Forthcoming Events

London Swimming News Update May 2017

Open Water Development Camp & Race Event – STOKE NEWINGTON RESERVOIR

 The second part of the camp will be run on the 17th June and will involve sessions in classroom. The Race event will take place on the 18th June out on open water.
Athletes for the 17th June were selected at the start of the year but there is an opportunity for 15 male and 15 female athletes to take part in the race event on the 18th June.

For further information please see the London Swimming website HERE

Open Water Regional Competition 2 July  2017
The 2017 Regional Competition will be run on Sunday 2nd July 2017 at Surrey Quays Watersports Centre Rotherhithe. The competition will also incorporate the Kernt and Middlesex County Championships.    
As last year the first three swimmers (male and female) in the following age groups 12, 13, 14,, 15,16, 17-18, 19+  will be eligible to enter the ASA Open Water Nationals (provided they have met the conditions laid out in the competition conditions) .
Full details of the entry conditions and entry packs (1 per club) can be found on the London Swimming website HERE
The Closing Date is the 2nd June 2017

Swim England National Open Water Festival 2017

The Swim England Open Water Festival will take place on 30th and 31st July at Rother Valley. 
It will include the National Open Water Age Groups and National Open Water Masters Championships as well as a mass participation event. 
For more information, please CLICK HERE

ASA Approved courses

You can find details of Level 1, Level 2 and CPD courses being delivered across the
region HERE

British Swimming Championship News Update
The British Swimming Championships took place from the 18th April 2017 to the 23rd April 2017 at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.
The London Region were represented by 80 athletes from 13 London Clubs. 16 of the athletes made the Finals. 5 were in the Junior Finals, 5 in Target Tokyo Finals and 6 in Open Finals. For further details please see HERE

Funding – London Sport’s funding search tool can 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!

London Swimming Events 2017

Details of 2017 London Region Youth Champs, Age Group Champs and Last Chance Meet are all available now at Londonswimming.org 

  • Talent Development Camps 2017Age Group Parents Talk

(For parents of swimmers born in 2005)

Saturday 20th May

3pm –The Lodge, Crystal Palace

(During the mid-session break at Regional Age Group Champs)

  • England Programmes Regional Athlete Development Camps – Trinity School, Croydon

Sunday 9thJuly

Sunday 1st October

Sunday 3rd December

Swimmers will be selected from Rankings following the Regional Age Groups Competition

  • England Programmes Regional Coach Development Day – The Lodge Crystal Palace

Saturday 24th June

Level 1 & 2 Coaches.
We will running a Team Manager 1 and Team Manager 2 Course during the event
Further details are available on the London Swimming website HERE

 COACHES FORUM – WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO?
The London Region coaches forum role is

  • To give advice and assistance to promote the development and improvement of swimming within the Region
  • To provide opportunities for senior coaches to exchange views and information
  • To provide liaison with coaches within the counties, providing views and information both from the coaches in each county to the forum and from the forum to the county coaches in each county
  • To link into Swim England/England Programmes for exchange of information and views
  • To liaise with regional swimming and development groups
  • To work towards improvement of regional championships
  • To provide general guidance and review conditions and selections for overseas camps

The current members of the forum are:

Dave Heathcock – Ealing SC – Chair
Bram Montgomery – Chelsea & Westminster Head Coach
Allan Thornton- Ealing SC – Head Coach
Damien Bryan – Kingston Royals SC – Head Coach
Gary Inch – London Borough of Redbridge – Head Coach
Gary Rogers – Romford Town SC – Head Coach
John Adye – Hillingdon SC – Head Coach
Lisa Bates – LACPP – Head Coach
Martin Jurco – Leander SC – Head Coach
Matt Heathcock – Camden Swiss Cottage SC – Head Coach
Tony Beckley – Beckenham SC – Head Coach
Callum Maher-Doyle – Enfield Swim Squad – Head Coach
Kay Grimshaw – Regional Talent Representative              

 
If you would like to ask a question or find out further information please email london@swimming.org  and we will forward to the members of the forum to assist.

London Swimming ACM – Save the Date

The ACM takes place on Saturday 16th September 2017 at the Abbey Centre, Westminster.
Further details to follow later.

GLL supports record number of aquatic athletes

GLL has announced that more than 400 aquatics athletes across the UK will receive funding and support via the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF).
The GSF is the largest independent athlete support programme in the UK. Since 2007, the programme has provided over 13,000 athlete awards.
The athlete awards cover swimming (Olympic, Paralympic, Deaflympic and Special Olympic), diving, synchronised swimming and water polo. Eighty nine per cent of the award recipients get no other funding, so the GSF helps to fill a vital funding gap for young athletes.