability Teacher Training/scUK – 29th January 16:00-19:00 at Eric Lidell Sports Centre
Contact Lorna Crust on admin@aquabilityttc.co.uk or on 07802 660516

London Sport/scUK – 31st January 6:30-9:30pm at Harigey Civic Centre
Contact Lorna Leach on lorna.leach@londonsport.org or on 07535 796494

London South Bank Uni/scUK – 2nd Februrary 18:30-21:30 at London South Bank Uni
Contact Alan Taylor on tayloa40@lsbu.ac.uk or on 0207 8157811

Active Surrey/scUK – 7th February 19:00-22:00 Epsom Town Hall
Contact Saba Tariq on saba.tariq@surreycc.gov.uk or on 01483 518944

London Sport/scUK – 8th February 18:30-21:30 at Hammersmith Town Hall
Contact Lorna Leach on lorna.leach@londonsport.org or on 0207 8685055

Hertfordshire Sports Partnership/scUK – 13/16/17th February 18:30-21:30 at Hertfordshire Uni
Contact Kelly Fagan on k.fagan@herts.ac.uk or on 01707 281008

Active Surrey/scUK – 21st February 19:00-22:00 Reigate Town Hall
Contact Saba Tariq on saba.tariq@surreycc.gov.uk or on 01483 518944

We are also currently planning a SCUK workshop ourselves which will be delivered alongside the NSPCC Time to Listen course, in late February/early March. If you aren’t already on our waiting list and would be interested in attending one or both of these workshops then please let us know.

More information about the role of Club Welfare Officer and training can be found here

Seymour Synchro on a mission to help homeless

Seymour Synchronised Swimming Club proved that you can get involved in St Mungo’s Woolly Hat Day anywhere you like as they took to the water at Porchester Pool.

The swimmers donned bright orange bobble hats and called for the public to get involved with this year’s Woolly Hat Day on Friday 27 January 2017.

They performed some impressive underwater synchro routines in London’s West End. And they are asking for everyone to get involved in Woolly Hat Day by putting a hat on and donating money to help end homelessness and rebuild lives.

To read more and to find out how you can get involved in Wooly Hat Day click here.

ASA Approved courses

Please find here a list of all of the Level 1, Level 2 and CPD courses being delivered across the
region in February and March that still have places available!

Funding – London Sport has just launced its brand new funding search tool to help sports organisations and individuals living and operating in the capital to access what funding grants and bursaries there are available – if your club is looking for funding then it is definitely worth a look here!

NEW Sportivate funding round now open!
London Sport are delighted to announce additional Sportivate funding with £300,000 now available for projects targeting inactive young people. Deadline for applications is midnight 5th February 2017.
  
KEY DETAILS

  • Available for all projects targeting 11-25 year old inactive participants
  • Prioritisation will be given to projects targeting inactive and female participants
  • You can submit a maximum of 1 application
  • Applicants must provide match funding of at least 10% of total project costs (either in-kind or cash)
  • Delivery must take place between 1 May 2017 and 22 December 2017
  • Projects must deliver 6-8 consecutive weekly sessions
  • Deadline for completed applications to be submitted is Midnight on 5 February 2017

For more information on Sportivate including the application form, guidance document and details of a webinar to help you with your applciation please click here. Complete applications and any queries should be submitted to sportivate@londonsport.org by Midnight 5th February 2017

A new Clubs FAQ page is now on the London Swimming website here – please take a look here to see lots of frequently asked questions answered and with links to useful resources and guidance! If you have a question please send it to london@swimming.org

Sport and Recreation Alliance Comunity Sport Awards

The Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards showcase the very best that sport and recreation activities bring to communities across the nation.

We have finalised this year’s awards categories and will launch the nominations on 6th February 2017! Categories include;

  • Innovative Project Award
  • Profesional Community Programme of the Year Award
  • Added Social Value Award (New)
  • Join In Volunteering Award (New)
  • Mental Health Award (New)

To find out more about the 2016 categories and sponsors click here

Cerebral Palsy Sport National Swimming Championships 2017

Entries are now open for the CP Sport National Swimming Championships. The event is being held at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Nottingham, on 26th March 2017.

Please find the event poster here and entry pack for the event here.
If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please pass on the information about the event to any contacts who may be interested.

We are also looking for volunteers and officials to help the event run smoothly, so please get in touch if you would like to help on the day.

Update on payments to London Swimming
The region is giving 3 months notice that from 1st APRIL 2017 it will no longer accept cheques, instead payment should be made electronically to its bank account, details are listed below,
HSBC – Sort Code 40-20-09 Account No 41469932

Water Polo Inter Regional 2017 Dates A full list is now available on the London Swimming website here.