Somerset ASA AGM 2021
The 119th Annual General Meeting of Somerset ASA will be held virtually on Sat 22 May 2021 from 1pm to 3.30pm. View details. Mark Wells, County Secretary, will send joining instructions and the meeting password in separate emails to affiliated members who register to attend.
We need a Volunteer Coordinator
Click here for more information on this voluntary County role and how to nominate someone.
Back to the Future
From 12 Apr 2021, many indoor sports facilities and swimming pools have been able to reopen, allowing more people to return to play / the pool. Keep yourself and others safe. See what changed in England here.
Swim England guidance documents are regularly updated for activities and disciplines. Make sure you are using latest versions.
After our lower Q1 website visitor numbers and page views in 2021 in comparison to 2020 due to lockdowns and a lack of County Championships, Apr 2021 has shown signs of recovery thanks to increases of 41.5% and 15.8% respectively over Apr 2020.
Returning to Competition
Swim England is to begin issuing licenses for level four single club competitions in time for Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of the coronavirus lockdown. Swim England published guidance which was followed up with a webinar for event organisers (download pdf) on 21 April to answer questions on how to plan and stage a meet / gala. A set of Frequently Asked Questions has now been developed which will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis where necessary. Download a Covid Lead role description, which also incorporates the expectations of the role around club competition. View update on Level 4 licensed single club meets.
We hope you can find a few minutes to complete / share the following surveys as appropriate for you / your Club.
Swim England Return to Water Survey to support clubs and help them navigate through their return to training following the easing of the third national lockdown.
The Great Coaching Comeback – 2021 Survey developed by UK Coaching to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on coaches, what they need to return to play in 2021. Your feeback will help UK Coaching to support coaches to keep the nation physically active. Closes 14 May 2021.
Somerset ASA County Championships 2020 Recap
We are committed to ensuring our sports remain inclusive and welcoming and we denounce trolling and online abuse (explanatory poster) on social media. That is why we stood in solidarity with the sporting community against online hate, discrimination and racism and joined a 4 day social media blackout from 30Apr to 3 May. We have now resumed posting social media updates on Facebook and Twitter.
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