Here are all the latest news and notices from around the county
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.
NEW LASA COUNTY RECORDS from May 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
2016 LEICESTERSHIRE AGE GROUP & COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.
2016 LEICESTERSHIRE AGE GROUP & COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS start 22nd 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.