September 2018
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September Events
6th - Diving Committee

8th - Diving Athlete Camp

12th - Masters Committee

15th - Swim England East Region Annual Council Meeting

15th - Management Board Meeting

15th - Swimming Coach Development Workshop

15th - Synchro Level 1 Judge Course

23rd - Para-Swimming Training

23rd - Synchro Development Day

Check our calendar for more events in 2018!
Regional Open Water Champs Results Correction
Please see our announcement regarding the correction of the Open Water Champs results to include a split into13-14 and 15-16 age groups for the 3K event.
Payment In Kind
If a coach or helper is volunteering within a club, they must be careful if receiving any sort of 'payment in kind'. This will be seen by HMRC as taxable payment, and the club could end up under investigation.

Anything other than reimbursement of food, drink, travel or equipment will be seen as 'payment'.
Constitution Template
The Swim England (SE) updated template for club constitutions can be found HERE. These have been updated due to the Incorporation of SE, and as a consequence of this, changes to the ASA Laws and Regulations are being made.

If you have any questions, or need help reviewing your constitution, please contact
Welcome to the September update, we hope you all had some time off over the summer to relax!
 
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Annual Council Meeting (ACM) 2018
Our ACM will be held at Freckenham Village Hall on 15th September 2018.  

All clubs are invited to attend to hear about the running of the region and our achievements over the last year, plus plans for the year ahead.  It is also an opportunity for our members to ask us questions.  Papers for the ACM can be found on our website.

Teas and coffees will be available from 10am, we look forward to seeing you there!  If your club is, for any reason, not able to send representatives, please do let the office know at east@swimming.org. Thank you.
Last Chance for Masters Champs Entries!
Entry information for the Regional Masters Champs on 30th September in Newmarket is available on our website.

The Closing date for individual entries 7th September 2018 and for relays 14th September 2018.
Water Polo Grand Prix - Entries Open!
Entries are now open for the 2018 Water Polo Grand Prix.  There will be two age groups, 2004's and 2006's,

Please visit our website for dates and entry information.

Deadline for entries is 30th September 2018.
Para-Swimming Training Dates Confirmed
Two more Regional Para-Swimming training sessions have been confirmed for 23rd September in Newmarket and 4th November in Basildon.

Sessions are open to all classified swimmers and those on the waiting list for classification.  Please visit our website for more information and to download a booking form.

Any coaches interested in being a lane coach on the day should email bookings@eastswimming.org.  There will also be a coach CPD session around land-based training for Para-Swimmers from 12pm - 1pm.
Event Insurance Requirements
Just a reminder to clubs that everyone helping at events, regardless of their role, needs to be a current member of a Swim England affiliated club to be covered by Swim England insurance.  This applies to all disciplines for club, county, regional and national events.  

It is also a requirement for licensed meets to ensure the meet is run in accordance with the licensing criteria.  Failure to adhere to this could result in results being withdrawn from rankings.  
Regional Staff Contacts
Leanne Brace - East Region Development Manager
leanne.brace@swimming.org

Kevin Pickard 
- East Region Swimming Talent Officer
kevin.pickard@swimming.org

Amy Bryant
- East Region Development Officer
amy.bryant@swimming.org
 
Jo Stalley - East Region Administrator 
jo.stalley@swimming.org  
 
Dean Walker - Swim England Club Development Officer
dean.walker@swimming.org
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