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  • KCASA Annual Council Meeting - 16 June 2018

    16th June 2018

    You are invited to attend the 2018 Annual Council Meeting which will take place on Saturday 10 December 2016 at the Holiday Inn, London Road, Wrotham Heath TN15 7RS. The doors open and tea/coffee will be available from 10.30am and the meeting, which will include the trophy presentation and the election and induction of the President for 2018-19, John John Handley, will start at 11.00am and be followed by a light buffet lunch. At 13.00pm there will then be a short meeting for members of the 2018-19 Management Committee only. Full details including nomination forms, agenda, minutes are here ...

  • KCASA Annual Dinner - 15 June 2018

    15th June 2018

    We have pleasure in inviting you to the Kent County ASA Annual Dinner in honour of our President, John Burdett, which will be held at Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club, Birchwood Road, Wilmington, Dartford, DA2 7HJ on Friday 15 June (arrival 7.15pm - dinner 8.00pm). The dress code is dinner...

  • Technical Officials and DBS Checks

    14th June 2018

    I have been asked to pass this message onto you all: “Swimming Technical Officials are not required to have DBS checks undertaken for normal poolside duties, unless they are Swim England ‘approved’ Swimming Technical Officials Trainers/Tutors. Any such person has to be approved by the Regional...

  • Land Training for Swimmers

    14th June 2018

    The previous pre-pool DVDs have now been converted into an online resource. The link is included below: http://www.swimming.org/sport/land-warm-up-swimmers Can we please spread the word far and wide! Lindsay Dunn National Talent Officer (Swimming) and Pathway Lead ...

  • KCASA Open Water Development Day - 2 June 2018

    6th June 2018

    KCASA and TriSwim are collaborating to offer Kent ASA registered swimmers a reduced price ‘Open Water Development’ training session at Chipstead Lake near the M25 on Saturday 2 June 2018 We are offering two sessions - subject to demand: Masters and 16+ from 6-8am 12-Masters from 5-7pm Price per...

  • Make a nomination for the Edward G Maples Memorial Trophy by 1 June

    1st June 2018

    This is your chance to nominate someone in your club who has possibly gone beyond the call of duty! Nominations should be made using the on-line form and close on 1 June 2018.   Conditions:1The award may be made once only to any club official, administrator or voluntary worker in...

  • Swim England Statement: Coaching and Teaching in Clubs

    30th May 2018

    Coaching and Teaching in Clubs  It is vital for the future of our sport that participants are confident in the quality of activities offered by Swim England affiliated organisations. It is also very important that clubs, administrators, coaches and teachers have the peace of mind that...

  • General Data Protection Regulation - Swim England Guidance

    25th May 2018

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  • Applications are invited for the role of Chairman of Kent County ASA - Closing date 16 May 2018

    16th May 2018

    Applications are invited from suitably experienced individuals for the role of Chairman of the KCASA Management Committee. This is an opportunity to influence and lead the future development of aquatics at all levels of the sport within the County. Applications are invited from as wide a...

  • Open Water Swimming is for Everyone!

    3rd May 2018

    As the temperatures in this fair country at long last rise, your thoughts might be turning to open water swimming.  If they do that’s great.  If they don’t how about looking at your local open water venue and thinking about taking your swimmers?   Most venues will start to...

  • Coaches needed for the SE South East Open Water Camp 17 June - applications close 20 April

    20th April 2018

    Swim England South East Open Water Camp:  12-16 yrs Date:  Sunday 17 June 2018Time:  08.45am – 15.30pmVenues:  Elmbridge Excel Leisure Centre, Walton on Thames and Shepperton Lake Coaches interested in attending this camp should complete the application form by 20 April....

  • Swim South East Coach Conference - Essential for 12-year-old Camp Coaches

    6th April 2018

    Date: 10 June 2018 Venue: Leatherhead Leisure Centre Time: 09.30-16.15 The content of this conference organised in conjunction with the Swim England Talent Team will be aimed at Level 2 coaches, although other coaches are welcome to attend. Please note that all coaches involved in the...

  • Swim Safe free outdoor swimming/water safety sessions at Margate (7-14 years)

    4th April 2018

    Swim Safe offers free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for children aged between 7 and 14. Children learn how to keep safe when swimming outdoors and know what to do if they get into trouble. Swim Safe runs every summer at beach, lake and other inland outdoors water locations across the...

  • Swim Safe is coming to Margate this Summer and needs your support!

    31st March 2018

    Swim Safe will be coming to Margate this summer for its first year of delivery.   Swim Safe is a water safety programme aimed at delivering water safety messaging and providing young people with an experience of applying skills learned in indoor swimming lessons to an outdoors water...

  • Try out MiniPolo in Tunbridge Wells!

    30th March 2018

    Holmewood House School at Langton Green is now offering Mini Water Polo on a Friday night! Please email KentWaterPoloNews@gmail.com further information...

  • England Water Polo article on the future of England/GB water polo at a National Level

    30th March 2018

    Find out about the future of England and GB water polo at a National Level here ...

  • KCASA Open Water Championships 2018

    28th March 2018

    The KCASA Open Water Championships 2018 will be held in conjunction with the London Region Open Water Championships at Surrey Docks, Rotherhithe, London on 30 June 2018. Please refer to the open water pages for entry information. ...

  • New date announced for the Deal Tri Masters Development Gala

    24th March 2018

    Date: Saturday 24 March 2018 Venue: Dover Leisure Centre Warm-up: 17.00 Start: 17.15 The whole object of this Development Gala is for you to come along and experience a Gala in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You get to have a go at swimming other strokes, over quite short attainable...

  • Kent Water Polo Aquatic Helper Workshop - are you booked in?

    17th March 2018

    The last couple of days I have sent out individual booking emails to the people who have shown interest/ confirmed availability for Kent Water Polo Aquatic Helper Workshop. Please see the list of names below that a booking email has been sent to Nicholas Kuijlaars - BeckenhamSamuel Lewington -...

  • 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...

  • 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: ...

  • Congratulations to 2018's 11-year-old Development Pathway swimmers

    10th March 2018

    Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been selected for the 11 Year Old Development Pathway this Year: 1Kevin CaoBexleyJessica HarmerSevenoaks2Tom HawkinsBexleyOlivia ParpworthThanet3Demi AlliDartfordAlyze GentlesSevenoaks4Alexander Hillier-TaylorBeckenhamEvie SmithMaidstone5Oliver...

  • 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...

  • Funeral details for the Late Eddie Willis of Hythe Aqua and Kent

    6th March 2018

    Sad news about one of the long term swimming officials in Kent Eddie Willis who has passed away after being taken ill just after Christmas.  Officials and clubs will remember Eddie, who for many years officiated across the county.  He was also a long- serving member of Hythe Aqua club...

  • 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...

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