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  • Kent Water Polo Wins Swim Club England Network of the Year Award

    31st December 2018

    Kent Water Polo lifted the Swim England Club Network of the Year award and manager Ben McDonald admitted: “It’s a great achievement.” The network is made up of six clubs – Bexley Water Polo Club, Faversham Water Polo Club, Hythe Water Polo Club, Invicta Water Polo Club, RTW Monson Water Polo Club and Sevenoaks Water Polo Club – and is responsible for developing water polo and ensuring the future of the sport in Kent. The group came about through a combined desire to improve the grassroots of the game in the county. Many junior squads across the county were unable to field full teams and were struggling to produce county level players. Ben McDonald, manager of the the Swim England Club Network of the Year, Kent Water Polo, said: “This is a great achievement for the network and credit must be given to all the clubs in Kent and all the young volunteers in the whole team that have worked towards this. Thank you and well done.” ...

  • Youth Strength/Conditioning and Nutrition Workshops - Ashford - 1 December 2018

    1st December 2018

    Youth Strength and Conditioning Workshop for Swimming Coaches Date: Saturday 1 December 2018 Venue: Ashford School, East Hill, Ashford TN24 8PB Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm This workshop is for swimming coaches who take land work with 14-17 year-olds. It will cover the following information;...

  • Swim England South East are Seeking a Management Board Member

    12th November 2018

    Swim England South East Region are currently seeking a new Board Member to join for a one year term to September 2019. Full details have just been added to the website, social media and will also go out in the November newsletter. More information included a job description can be found on...

  • Swim England Masters Conference

    10th November 2018

    The Masters Working Group would like to invite you to attend the free Masters Conference 2018 at Sport Park, Loughborough, on Saturday 10 November. The day will commence at 9.30am (with a 10am start to the conference) and will finish no later than 4pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided...

  • Sad announcement about June Piper, long-time member of KCASA

    23rd October 2018

    It is with sadness we report that June Piper passed away very peacefully on Saturday 29 September in hospital.   Her funeral is to be held on Tuesday 23 October at 2.30 pm at St Mary’s Church, Hadlow. Following the service everyone is most welcome to continue our celebration of...

  • Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Coaching) Course starting 20 October 2018

    20th October 2018

    There are just four places left on the Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Coaching) course starting on 20 October in Maidstone.   This link will take you to the booking site, and the course timetable giving dates and timings can be viewed here. To apply for a Swim England South...

  • Team Manager 1 Workshop on 16 October at Hythe - Book now!

    16th October 2018

    Date: 16 October 2018Time: 6.30pm-9.30pmVenue: Hythe Sports Pavilion, 2 South Road, Hythe CT21 6ARTo Book: Booking Form ...

  • Development Meet 2018 Final Entries/Rejections

    13th October 2018

    I have gone through all the entries and the final accepted/rejected are here There are three reasons for rejection Green highlights - accepted for the event at this year's main Kent Championships - so not eligible for the development competition Yellow - too young to compete this year Grey -...

  • Kent Development Meet 2018 - Closing Date for entries 9 October

    9th October 2018

    All the great swimmers start with the grass roots of the sport, and that starts with events like the County Development Meet. We have kept a similar format to that of 2017 with the only changes being a reduction in the number of relays. Our aim is to encourage more entrants, and to give more...

  • Deadline for poolside accreditation applications for KCASA Development Meet - 9 October 2018

    9th October 2018

    2.1 - Poolside accreditation MUST be applied for by 9 October 2018 with accompanying photograph. 2.2 - No passes will be issued on the weekend of competition. 2.3 - Coaches/Team Managers/Chaperones will NOT be able to apply for Poolside Accreditation without ALL 3 of the following...

  • Kent’s Inter-County team announced

    7th October 2018

    The following have been selected to represent the County at the National County Team Championships to held at Ponds Forge Sheffield on Sunday 7th October Maisie Macartney - Thanet Kara Dimond - Sevenoaks Tamryn van Selm - Bromley Imogen Meers - Bromley Caitlin Ebbage - Tonbridge  ...

  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop on 5 October at Tonbridge School

    5th October 2018

    There are a few spaces left on a Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop at Tonbridge School on 5 October Please email tsc@tonbridge-school.org or call 01732 304111 to book. To apply for a Swim England South East bursary, details are here. ...

  • Congratulations to the Kent Water Polo Network

    30th September 2018

    Congratulations to everyone who is part of the Kent Network. A couple of days ago Ben McDonald received an email from Swim England congratulating the network for being selected as a finalist for the Swim England National Awards 2018 - Club Network of the Year. He would like to thank everyone...

  • KCASA Affiliation Fees

    28th September 2018

    Further to the recommendation approved at the KCASA ACM in May this year, this is to confirm that we will be collecting affiliation fees of £1.00 for all Category 1 and Category 2 with effect from January 2019. As a reminder, the rationale behind this decision - as described in the Annual...

  • Safeguarding and Time to Listen Workshops at Medway Park on 16 September

    16th September 2018

    Thinking about the need for everyone on the poolside at County level and upwards to have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop within the previous three years: Date:  Sunday 16 September 2018 Venue:  Medway Park, Gillingham Workshop 1:  UK Coaching...

  • Swim England South East Workshops and Annual Council Meeting - 15 September 2018

    15th September 2018

    The Swim England South East Region Annual Council Meeting (ACM) and Development Morning will take place on Saturday 15 September at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, GU2 7XD. This is your opportunity to help shape the work we do and where we invest. Development workshops will start at 10:00 with...

  • Kent Swimming Championships Dates for 2019

    9th September 2018

    The County Championships preparations are well under way. However, 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 2019 are: Jan 19/20 - Crystal PalaceJan...

  • ASA London Region Conference and Annual Council Meeting - 8 September 2018

    8th September 2018

    We would like to remind you and your club members that this year’s Conference and Annual Council Meeting (ACM) takes place on 8 September 2018 at the Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU. The Programme for the day is 13:00 London Swimming Awards Ceremony and Lunch14:00 ...

  • Crystal Palace: be involved and have your say!

    5th September 2018

    As swimming lead for London Sport and lead for Bromley, I have been involved in the proposed development at Crystal Palace for a number of years. The latest part of this process is just about to begin in earnest and I am aware that whilst the sports facility is owned by the GLA, the Mayor...

  • Kent Diver, Eden Cheng, wins gold at the European Championships

    2nd September 2018

    Congratulations to Eden Cheng, of Crystal Palace Diving Club, who won an amazing gold medal at the European Championships in the 10m Synchronised Diving event with Lois Toulson.  Absolutely brilliant!  Watch them here ...

  • Swim England Level 2 Coaching (Swimming) Course

    10th August 2018

    There is a Swim England Level 2 Coaching (Swimming) Course planned with details as follows: Venue: Pavilions in the Park, Hurst Road, Horsham RH12 2DF. Course dates:   eLearning Start: 10 August 2018Face...

  • Applications Invited for Swim England Sport Operations and Commercial Committees

    31st July 2018

    Swim England are still accepting applications for the Sport Operations and Commercial Committees.  I would appreciate you sharing amongst your networks and encouraging suitable applicants to apply. Sport Operations Committee: ...

  • A brilliant day for Kent's Synchro Championships

    21st July 2018

    The Kent Synchro competition was held at Kingsmead Leisure Centre in Canterbury on 24 June in boiling hot conditions! Well done to all swimmers and officials who stayed the course, all day poolside! Particular thanks to Steve Fuller from Witney who was a fabulous referee as always. 150+ junior...

  • Record wins for Kent Masters at British Masters Championships

    15th July 2018

    Kent swimmers had their best result at the British Masters Championship held at Plymouth on 8-10 June winning a total of 14 National gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals. Twenty-two Kent Masters records were also smashed at the Plymouth Life Centre’s 50 metre pool. The best performing Kent club...

  • 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 16 June 2018 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Free Course: Mental Health Awareness Project

    13th June 2018

    Did you know one in four British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year?   The most common is mixed anxiety and depression, but there are many other issues which have a huge impact on a person’s life and the people around them.  Anyone -...

  • 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...

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