There will be additional training for swimmers competing in the ASA National Championships and Daisy which will take the form of an earlier start to the usual Monday training sessions at West View. Please would these swimmers arrive in time to be in the pool by 7pm.
Please see the event pages for details of the CoPA Elite and Junior Elite Squad training dates. All sessions will take place at Hutton and there will be a fee of £15 per session to cover hire costs. Swimmers will need the following for each session:
- Exercise mat
- Resistance band
- Ankle weights for pool (Elite Squad only)
Congratulations to Izzy on passing her Skill Level 5 yesterday!
Clothing collection bags are again being distributed amongst club members to request donations of unwanted items for charity which will benefit our club financially when they are weighed in. Please see Theresa to request a bag. The next two scheduled collection dates are Thursday 27th April 2017 and Monday 16th October 2017, so please hand any filled bags to Theresa by these dates.
The bags may be used to collect the following:
- Good quality men’s, ladies’ and children’s clothing
- Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
- Soft toys
Please do NOT include any of the following:
- Duvets, bedding, household linen
- Pillows and cushions
- Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
- Soiled or wet clothing
- School uniform
- Corporate clothing or work wear
- Shredded or mutilated textile material
- Textile off-cuts, yarns or threaded material
Thanks for supporting our club.
Congratulations to those CoPA swimmers who took part in yesterday’s North West athlete development trials. All of our swimmers managed to obtain a place on either the Elite or Development squads.
The following CoPA swimmers made the NW Elite Squad:
- Daisy Rushton
- Rhea Howard
- Tilly Hadcock
- Leah Meyer
- Isabel Clayton
- Sophie Mills
- Olivia Mills
- Natasha Howard
The following CoPA swimmers made the NW Development Squad:
- Gracie Thomas
- Isabel Gullick
- Evie Coupe
- Elizabeth Brown
- Nema Dawkins
- Imogen Barnes
Please see this document for full details and results breakdown. Please also look at the events page for details of NW athlete development training dates. Coaches/parents are encouraged to come along and get involved for experience even if they haven’t got swimmers involved as this is a development opportunity for both new and existing coaches.
Following trials for the CoPA Elite Squads we are pleased to announce that the following swimmers have been selected:
CoPA Elite Squad: Izzy, Tilly, Rhea, Leah, Olivia, Sophie and Daisy
CoPA Junior Elite Squad: Rachel, Immy, Elizabeth, Evie, Isabel and Natasha
Congratulations girls, hard work ahead!
Information about the new synchro grades (which replace skill levels) is now available on the ASA Synchro Hub.
The NW Region are running a range of courses for those wishing to qualify to become a synchro judge at various levels, or to update their existing judging qualifications to move in line with the new grading structure. Courses are being run at both levels – please see the chart below to ensure that you are applying to attend the correct type and level of course dependant on your current qualifications/experience. Only qualifications for judging will count for level 2 courses. If you previously hold an assessors’ qualification but no judging qualifications then you will need to attend the full Level 1 course. The NW Region will refund the cost of the course for all those who attend on the day.
Please see the events pages for details of the individual courses.
Please direct any questions about the courses to Sarah Clarke.
|Current Judging Qualification||Course to Attend||What they can then judge||When course is available in the NW||Course Length||Cost|
|No judging qualification||Full level 1||Grades 1,2||25th Feb – Leigh Sports Centre||full day||£30|
|Basic Judge||Level 1 update (advised but not compulsory)||Grades 1,2||18th February – Leigh Sports Centre||morning||£10|
|Level 2 full course||Grades 1-5||11th March -Leigh Sports Centre||full day||£30|
|Part of National Judge (1 or 2 sections)||Level 2 update (advised but not compulsory)||Grades 1-5||28th January – Broughton Pool||morning||£10|
|(…and not confident/experienced)||Level 2 full course||Grades 1-5||11th March -Leigh Sports Centre||full day||£30|
|Full National Judges||Level 2 update (advised but not compulsory)||Grades 1-6||28th January – Broughton Pool||morning||£10|
CoPA Elite Squad trials will take place on Monday 16th January. Please see the event page for details and required criteria.