Roger Prior installed as President of South East Region

IMG_20140913_113445At the annual council of the South East Region held on Saturday 13 September Roger Prior (Eton College SC) was installed as President of the Region. He takes over from Shelley Robinson.

Ivan Horsfll-Turner (Beacon SC) was re-elected to the Regional Management Board and he will be joined by Brian DeVal (Brighton Dolphin SC). Both will serve on the Board for a three year term.

New Regional Training Centre for Sussex

poloSussex ASA, with the support of the Amateur Swimming Association, are launching a Water Polo Regional Training Centre (RTC) at Burgess Hill.

If you’ve never played before or are a regular member of a team and want to take your game to the next level this is a great opportunity.

The centre is now recruiting girls and boys born 1999 / 2000 / 2001 and 2002 to try out for the first term that begins on Sunday 19 October.

Trials take place on Sunday 12th October 2014 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at The Triangle, Burgess Hill, Triangle Way, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 8WA Continue reading

President’s Charity Challenge

logo copyClub swimmers from all over Sussex are expected to take part in the Presidents Charity Challenge.

The Challenge, which this year supports the Sussex based Children’s Respite Trust, is open of all swimmers in clubs affiliated to Sussex County ASA. The challenge is designed to let everyone, irrespective of age, ability or disability, to take part – this includes swimmers, divers, water polo players, synchro swimmers and masters.

Sussex President Anthony Gimson launched the challenge on 1 September and said, “Most of us in the swimming community are very lucky to be healthy and fit and able to do what we do. I hope together we can do a little to help some of those less fortunate. This small Sussex based charity does very good work supporting children with disabilities and their families to get a break”. Continue reading

GB debut for Lara


Back row LR: Anthony McGuiness, Sue Webb (Assistant Coaches), Izzy Dean, Verity McCoy, Grace Rowland, Lucy Shaw, Lara Partridge, Alison Tait, Dani Brazier, Nick Buller (Head Coach). Front row LR: Anna Szysko, Hannah Edwards, Mhairi Nurthen, Hayley Price GK, Grace Walker, Beth Ward, Eileen Selvey (Manager).

Lara Partridge (Crawely SC) was a member of the under 17 Girls water polo team competing in Warendorf, Germany during August against teams from Holland, Serbia and Germany.

The GB team came second beating Serbia comfortably, drawing with the Dutch, losing to a strong German side.

This was a competitive international debut for most of the girls in the GB team who have trained together for over two years. The squad now focuses on next year’s inaugural European Games, to be held at Baku, Azerbaijan where water polo will played at under 18 level in these games.

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Anthony Gimson installed as County President

IMG_0433 AGAnthony Gimson, Mid Sussex Marlin, has been installed as Sussex County ASA president for 2014 – 2015. You can learn more about Anthony here.

Outgoing President Carol Barber (Chichester Cormorants SC) presented the chain of office to Anthony at the Annual Council Meeting on 21 June.

Before leaving office Carol presented the Presidents Plate to Diving Secretary David Rosen for his dedication to diving and all forms of aquatics. David is the first person to receive this honour twice; he was first awarded the Plate in 2004.

Vice President for 2014 – 2015 is Tim Pearce (Hastings Seagull SC).


Development Plan launched

The county Development Plan for 2014 /2015, delayed because of changes to the Championships programme, has been launched.

The Plan, which looks at all aspects of the county’s operations, has a clear vision:

“To support the potential of all aquatic athletes in Sussex and to ensure that the most talented have access to the necessary support”.

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Sussex beaches get quality mark

Every beach in Sussex between West Wittering and Winchelsea has been given a clean bill of health by the Environment Agency in a report published on 15 April 2014.

Most of the beaches have received the highest award with the remainder meeting the minimum standard for cleanliness. The awards are made by the Marine Conservation Society who take regular water samples throughout the year.

The Good Beach Guide is used by almost half a million people every year. As well as providing information on bathing water quality there’s information on weather, travel, lifeguards, facilities and activities at over 1,000 UK beaches.

You can find the detail for favourite beach here