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Kent Disability Swimming Squad Training Session
24th February 2018 15:30 - 17:00

Kent v Sussex Masters Challenge Cup
3rd March 2018 17:00 - 20:00

Team Manager 1 Workshop - Medway Park
6th March 2018 18:00 - 21:00

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  • Kent Water Polo Festival 2018

    14th March 2018

    The 2018 Kent Festival will take place at Folkestone Leisure Centre on 16 June, 13:00 - 18:30 (coaches/ officials meeting 12:45) As agreed at the Network meeting the Kent Festival age groups are now in line with all other competitions to keep things simple 2007 and younger (under 12) - Start time 13:002005 and younger (under 14) - start time 14:002003 and younger (under 16) - start time 16:15 All times are estimates and are just a rough guide at the moment, please advertise NOW among you club to ensure we get strong numbers this year! Unfortunately this clashes with the under 19 boys Inter Regional Competition, but there are no other free dates due to SER training.  We are not planning on entering a team into the under 19 boys as it is still exam season and Kent don't have many players this age, but if anyone disagrees we will be more than happy for them to organise the team. Ben McDonald KCASA Water Polo Manager ...

  • Swimming Championship Lost Property

    11th March 2018

    We have the following lost property from the last Championships Weekend at the LAC: Black and Pink Women’s FastskinPair of Black Speedo Flip flopsPair of Adidas Flip Flops (Black and Pink)Black Under Armour ShortsBoys Speedo Jammers Size 10 Years/28 Black with multicoloured panel...

  • Team Manager 1 Workshop - Crystal Place

    10th March 2018

    Date: 10 March 2018 Time: 10.00am – 1pm Venue: The Lodge, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road, London SE19 2BB To Book: Click here Additional Guidance The Good Club Guide: Team ManagerTeam Manager Module 1...

  • Training Day for Level 1 and Coaching Assistants

    10th March 2018

    This Training Day has been organised by London Region for Level 1 Coaches and Coaching Assistants, covering: Coaching The Next Generation - Age Group Coaching. This one day conference will broaden knowledge and understanding, whilst developing skills in the following three key areas: ...

  • Team Manager 1 Workshop - Medway Park

    6th March 2018

    Team Manager 1 Workshop Venue: Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham ME7 1HFDate: 6 March 2018Time: 18.00-21.00To Book: Click here John King Development Coordinator Additional Guidance The Good Club Guide: Team ManagerTeam Manager Module 1...

  • Kent Sport Club Survey - your club's chance to win one of 5 x £100 prizes!

    2nd March 2018

    The Kent and Medway Club Survey is a comprehensive research project to better understand the experience of clubs across Kent and Medway. The study will help Kent Sport to support clubs more effectively, and work together towards ensuring as many people as possible can play sport in the county,...

  • Kent Swimming Championship 2018 hats and hoodies link

    28th February 2018

    Hoodies and swim hats (with Kent Championships 2018) are available here: AllCapsHoodies...

  • Wanted: L1 Coaching Assistants and Assistant TM for 11 Year Old Development Pathway Camps

    28th February 2018

    There are still places available for Level 1 skills coaches and an assistant team manager for the 11-year-old Development Pathway Camps. We are particularly looking for Level 1 Swimming Coaches who would like the opportunity to broaden their experience by being involved in the England...

  • Have your say on the future of Crystal Palace

    15th February 2018

    Crystal Palace National Sports Centre The Crystal Palace Sports Centre (NSC) was built in the early 1960s to provide Londoners with outstanding sports facilities and to serve professional sport. The Mayor wants to ensure that the centre has a long-term future, so is launching a review to look at...

  • Vacancies for Skills Coaches for the 11 Year Old Pathway Programme - apply now!

    11th February 2018

    Dear Coaching Staff As you may be aware the Kent County ASA are again implementing the County 11 year old Pathway in accordance with the requirements of Swim England Talent Programmes. We are now recruiting 6 Skills Coaches to work with the Head Coach appointed for the 2018 Programme. ...

  • Vacancy for Assistant Team Manager for the 11 Year Old Pathway Programme - apply now!

    11th February 2018

    Dear Volunteer As you may be aware the Kent County ASA are again implementing the County 11 year old Pathway in accordance with the requirements of Swim England Talent Programmes. We are now recruiting an assistant Team Manager to work with the Lead Team Manager for 2018. The role is...

  • KCASA Swimming Championships - Accepted Entries

    11th February 2018

    Individual Event ProgrammeTeam Event ProgrammeQualifying TimesLicensed Conditions With apologies, it has been flagged up that there was a bug in the first version of the accepted entries which meant there was an error with the 50 Back for girls which resulted in most of the 14-year-olds being...

  • Water Polo Young Volunteers (Aquatic Helper Certificate)

    4th February 2018

    Kent ASA Water Polo Young Volunteers (Aquatic Helper Certificate) for Water Polo Kent Water Polo have been given the exciting opportunity to run Swim England Aquatic...

  • Calling Kent's Masters - Kent v Sussex Masters Challenge Cup

    31st January 2018

    In the pantheon of sport there are some great and noble sporting rivalries such as England v Australia in the Ashes, England v Germany in the World Cup, Europe v US in the Ryder Cup and Yorkshire v Lancashire in the Roses Match. Another great sporting occasion and rivalry will be re-engaged...

  • England Talent Development Programme 11-year-olds Camp

    27th January 2018

    During the course of 2018 Kent County ASA will be providing the 11-year-old Development Pathway in Kent as part of the overall National Programme under the auspices of England Talent. The Development Pathway for 11-year-olds as at 31 December 2018 (ie born in 2007) will consist of: 1. A parents’...

  • England Talent Development Programme Parents Workshop - 11 February

    27th January 2018

    This parents' workshop is open to parents of all 2007 born (as last year) but also to the parents of those swimmers who were born in 2006 2005 and 2004 who are competing at the County Championships for the first time. Full details are given in the letters below. The first is for parents of...

  • Swimming Officials FINA Rules Update Workshop

    19th January 2018

    FINA Rules Update (M6) All officials must attend an Officials FINA rules update workshop before they can renew their licence. Details for this next workshop are as follows: Venue: Biggin Hill Leisure Centre, Church Road, Biggin Hill, TN16 3LBDate: 19 January 2017Time: 19.00-21.00 To...

  • KCASA Swimming Championships 2018 - Entry Information

    10th January 2018

    Click this link to take you to the KCASA Swimming Championship 2018 page ...

  • Kent Masters finish in 7th place in the Inter County Competition

    31st December 2017

    At last the results have been published.  Well done all of you, including Katie our timekeeper and Dennis our official! You recorded our best result - possibly ever!  A national seventh place, one better than our 2008 result.  And, as you know our target was tenth, so we...

  • The Late Steve Little of Thanet Swim Club - Funeral Arrangements

    18th December 2017

    It is with great sadness that we report that Steve Little has passed away whilst he and his wife Karen were visiting their daughter Katie and their first grandchild in Dubai. Steve was a life-long key member of Thanet Swim Club - along with Karen, Katie and son Jack - holding many...

  • Charlton Lido December Swim in Memory of Masters Swimmer Steve Wand

    16th December 2017

    Community Spirit at Charlton Lido This year the London swimming community has come together again as 44 swimmers gathered at the 50m Charlton Lido to take part in one of the classic sets of 100 x 100m off 2 mins. London Region Masters Representative Richard Jones explains one reason why we all...

  • Swim England Masters T30 Competition - Closing date for entries 13/12

    13th December 2017

    The Swim England Masters T-30 challenge is a unique and simple event which determines just one thing – who can swim the furthest in 30 minutes! You don’t have to be a Swim England membership to enter the T-30 Challenge. It’s open to everyone living in Great Britain between 18 and 108 years...

  • Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) Residential Course for Deaf Young People

    30th November 2017

    The National Deaf Children’s Society is holding a residential course for deaf young people aged 16 - 25 to achieve a Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification. Young people will spend four days learning swimming theory and technique, as well as getting hands on experience of teaching...

  • KCASA Water Polo u16s Selection Session - 25 November 2017

    25th November 2017

    Saturday 25 November - 7:30-9:30pm - (Location Swanley) This will be for the under 16s only (boys and girls), and therefore will be a selection session/ final training before the under 16 competitions (for both the mixed and girls only competition). If you are not born in 2002/03 you must have...

  • Kent Sport's Club & Coach Forum on 22 November is Free!

    22nd November 2017

    The next Club & Coach Forum takes place on Wednesday 22 November 6.30-9.00pm at K Sports in Aylesford and there is the choice of two workshops: Warm Up – Led by Victoria Annis, Senior Physiotherapist from the University of Kent. Victoria will take you through the principles of an...

  • A new pool for Hythe needs your support!

    19th November 2017

    A New Pool for Hythe!!!!!!! A planning application has been submitted to Shepway District Council for the development of Princes Parade in Hythe. Details of the application are included by following the link below. Swimming Clubs are asked to support this proposal because we know that Hythe...

  • Swim England Volunteer Satisfaction Survey - take part now!

    15th November 2017

    Swim England has launched its 2017 Volunteer Satisfaction Survey to get feedback about experiences of volunteering in swimming and aquatics. We recognise the vital role that volunteers play in the success of our sports Those people who give up their time at local, regional and national levels are...

  • Officials' FINA Rules Update Workshops

    13th November 2017

    All officials must attend an "official" Officials FINA rule update classroom presentation before they can renew their licence. The IOS and Swim England are insisting on this being their official presentation and not an informal meeting arranged by Referees. Only attendance at one of these formal...

  • KCASA Swimming Championships 2018 Update

    31st October 2017

    This season the championships have stayed with the same formula, with just a few changes 16 year olds have their own age group, with finalsWe have added a 150m IM for our para swimmersWe now have para QT'sAs last year, It is likely that there will be rejections this year, Consideration QT's have...

  • New Courses and Workshops added to the listing

    31st October 2017

    New Teaching/Coaching courses and CPD Workshops have been added here ...

  • KCASA Swimming Development Meet 2017 details posted

    28th October 2017

    We have just seen some amazing performances at the World Championships by GB, and at Summer Nationals by an outstanding cohort of Kent Swimmers. All these great performances start with the grass-roots of the sport, and that starts with events like the County Development Meet. For those that...

  • Team Manager 1 Presenter Training - 21 October 2017

    21st October 2017

    We will be running a Team Manager Presenter Day in Guildford on Saturday 21 October.  With a few key presenters moving on, we are rather short in the region and it is proving difficult to meet the demands from the clubs to provide training.  Presenters can opt to just deliver in...

  • RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches - 15 October

    15th October 2017

    There are a few spaces available on the RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches: Date:  15 October 2017Time:  8.30- 6.00pmVenue:  Shooters Hill Post 16 CampusCost:  £110Contact:  Fay at bookings@aquabilitytraining.co.uk ...

  • J2 Workshop - Session 1 - 12 October (Beckenham) ... Venue Change

    12th October 2017

    Venue: The Spa at Beckenham, 24 Beckenham Road, Beckenham BR3 4PF - Please contact the Course Organiser for details Time: 19.00-21.00 Cost: £8 per candidate. Judge 1 Tuesday 6 June 2017 - Session 1 - Timekeeping and Chief TimekeepingThursday 14 September 2017 - Session 2 - Stroke RulesTuesday 14...

  • Safeguarding Workshop and Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course in Sevenoaks in October

    9th October 2017

    Spaces are still available (but limited) for the following: Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop at Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks on 8 October 2017 (closing date 1 October) ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) at Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks starting 23 October 2017...

  • Bronze for KCASA swimmer Annabel Guye-Johnson on final day

    8th October 2017

    Annabel Guye-Johnson won 200m Breaststroke bronze on the final day of the 2017 World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, USA. The RTW Monson swimmer took her PB down to 2:27.42 to touch third in a thrilling final. Ireland’s Mona McSharry had lead the race out through the opening 100m, with...

  • Cerebral Palsy Sport Awards - Athletes, Coaches, Clubs, Volunteers

    2nd October 2017

    Cerebral Palsy Sport recognises that there is a huge amount of fantastic sport and activity available for people with CP across the country and as the National Disability Sports Organisation we want to be able to recognise those involved.  The CP awards are an opportunity for you to nominate...

  • Disability Workshops at Kent Disability Sports Awareness Day on 1 October

    1st October 2017

    I'm not sure if you’ve seen via our social media but we have two workshops running in Maidstone on Sunday 1st October, which coincides with the Kent Disability Sports Awareness Day happening at Maidstone Leisure Centre.  Full details about the activities on offer can be found...

  • Dates and Venues for the 2018 KCASA Swimming Championships posted

    30th September 2017

    The County Championships preparations are well under way but, before publishing the details, we are seeking clarification from Swim England regarding particular elements of the conditions. We will publish to all as soon as finalised. The dates in 2018 are: January 20/21 at Crystal PalaceJanuary...

  • Read the latest Kent Water Polo Newsletter here

    30th September 2017

    Welcome to the fifth Kent Water Polo Newsletter.  To view in a browser window, click here.  Coming up in this month's edition: Kent water polo datesWater polo coaching courseKent under 19 team resultKCASA Development DayKent League...

  • Invitation to Officiate: 2017 Swim England Masters National Championships

    27th September 2017

    Applications are now open to officiate at the 2017 Swim England Masters National Championships, to be held from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October 2017 (inclusive) at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield. All applicants must be qualified at least to Judge Level 1 and must...

  • Officials urgently needed for Swim Wales Legends Meet - 15-17 September

    15th September 2017

    We have received an urgent request for assistance with officials from Swim Wales for their Legends Meet next weekend. Event info: http://www.swimwales.org/events/swim-wales-legends-meet-2017 Dates: 15th – 17th September Venue: Swansea National Pool Expenses: accommodation and food provided...

  • Sign up now for the KCASA Development Day on 10 September 2017

    10th September 2017

    Event:      KCASA Development Day Date:       Sunday 10 September 2017 Venue:    Holiday Inn, London Road, Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks, TN15 7RS Morning Afternoon Workshop A1/2 Safeguarding and Protecting Children (spaces...

  • Become a Swim England South East Young Volunteer!

    4th September 2017

    Are you aged between 14 and 18 years and looking to access training opportunities to volunteer within aquatics?  Swim England South East is looking to increase the number of trained young people and to improve accessibility to formal and informal training opportunities through the Young...

  • Swimming Technical Officials Regional Training and Development Co-ordinator Applications invited ...

    12th August 2017

    Swim England South East is inviting expressions of interest for the role of Swimming Technical Officials Regional Training and Development Co-ordinator Within the Region, training and development of officials is largely carried out within the Counties, so liaison with the County Organisers will...

  • Open Water 'taster' opportunity for KCASA members

    17th June 2017

    Kent County ASA and TriSwim have collaborated to offer KCASA registered swimmers a reduced price introductory ‘Open Water Competency Development’ session at Chipstead Lake near the M25/M26 on Saturday 17 June from 5.00-7.00pm The price of £25 includes lake membership, supervised training,...

  • The May Edition of the Masters Newsletter is available here!

    12th June 2017

    New to Kent Masters is our dedicated newsletter launched by the new Masters Committee in June 2016. It contains useful information for the county's Masters plus a spotlight on one of our swimmers, and loads of useful information. You can read or download the current issue and archive versions...

  • Crystal Palace divers picked to compete for Britain’s Junior Teams

    11th June 2017

    Breaking news!   Four of the Crystal Palace divers have been picked to compete for Britain’s Junior Teams and Lin Chen (former Chinese World Champion 1986/Palace coach) will be one of the Head British coaches at the Junior Europeans.  Not only that, Crystal Palace diver,...

  • Results of the 2017 KCASA Diving 'Skills' Competition

    10th June 2017

    2017 KCASA Diving Skills Report This was the inaugural Kent Skills Diving Championships and attracted 93 entries from nine diving clubs across the SE Region. The competition also doubled as a National points qualifier for the ASA National Skills to be held in the Olympic pool in July. ...

  • Kent Water Polo Award Scheme - first testing day on 10 June 2017

    10th June 2017

    Date: 10 June 2017 Venue:  White Oak, Swanley Time:  Coach and Volunteers 17.00-21.00 | u12s 19.30-20.30 | u16s 20.30-21.30 Cost:  Free This session is focused on at coaches, volunteers and players (u12 and u16) as part of the launch of the Kent Water Polo Award Scheme. The...

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