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28th - 29th October 2017

KCASA Swimming Committee Meeting
2nd November 2017 19:30 - 21:30

Officials' FINA Rules Update - Dunkirk
8th November 2017 19:00 - 21:00

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  • 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 Pool has a limited lifespan and a new pool is desperately needed. Over the last 15 years a number of sites have been considered and dismissed for various reasons and we are now at the end of the journey. If the vocal objectors manage to stop this proposal we believe Hythe Pool will close when another major maintenance issue arises and our community club in its current form will cease to exist. I would urge all to take the time to support this proposal by following the link below, then the next link from that page directly to the planning application portal. There is no need to write an essay just express your support!!!! You can also write directly to the SDC Planning Dept....

  • 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...

  • KCASA Masters Championships - Entries Now Open

    9th June 2017

    Under ASA Laws and ASA Technical Rules and incorporating Kent County ASA Masters’ Team Gala Venue:Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham ME7 1HFDate:Sunday 25 June 20 (age range 18 years - 85+ years)Timing:10.00 for a 10.45 start - timing of the second session will be confirmed when the entries have...

  • National and British invitations to officiate

    9th June 2017

    ·Swim England National Open Water Festival – closes Friday 2nd June ·British Summer Championships – closes Monday 5th June ·Swim England Summer Meet – closes Friday 9th June The original invitations were sent out between 12th and 15th May. Helen Akers Swimming Officials CoordinatorM 07813 998...

  • KCASA Open Water Championships - Entries Now Open!

    1st June 2017

    Age Group & Multi-Disability Competition (Under ASA Laws and ASA Technical Rules including IPC Rules for Multi-Disability Event) Venue: Surrey Docks Water Sports Centre, Rope Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7SX Date: Sunday 2 July 2017 Entries: Entries close at midnight on 1 June 2017....

  • Nominate someone who has 'gone that extra mile' for our sport!

    1st June 2017

    This is your chance to nominate someone in your club for the Edward G Maples Memorial Trophy 2017.  Nominations may be made using the form here and close on 1 June 2017. Conditions 1The award may be made once only to any club official, administrator or voluntary worker in the...

  • KCASA Officials - Contemporary Issues On-Line Workshop

    31st May 2017

    Contemporary Issues This is and is now done as an on-line workshop. For a step-by-step guide on navigating the IOS website, click here. Contemporary Issues is a Mandatory CPD required by the British Swimming Officials Licensing requirements (M5) and aimed at Swimming Technical Officials who are...

  • National Masters Working Group Confirmed with Kent Representation

    31st May 2017

    After a democratic voting process, the Swim England Masters Working Group has been confirmed as: Chair & Swimming Management Group Representative:  Verity DobbieCompetitions Consultant:  Bernie BuckMembership Representative:  Shelley Robinson (Sevenoaks)Coaching Representative:...

  • The May edition of the Kent Water Polo newsletter now available here!

    29th May 2017

    The aim of these newsletters is to share county wide water polo information such as upcoming events and news stories for both Senior and Junior water polo players all within one email. Please share this newsletter around your Club/network of contacts and encourage them to contact the Editor so...

  • Change of date for Canterbury J2 Officials Workshop on 17 May

    17th May 2017

    Venue: Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Kingsmead Road, Canterbury CT2 7PH Time: 19.00-21.00 Cost: £8 per candidate. Judge 1 Wednesday 18 January 2017 - Session 2 - Stroke RulesWednesday 15 March 2017 - Session 3 - Completion of workbook. Judge 2 Wednesday 15 February 2017 - Session 1 - Introduction...

  • Swim England - the ASA's new name!

    30th April 2017

    On Monday 3 April the ASA started using their new name, Swim England.  The Amateur Swimming Association remains their constitutional name, but they will use Swim England on all their internal and external communications, including the website. Swim England is the national governing...

  • Read the latest Swim England strategy for 2017-2021

    30th April 2017

    The Swim England Strategy We have a clear ambition. We want to create a society where everyone has the opportunity to learn how to swim, is supported to develop their skills, and enjoys the water throughout their lifetime. That is why we have launched our new Swim England strategy, Towards a...

  • Read Swim South East's Newsletter here!

    30th April 2017

    Monthly newsletters that bring together all the news and training opportunities in the South East.  Click on the logo to access the newsletters and find out what's going on in the Region..   To get your free copy of South East News delivered every month just log onto the Swim South...

  • CPD Workshops and Coaching/Teaching Courses in the South East

    16th April 2017

    Coaching/Teaching Courses 24-Mar-17 ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher Tenterden Leisure Centre, Tenterden 01-Apr-17 ASA Level 2 Swimming TeacherEric Liddell Sports Centre SE9 4QF 03-Apr-17 ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)Maidstone Leisure Centre,...

  • Kent County ASA Swimming Championships 2017 - Have your say!

    5th April 2017

    Kent County ASA Swimming Championships 2017:  have your say!  - Feedback Survey Thank you to everyone involved in the championships. To help us to improve the championships in 2018, please distribute this to any members of your club that had any experiences of the championships -...

  • New Rules for Poolside Accreditation Passes for Coaches and Team Managers

    1st April 2017

    The new Poolside Accreditation Process has been published by British Swimming in line with entries opening for the British Swimming Championships, 18-23 April 2017. From 1st April 2017 coaches and team managers applying for poolside accreditation for National events (British Swimming and ASA)...

  • SER Masters Development Day - 1 April 2017 - 9:30-16:00

    1st April 2017

    South East Region Masters Development DayWhen: Saturday 1 April 2017 Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm Where: Queen Anne’s School, 6 Henley Rd, Reading RG4 6DX For further details please visit http://www.southeastswimming.org/masters/masters-... ...

  • Save the Date: KCASA Annual Dinner for our President, John Burdett, on 16 June 2017

    31st March 2017

    Watch this space ...

  • ASA 11 year-old Development Pathway - Update including Swimmer Selection

    31st March 2017

    The swimmers selected for the programme have been finalised and selection letters sent out via South East region on Tuesday 8th March. We notified all relevant Club Secretaries and Coaches on Friday 3rd March. The swimmers selected are listed below. If any swimmers are unable to take up...

  • Child abuse. If you think it - report it!

    31st March 2017

    Many people are afraid to report worrying signs they have seen or heard. The Government has launched a campaign - https://tacklechildabuse.campaign.gov.uk/ - which aims to help tackle the barriers so that children can get the help they need; it outlines some of the signs to spot, what to do...

  • New Kent Development sessions for Water Polo are launching on Saturday 4 March at Swanley Leisure Centre

    25th March 2017

    New Kent Development sessions are launching on Saturday 4 March at Swanley Leisure Centre These sessions will become exclusively geared towards the inter-county tournaments for the Kent squads for the U14 and U16 age groups (boys and girls). All athletes who fit into these age groups are...

  • Officials (licensed and non-licensed) urgently needed for the KSSA Championships on 11 March

    11th March 2017

    The KSSA Primary Schools' Championships are scheduled to take place on Saturday 11 March at Medway Park. Timings are as follows: Individual Events: warm-up 9.00am finish 11.45am Team Events: warm-up 12.00pm finish 3.00pm John King of KSSA has advised that this event is very...

  • Open Water Officials' training at the LAC on 11 March 2017

    10th March 2017

    Open Water Officials' Level 1 Training Course - March 2017 Do you fancy having a go at a different type of event? If you have not officiated before and would rather be out in the open air than in a pool then why not train as an open water official? London Region are planning a Level 1 Officials...

  • KCASA Team Championship - 5 March 2017

    5th March 2017

    The team championships take place at London Aquatic Centre on 5 March 2017. A separate website for the Team Championships is here The accepted entries are here , please check your clubs entries and let me know if there are any errors. The additional team conditions are here. We need your team...

  • Stroke Masterclass with Nick Gillingham MBE

    3rd March 2017

    Stroke Masterclass with Nick Gillingham MBE ...

  • ASA Pathway for 11-year-olds (born 2006) - Full details here

    28th February 2017

    England Talent Development Programme During the course of 2017 Kent County ASA will be providing the Development Pathway for 11-year-olds being rolled out by the England Talent. Kent is one of the chosen counties for the scheme with it being rolled out nationwide in future years. The Development...

  • Half-term swim camp with Olympic medallists - spaces still available!

    17th February 2017

    We have organised a swim camp over half term (next week for most schools) and we still have spaces available. It will be an excellent opportunity for the swimmers trying to reach county level or trying to go beyond. The timetable is as follows: Tuesday 3-7pm with Michael Jamieson...

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