Could you be our new Treasurer

Our Treasurer is having to stand down because of pressures in his day job.

The role of the Treasurer is central to the future of Sussex ASA and provides strategic financial support including.

  • Assisting with setting budgetary criteria and perimeters
  • Identifying best practice and opportunities to improve financial management
  • Monitoring the financial performance of the Association
  • Providing financial information to technical committees

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Masters news

Sussex Martlets

At a recent Special General Meeting it was agreed that Sussex Martlets SC would be wound up.  The reason is that membership numbers have been falling for several years.  The following resolution was passed:

It was also recognised that some Sussex Masters might want to take advantage of a special Mid Sussex Marlins membership (category 2 masters) that has been created to allow members of other clubs to join together for major competitions such as the European Masters Championships 2016 in London. The fee for this membership £10 per annum.

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Sussex Intercounties team announced

Swimmers representing 12 Sussex clubs have been selected to represent the County at the ASA’s National Inter County Competition in Sheffield on Sunday 18 October.

The 24 strong team will travel up together the day before the competition and stay overnight to prepare for the competition at Ponds Ford pool.

They will be accompanied by team coaches, team managers and County President Tim Pierce.

The future of Masters Swimming in Sussex


2015-09-20 15.56.05You may not be aware that Masters swimming in Sussex is not represented in the county organisation. Your last Masters Hon Sec resigned at the end of last year because of work commitments and we have been unable to recruit anyone to take on the role.

Although this may seem unimportant it means the voice of Masters is not heard and the future of Masters competitions and development training opportunities are in jeopardy; this competition was organised and is being run by members of the Management Committee and non-swimming volunteers. Without their help you would not be racing today.

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ASA National County Team Championships

Sussex will be taking a team to the ASA National County Team Championships in Sheffield on 17 & 18 October.

Club Coaches have already been given names of the top two swimmers in each age group / event and we are holding selection trials for some swimmers in Worthing on 20 September.

If you think you are likely to be included in the team please keep the dates clear – we want to be able to take the very best team with us so that we can regain our place in the First Division.

Sussex dominate in open water

Andrew Horsfall Turner (Beacon SC)

Andrew Horsfall Turner (Beacon SC)

Chloe Pollard (East Grinstead SC)

Chloe Pollard (East Grinstead SC)









Swimmers from across the region converged on Eastbourne for the 5km SER/Sussex Open Water Championship and the Eastbourne 2km Sea Swim. Regional swimmers were joined by swimmers from as far afield as Australia who came to experience the delights of sea swimming.

Saturday’s South East Region/Sussex 5km Championship took place in glorious sunny and calm conditions with a beach full of spectators enjoying Eastbourne’s sun. Chloe Pollard (East Grinstead SC) and Andrew Horsfall Turner (Beacon SC)  took the Open Championships with Junior first places to Maddison Drury (Hailsham SC) and Cavan Beck (Southend SC). Continue reading

Young Volunteer Training Opportunities

If you aged between 15 and 25 years and looking for training opportunities to volunteer in aquatics we have some course that you might like to sign up for.

Following the success of the 2014/2015 Young Volunteer Programme in the South East Region, the Region wants to offer more young people the opportunity to gain qualifications and experience through formal and informal training opportunities.

Young people taking part in the programme will be expected to attend two Development Days, the first of which will be held in 4 locations across the Region between September and November 2015.

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