• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Local and National Provision for Swimming.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Local and National Provision for Swimming The amateur swimming association (ASA) is the governing body for the sport of swimming, synchronised swimming, open water swimming, diving and water polo in England. But I am mainly going to look at competitive swimming. The ASA organises competition throughout England, establishes the laws of the sport and operates comprehensive certification and education programmes for teachers, coaches and officials as well as its renowned Learn To Swim Awards scheme. It is one of the constituent members of the Amateur Swimming Federation of Great Britain (ASFGB).. It promotes the teaching and practice of swimming and raises public awareness of the sport. There is also a body responsible for running and organising competitions for schools swimming. This is the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA). There are almost 1600 swimming clubs in England. These ranges from small clubs concentrating on the teaching of swimming to large clubs whose membership are engaged in all disciplines of the sport. There are fourteen 50m swimming pools available to swimmers in England, of these five have opened in the last two years and five are over 30 years old. ...read more.

Middle

The funding for ESSA comes from a private sponsor called Bazooka. The national provision for developing elite athletes and coaches is through the world class programme. It is envisaged that for the time that they are in the programme they will grow from an educational/motivational based programme into a skilled independent mature trainer and competitor ready to handle and cope with challenges of the senior national team, prior to making the team. This includes developing skills needed to ultimately represent the GB team at major competitions (Olympic Games and World Championships etc.). Selection for the World Class programmme is dependant on performance at National Age Group, National Youth and National Senior Championships. For World Class Performance selection one is required to be ranked in the top 25 in the world for their Olympic event. On a local level, if one wins a medal at district championships they are eligible for selection for district training camps. Disability Swimming now receives support from the World Class Programme. This develops skills needed to ultimately represent the GB team at major competitions (Paralympics etc.). ...read more.

Conclusion

To qualify as a master's swimmer one needs only to be over 25 years of age. There are some 5000 master's swimmers around the country. Masters competitions have 5-year age bands from 25-29 and upwards as is required. For those with a lower standard of swimming there are 'B' competitions available where if one swims too fast i.e. below a specified time, they are disqualified. In all competitions males and females swim in separate races and also have different qualifying times to competitions. For fitness or recreational purposes a person can be guided by a programme called Swimfit. It caters for all ages and abilities. But it allows people to develop their health and fitness. British swimming has seen many improvements over the last 4 years since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. This was because Bill Sweetnam was appointed director of swimming for the UK and introduced many Australian trends. This has allowed the British team to compete at almost the same level as the Australians and Americans, however there are still problems within the UK such as lack of 50 metre pools and a decreasing popularity of the sport. To achieve our full potential we need to address these problems soon. Word Count 1004 Henry Kruczko ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Contemporary Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Contemporary Studies essays

  1. Athlete diet plan

    B1 RNI; 1.5 milligrams (0.4mgx2=0.8mg)+0.08mg Total intake; 0.88mg Difference between RNI and actual intake; 1.5-0.88=mg below RNI (Ascorbic Acid) C; RNI 60 mg 20mg Total intake; 20mg Difference between RNI and actual intake; 60-20=40mg below RNI Water: RNI; 6-8 pints; Actual intake; 7 pints; RNI adhered to Day Two Mash

  2. Free essay

    sociology and its application to sport

    Participation in sport and physical activity at all ages increases resistance to such diseases as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and obesity and to mental health disorders. An increased investment in sport means an increase in health quality and a decrease in health care costs.

  1. Local and National Provision for Rugby Union - Dorset

    * The Pacific Rugby Cup, a competition similar to the Super 14 with two franchises each from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga * The North America 4, a competition similar to the Pacific Rugby Cup, with two franchises each from Canada and the USA It was announced in April of 2006

  2. The scale of the sport and its contribution to the UK economy

    The former EHA is paying back the 'Stewart Newton' loan that kept them operating. But this doesn't leave much revenue to carry out improvements in the set up. There are no such troubles at the FA. They are worth over �150million in cash in hand.

  1. Football and tennis - scale of economic importance, funding, mass media, and major trends.

    The World Cup makes FIFA a substantial amount of money. They get money from the ticket sales, television rights, sponsorship and other things including merchandise. This is from FIFA's web site it shows where exactly where the money FIFA has is from and where it goes.

  2. Ports Performance - Talent Identification.

    The AIS took this approach, as they didn't believe the other method was working. The other method was to use natural selection, this is where coaches notices a talent and they then can compare them to another athlete of the same age.

  1. Good Practice in the Outdoor Industry

    It is essential for instructors to have hard skills such as qualifications but they should also have soft skills otherwise known as people skills that involves being able to work with others and communicate, having a good personality etc. Equality is about fairness and creating a society where everyone has the same opportunities in all parts of society.

  2. Threats to the Olympic Ideals

    Athletes competing in a variety of sports were treated with performance-enhancing drugs, but the swimmers especially boasted abnormal musculature. The judges and spectators demanded explanations, of how these athletes grew so grotesquely strong. Although no medical tests for sports enhancing drugs existed yet, in 1976, performance-enhancing drugs were placed on

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work