News & Notices


Congratulations to Andy Banks

Congratulations to Melton Mowbray swimmer Andy Banks for being part of the team who set a new Down Syndrome 4X200M Freestyle Relay World Record on the 20th of September 2019 in Italy.

Andy Banks




Congratulations to Val Dunton

Congratulations to Val Dunton who was awarded the East Midlands Volunteer of the Year 2019 at the ACM on Sunday the 8th of September.

This award recognises Val's outstanding contribution to swimming in the East Midlands through her extensive volunteer work - and numerous roles! - with Market Harborough Swimming Club.










2019 Masters Open Meet Now Avaliable!

The entry information for the Masters Open Meet on 22nd September 2019 is now avaliable 

Details can be found here




The Swim England National and Regional Awards have returned for 2019. This year’s awards evening will take place on 30 November at The Great Hall at the University of Birmingham.

All nomination forms will be sent to the appropriate regional panel. The East Midlands panel will select 9 winners (1 from each category) to go on to the National awards. All 9 regional winners will be invited to attend the ceremony in Birmingham.

The East Midlands panel will also pick a male and female winner from each of the following categories to be awarded at the East Midlands AGM at SportPark in September:

  • Swim England Volunteer of the Year
  • Swim England Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Swim England Long Service Award to Aquatics

Do you know someone in your club who deserves recognition?

For a full list of award categories, award criteria and nomination forms please click here





MMSC Swimmer Alexander Bowman Selected to Become
Full Time GB Athlete for the Modern Pentathlon


It’s Congratulations and farewell to MMSC member Alexander Bowman who has been selected to train as a full time athlete at the Bath GB Performance Centre from April 2019 for the Modern Pentathlon.  This will include events in fencing, swimming, show jumping, pistol shooting and cross country running.

Alex will be training with the aim of competing at the European Championships 2019, World Military Games 2019, World Championships 2020 and the Olympic Games 2020!


 With a successful career to date, Alex lists previous highlights in
his sporting CV to include:

  • Tetrathlon World Champion 2014/15
  • London Triathlon Champion 2016
  • 2nd at BUCS in the Modern Pentathlon
  • 1st’s in various Army Athletics events
  • Swimming not drowning his first Melton session J


We wish Alexander all the best and hope to see him in some prestigious events in the future!





East Midlands Annual Council Meeting 16th September 2018


Ron Brewin was elected as the Regional President for 2018-19 and presented Anne Clark of Leicester Synchronised Swimming Club with Life Membership of the region for her outstanding contribution to aquatics in the East Midlands over many years.

 Anne and Ron





Congratulations to Josh, Carole and Ron for their awards.  Josh Welford from Loughborough Town Swimming Club was awarded the Young Volunteer of the Year award.  Josh is seen being presented his with the new East Midland President Joanne Highfield.

Carole Lister and Ron Brewin were awarded the Service to Aquatics award.

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6th Dec  


Conditons of Entry, Disability Entry Form and Sportsys Entry File available

The Qualifying Times and Consideration times are now available and can be found here on the LASA website.  Please note the change in age groups as per ASA's requirements and this is the 1st year we are looking to run Qualifying Times and Consideration Times as per the notes in the pack.  Further entry information will be posted in due course.

8th Nov  

Congratulations for new County Records to:

William Bell for new SC Boys' County Records in the 100m Breaststroke, 400m Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley.

Roberto Pavoni for a new SC Mens' County Record in the 200m Individual Medley,

Emily Crane for a new SC Womens' County Record in 50m Backstroke, &

Megan Morrison for a new SC Womens' County Record in the 100m Breaststroke

4th Oct  


County Summary Pack & Qualification times available

The draft Qualifying Times and Consideration times are now available and can be found here on the LASA website.  Please note the change in age groups as per ASA's requirements and this is the 1st year we are looking to run Qualifying Times and Consideration Times as per the notes in the pack.  Further entry information will be posted in due course.


30th Aug  


We have just had confirmation that Braunstone Leisure Centre's pool will be closed for a week due to the boom being stuck.  Leicestershire’s Inter-Club Gala on the 3rd Sept will be postponed as a result.  

Carole will notify all clubs and advise them of further information & a new date.

16th AUG  


Congratulations to Leicestershire based swimmers who have been chosen to represent their County at the 2016 Bedfordshire ASA Junior Inter-County Competition on 18th Sept (age on day). As the competition is Long Course and selection has been based on ASA Ranking for Long Course times only. You will need to confirm your availability either via your LASA Club representative or Carole by 1st September. Your LASA Club Representative will be in touch with the necessary paperwork.

10 Year Olds:
Girls: Annabel Russell (Coalville), Faye Gamble (Leicester Neptunes), Lauren Ambridge (Leicester Sharks), Harriet Oxley (Market Harborough), Neve Jones (Leicester Sharks)
Boys: Declan Luff (Leicester Sharks), George Moore (Hinckley), Jenson Johns (Hinckley), Josh Mason (Hinckley)

11 Year Olds:
Girls: Chloe Baxter (Coalville), Hayley Cliffe (Leicester Neptunes), Keanna Kowal (Leicester Sharks), Yasmine Sheffield (Leicester Sharks)
Boys: Alex Keeble (Leicester Sharks), Charlie Kaletha (Braunstone), Daniel Kennedy (Hinckley), Samuel Munroe (Hinckley)
12 Year Olds:
Girls: Evie Richards (Leicester Sharks), Hannah Lines (Leicester Sharks), Lucy-Ann Cunliffe (Leicester Sharks), Maddy Squires (Leicester Sharks), Rebecca Hadley (Coalville), Tia Keightley (Melton Mowbray)
Boys: Alex Casey (Braunstone), Hosea Waweru (Braunstone), Oliver Crane (Braunstone), Tom Rochelle (Melton Mowbray)
13 Year Olds:
Girls: Carys O’Reilly (Hinckley), Grace Lovegrove (Leicester Penguins), Maisie Elliott (Braunstone), Millie Randle (Leicester Sharks)
Boys: Frankie Aldridge (Market Harborough), Kieran Bott (Hinckley), Louis Fenson (Leicester Sharks), Luca De Silva (Leicester Sharks), Xeimon Parker-Cox (Leicester Sharks)

21st July  


Leicestershire ASA would like to acknowledge and pay tribute to Elspeth Shaw who passed away on Thursday 21st July 2016. Elspeth gave 41 years of volunteering to swimming being very involved at both Club and County level.

Elspeth was a long standing member of the County ASA Executive and was put forward and remained County Records Officer for circa 20 years. Elspeth also received a County Badge in 1983 for long service and acknowledgement of her work.

She also acted as timekeeper and judge at County fixtures events, as well as at other club Open Meets, e.g. Penguins and COLSC only giving up her officiating role a few years ago.

Elspeth was a very committed and dedicated person to swimming and will sadly be missed.


The Regional Aquatics Awards are now open for nominations

Do you know anyone who deserves to be nominated for a regional award?  The categories are:

Young Volunteer of the Year (one male and one female)

Services to Aquatics (one male and one female)

The closing date is 10th August 2016Nominations to be sent to

Presentations will be made at the Annual Council Meeting on 11th September 2016 at SportPark, Loughborough.

You can find out more information on the East Midlands website by CLICKING HERE .  

CLICK HERE for further details and the nomination form.

14th Jun  


Congratulations to Candice Hall (400m & 800m Freestyle) & Kieran Wheatley (200m IM) for their new Long Course Senior Records some of which had stood for some time.  Congratulations to William Bell (400m Freestyle & 400m IM) and Michaela Glenister (800m Freestyle) for their new Long Course Junior Records.


15th May  
Wave power icon Wavepower 2016-19: The ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Wavepower 2016–19 is the latest Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures publication which replaces all previous versions.  It has been produced to assist in safeguarding and protecting children in our sport and must be adopted by all ASA affiliated clubs and organisations. Ensuring that children are safeguarded should be a key part of how our clubs and swim schools operate and helps to provide a safe, happy and fun environment in which children can learn to swim and develop their skills. The responsibility to safeguard children does not belong to any one person, but instead belongs to everyone who plays a part in delivering our sporting activities. Wavepower is intended for anyone involved in these activities and offers practical guidance and information on mandatory requirements and good practice.

This publication will be fully updated in 2020, but if any new guidance or policy changes are released prior to this, then pages will be updated or added to this section of the website.
You can access and download each section of Wavepower 2016-19 by clicking Wavepower


Brian's funeral will take place at 2pm on Thursday 28th April at Loughborough Crematorium (please note: family flowers only). Brian's family have notified us that donations can be made to Cancer Research and Paphos Hospital (in Cyprus) but we are not sure how the money will be collected for the latter at this point.

17th Apr  


Leicestershire Swimming community lost a dedicated member, a lifetime member at Loughborough Town SC and long time referee who worked tirelessly to support Leicestershire Swimming.  
Brian will be truly missed by Leicestershire Swimming and was one of our nicest referees to talk with and always had the time for any swimmer or official.  After retiring from officiating Brian continued to contribute on the Leicestershire ASA committee and was a friend to us all.
Our heartfelt thoughts are with Brian's family at their loss of a very special person who was loved and respected by all. 
We would like everyone to join Brian's family, Loughborough Town SC and LASA in remembering Brian.
1st Feb  


On Monday 1st February Hinckley Swimming Club lost a dedicated and inspirational club member, Colin Holden.

Colin was one of those members that worked tirelessly to support all levels of aquatics within the club and he also volunteered at the 2012 Olympics.  As am accomplished Water Polo player at a national level he went on to swim in the World Masters Championships for a number of years.

Colin was able to share his passion for Water Polo and was responsible for the rebirth of this discipline in 2006.   In the last 10 years this has grown with a senior and 2 junior teams competing on a regular basis.  Players have progressed to compete witgin regional and national teams and this gave Colin immense pride and pleasure.

His battling spirit as a Water Polo player often got him into trouble with Referees whether he was in or out of the pool and he used this dogged determination to battle his recent illness, still attending Water Polo matches and swimming with the Water Polo squad at the club's Swimathon back in November last year to swim 1000 lengths with a polo ball.

Colin's lasting legacy will be the facilities that everyone will enjoy at the new pool in Hinckley.  He worked tirelessly to persuade the local council to ensure this would be a facility fit for the development of swimming and water polo in the county.  His passionate and heartfelt speech at the final Council meeting will be remembered by all who attended and it is sad that Colin lost is battle only 3 months before the new pool opens.

We would now like everyone to join Hinckley Swimming Club and LASA in remembering Colin.

20 Jan  


Session 1-5 programmes release on Events page.  Information for Coaches, Team Managers, Spectators & Swimmers available also.

The Leicestershire ASA are helping support the swimmers chosen to represent Leicester City at the International Childrens' Games in Taipei.  The team will be having a cake sale over the Braunstone weekends to help fundraise for the trip.


17 Jan  


We are still in need of Licensed Officials for this year's Championships. If you have not yet volunteered your services please go to the 2016 LASA page and complete the Officials form and email as per instructions as bottom of the 2016 LASA page.