13th November, 2016 - Midland Distance Distance Time Trial
20th November, 2016 - DRP day 2 Arbroath
4th December, 2016 - DRP day 3 Arbroath
4-5th February, 2017 - Midland District Championships
6-7th May, 2017 - Midland District Development Meet
Mentoring of Technical Officials
Appreciating the difficulties involved in not always having sufficient senior Technical Officials available at galas to provide mentoring for those requiring this....with respect... it is suggested that additionally We provide 'mentoring workshops' to individual or indeed a cluster of clubs during their own club type training session.
Hopefully this will assist in the development of your Technical Officials in a relaxed local environment.
Additionally, guidance on mentoring can also be provided for anyone wishing to develop their skills in this direction.
Any club ....or individual interested in this pilot project should simply get in contact with me via email or at home on 01241 854853 in the first instance.
2016 Midland District Gala Calendar
Stephen Milne Podium Status
Congratulations to Stephen Milne, Perth City, and coach Ann Dickson. Following on from excellent performances at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, finalling in both the 800 and 1500 metres freestyle, Stephen has been confirmed as podium status by British Swimming, one of only 21 in Britain.
Good luck in the season to come.
District Regional Programme
Congratulations to the Midland District swimmers who have qualified for the District Regional Programme (DRP) for 2015/2016.
The list of successful Midland swimmers can be found Here.
CLUB DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Clubs remain Scottish Swimming’s core membership group, supporting a quality experience for interested athletes wishing to progress in their discipline. As part of Scottish Swimming’s commitment to club development, we are offering two workshops to assist in developing your club.
• To outline ideas for improving your governance
• To provide templates and examples of Best Practice
• To encourage communication and share your views and ideas
CLUB PLANNING WORKSHOP
• Support clubs to set goals and plan for long-term sustainability
• Understanding your strengths and weaknesses and the external opportunities and threats • Benchmarking & understanding membership trends
• Understand gaps in provision
• Explore opportunities for development
CONTACT YOUR RSDM FOR MORE INFORMATION
Midland District League Rules
A copy of the Midland District League Rules is available Here.
Roll of Honour
The District is pleased to advise that it has been agreed that a 'Roll of Honour' be created to acknowledge the sporting achievements of past and present athletes within Midland District. A nomination form can be found via the new 'Roll of Honour' section of the website.
Membership Analysis - Grampian & Tayside - 2010 to 2015
Sean Dawson our new Regional Development Manager has prepared a membership analysis of clubs within Grampian & Tayside over the period 2010 to 2015. The document can be found HERE.
Sean can be contacted at;
Sean Dawson, Regional Development Manager (Tayside and Grampian)
Aquatics Office, Aquatics Centre, Aberdeen Sports Village, Regents Walk, Aberdeen, AB24 1SX
Eddie Wilmott was installed as President of the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association at their Annual General Meeting at Stirling University on Saturday February 28th 2015.
A life member of both St Thomas A.S.C and the SASA Midland District ,Eddie was president at St Thomas for 25 years and holds the distinction of being the first member of St Thomas to have been elected President of the Club, Midland District on two occasions and now the national association.
Updated FINA Rules
Please find below the changes to the FINA Rules that were agreed at the recent Special Congress in Doha.