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Deadline to complete Judge 1 training course has been extended …….

Deadline to complete Judge 1 training course has been extended April 30, 2020  

Swimming NewsVolunteers training to become Swimming Technical Officials are to be given an extension to complete their course due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As one of three home countries, Swim England adopted a new version of the Judge 1 course . . . → Read More: Deadline to complete Judge 1 training course has been extended …….

Welcome to the South West Region Newsletter

Issue 39 – May 2020 Welcome to the South West Region Newsletter

Within this you will find news and information on an array of areas relating to aquatics in the South West. We would like this newsletter to be useful and relevant to your club. If you have anything you would like in future issues please . . . → Read More: Welcome to the South West Region Newsletter

Wilts ASA Management Committee

The newly formed Wilts ASA Management Committee, in response to the Coronovirus pandemic, met last week via Zoom. The Committee is made up of County President, Officers, Emergency Committee members and representatives of Competition, Coaching and Education. You will have seen reported in the news over the weekend that talks will be commencing next week . . . → Read More: Wilts ASA Management Committee

Stronger Affiliation

Dear Club

Please see important information below regarding minimum Swim England affiliation requirements coming into effect.

What is Stronger Affiliation?

Swim England is bringing in new guidelines for its affiliated clubs in a bid to show they have the highest standards of safe and effective practice in . . . → Read More: Stronger Affiliation

Free Online Teacher/Coach Resources

Both Swim England and UKCoaching have waived the cost for many of their online courses. This is a fantastic opportunity to add to your swimming knowledge and all for FREE, some of the workshops are usually £25pp!

Swim England has opened up 8 online modules that will be FREE till the end of May

Two examples-

. . . → Read More: Free Online Teacher/Coach Resources

Forum on Swim Mark and Stronger Affiliation.

Hi All

The Region have introduced a Chairs forum to enable sharing of good practice, information and advice between Club Chairs within the Region.

We are inviting all chairs to another forum which will be via Zoom on Wednesday 29th April at 7pm. This forum will focus on Swim Mark and Stronger Affiliation.

To register . . . → Read More: Forum on Swim Mark and Stronger Affiliation.

Covid 19 – Update

Covid-19 – the Implications for Wiltshire Swimming

As a County Association, affiliated to Swim England, we must look to them for advice on how to deal with the current crisis. Whilst I am sure that most of you will have given priority in the last week or so, to the health and wellbeing of your . . . → Read More: Covid 19 – Update

Regional Championships – Cancelled.

If you are not aware this year’s Championships are now cancelled. Please see the news item on the Regional website. We will endeavour to send you updates as things progress for the future.   https://www.swimwest.org.uk/news/article/open-water-championships-2020

Child Safeguarding for Clubs

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/wavepower-child-safeguarding-for-clubs/

Swim England statement regarding coronavirus outbreak

17 March 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday 16 March a range of measures to help combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Having further reviewed the guidance, it is Swim England’s interpretation that club activity falls into the ‘public gathering’ category and therefore it is strongly advising clubs to consider cancelling or . . . → Read More: Swim England statement regarding coronavirus outbreak