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
The annual lunch for Past Presidents was held in Brighton on Saturday 10 April.
Left to right back row,: Glenise Buck, Margaret Simmonds, Chris Hobbs, Deedee Pickering, Ray Barber, Brian DeVal. Middle Row: Daphne Bryant, Nanette Morgan, David Rosen, Margaret Tuppen, Audrey Taylor, Peter, Peter McCallum. Seated: George Eley and current president Carol Barber.
You can find out about the history of Sussex ASA here.
Now’s your chance to make a difference.
Every year we invite clubs to nominate people to stand for election for both the Management and Swimming Committees. Nominations can be for any role and in either committee. Both committees meet 6 times a year.
The County Championships and Age Group competition will be held long course for the first time in 2015 following a vote by Sussex clubs.
A majority of Sussex clubs have voted in favour of changing the Sussex County Championships and Age Group competition to a long course format in 2015.
The move follows a wide-ranging consultation in the summer of 2013 following moves by the ASA to exclude qualification for national competitions using short course times for all but Age Group championships. At the time there was significant support amongst clubs for changing to a long course Championships. The ASA subsequently reversed their proposals for entry qualifications. In response the Swimming Committee decided to ask all 18 competitive clubs in Sussex to vote again on the single question – did they support the introduction of the long course competition.
From the 16 clubs that responded, 10 voted in favour of the change.
Five new Championship records were set on the final weekend of the County Championships.
Tom Rooke (Crawley SC) set new open Championship and County records for 50m Breast in a time of 28.78. Tom also set new Championships and County records for 100m breaststroke with a time of 1.02.80.
Brighton SC U16 girls set a new Championship and County record for the 4x50m f/s in a time of 1.51.24. A Brighton SC team also broke the girls 4x50m medley in a time of 2.03.28.
Sussex County ASA are looking for a new Honorary Treasurer to help take the county forward and meet the challenges ahead.
Michael Elliott, our current Hon. Treasurer announced before our Annual Council meeting last June that he would not be seeking re-election in 2014. He has helped developed the Job Description.
Over 40,000 clubs could benefit from a expanded tax relief for local sports clubs, Economic Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced.
The expanded grassroots sport relief, which extends the existing Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) relief, will:
Team Sussex Masters came in third in the regional round of the Intercounty competition on 17 November.
Team Sussex squad travelled to Sheffield for the 2013 National County Team Championships. Freshly promoted to Division 1 last year the task ahead on the day was always going to be a tough one.
Swimmers from clubs across Sussex took podium places at the 2013 British Gas ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships.