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Bursary Funding!
Somerset ASA is pleased to contribute to bursaries which support development.Bursary application

Funding is available for UKCC Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher and Coach Education Courses for all disciplines by submitting Swim England South West's application form to nominated County Officer Fiona Bowen. Please indicate on the form in which year you completed a Somerset ASA Young Volunteer Program if you wish to be considered for an additional £50 County bursary for those who did so. Please get in touch with Fiona (contact details) should you require assistance.


Somerset ASA's commitment to Development

This is detailed in the County Strategic Development Plan 2018/19 - see Apr 2018 Minutes 18.07.01

Download the draft County Strategic Development Plan for 2019/20 approved at our Nov 2018 General Meeting of Clubs.

Any updates will be published on this page.

Bursary application Areas for 2018/19 Funding are:


  • Governance
  • Athlete Development
  • Network Development
  • Volunteer Development (including Young Volunteers)
  • Workforce Development (Bursaries)
  • Pathway Development (County Programme)
  • includes support for masters, open water and synchronised swimming, and water polo.


What would help develop your club?

  • Equipment
  • Courses
  • Mentoring
  • CPDs
  • Joint ventures with other clubs
  • Workshops
  • Additional training
  • Resources


Development Funding is available to individual clubs from all disciplines but priority will be given to Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo, Open Water and Masters.

Download Development Funding Application Form (published 2 July 2018)

Don’t forget to apply before the 31 March deadline for funding.


What would help develop your club network?

Network Funding is available to clubs who work together to provide development opportunities for their swimmers and/or volunteers.

To apply for funding, complete the Network Development Funding Application Form (published 2 July 2018) outlining what you would like to achieve.

Please get in touch with Fiona Bowen (contact details) for more information and to apply.


Swim England South West Funding

View details of how Swim England South West are supporting development.

Development Updates

Nov 2018

Somerset ASA Development Plan 2019/20 Presentation (Powerpoint).

Nov 2017

Somerset ASA Development Plan 2018/19 Presentation given by Fiona Bowen, Development Officer. 

Part One (includes Alan Withers' feedback from the Regional and County Pathway Forum event.

Part Two

Proposed Development Plan 2018/19

Nov 2016

Development Plan presentation - with apologies to Keynsham for omitting them from Young Volunteer Programme - now amended.  (Slide timings in pop-up window)

Development Plan 2017/18 (adopted).

Nov 2015

Edited clip highlighting use of Somerset ASA Development funds (powerpoint presentation)


Supporting the Developing Age Group Swimmer

Download Presentation given at Millfield on 30/31 May 2015 by Lindsay Trimmings (née Dunn), England Programmes Officer for the ASA England Talent Programme.


Developing Coaches

Download England Programmes Presentations from Nov 2015 on


Our Partners

SASP logo   Wesport logo

Somerset ASA partners SASP and WESPORT help support development activities in addition to the Region and the National Governing Body of our sport. Our County Development Officer is responsible for Sports Partnership Liaison

SASP covers the administrative County of Somerset whilst WESPORT covers the Districts of Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset.