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London Region: Strategic information for London Swimming - 18 July 2015

21st August 2015

Strategic information for London Swimming - 18 July 2015

Introduction

This bulletin to clubs, counties and other organisations affiliated to the London Region – along with London Board and Committee members - aims to share useful information in a simple headlines which can be followed up. The contents this month include items which require action, information about funding opportunities and useful information. Please share the bulletin with your colleagues within the region, county or club.

For Action

London Annual Council Meeting

The Region’s Annual Council meeting is on 17 September 2015 at St. Botolph’s Church Hall, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL. We ask clubs to advise us who their delegates will be and invite them to notify us of any nominations for office and/or motions that they want to discuss by 31 July. Further information is on the region’s website at

http://www.londonswimming.org/2015/06/asa-london-region-2015-annual-council-meeting/

ASA Club Conferences

The ASA has announced the dates of the 2015 Club Conferences including 19 September 2015 in London at the Holiday Inn Stratford City. More details are to follow.

Funding Opportunities

London Sport Funding Update

The latest information on funding opportunities available for sport and physical activity related projects https://londonsport.org/funding/

For Information

Youth Sports Trust: Physical activity

The Youth Sports Trust has published a report, The Class of 2035, which presents four possible scenarios - both positive and negative - for the future. It suggests that future generations of young people risk becoming “hostages to handheld devices” and “disengaged from physical activity”. A survey of 1,000 5-16 year olds found that:

  • 75% of young people enjoy PE at school
  • 64% feel better after taking part in sport
  • 35% said they spoke to their friends more on social media than in person
  • 23% saw playing computer games with friends as a form of physical activity

Regional Club Development Officer

Sophie Joinson has joined the region as the new Regional Club Development Officer. You can contact her via Sophie.joinson@swimming.org

Para-swimming

The ASA Sport Governing Board has clarified when S15 (Hearing Impaired) athletes can compete in events. They are not included in Paralympic events and Multi-classification events but can compete in any able-bodied event. Where the meet conditions allow they can compete in S15 events with medals awarded to this specific classification. More information is available from Carl Cooper.

London Swimming

Email: london@swimming.org

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