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December 2013

New RAPs approved ASA Level 2 Certificate

New RAPs approved ASA Level 2 Certificate

The ASA's main training partner, the Institute of Swimming, has announced details of how practising swimming teachers can achieve the new RAPs approved ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics (QCF) qualification.
Created by SkillsActive in conjunction with the ASA, RLSS UK and the STA, the Register of Aquatic Professionals (RAPs) provides a system of regulation to ensure that individuals working in the aquatic industry meet agreed National Occupational Standards (NOS) and best practice guidelines.
RAPs also supports the training needs and career development of those working in related roles, including swimming teachers, lifeguards, pool managers and pool plant operators.
The IoS, have launched a RAPs approved qualification to meet the requirements of SkillsActive. Undertaking the new qualification, although optional, will give teachers the opportunity to both up skill and join RAPs.
The ASA recommends all employers consider RAPs registration a pre-requisite to employment, to give your organisation a competitive advantage and verify that your staff are committed to continued professional development.
Find out more about RAPs

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Sport England survey reveals upward trend in swimming

Sport England survey reveals upward trend in swimming

The number of people swimming has increased by 48,800 in the last six months, according to official statistics from Sport England.
The statistics also point to an emerging trend over the last two years, with a net gain of 125,000 participants in the sport. The number of people swimming at least 30 minutes once a week now stands at 2.93 million people (2,934,200).

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Watch the World's Top Swimmers on NBC this Weekend
Catch the world’s top swimmers in action on NBC both Saturday and Sunday. The AT&T Winter National Championships will air Saturday at 5 p.m. ET and the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool will air Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.

Be sure to follow Nathan Adrian (@Nathangadrian) and Natalie Coughlin (@NatalieCoughlin) on Twitter as they live tweet the AT&T Winter Nationals broadcast! Check your local listings for time and channel in your area.

Last Minute Shoppers, Take Advantage of the Perks!
Have you taken advantage of Deck Pass Perks this holiday season? Deck Pass, the official mobile application of USA Swimming, has exclusive deals from USA Swimming and its partners that are only available for Deck Pass users!

SwimMAC Takes Third Straight Club Excellence Title
SwimMAC Carolina is the 2014 team champion in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program. SwimMAC scored 57,297 points to earn a decisive 3rd straight victory. Nation’s Capital Swim Club finished in 2nd place with 45,411 points followed by SwimAtlanta in 3rd position with 37,294.

Sigma Gamma Rho Swim Clinic #WetHairDontCare
Ladies from the southeastern region of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority were treated to an exclusive swim clinic on the second day of the 2013 AT&T Winter National Championships in Knoxville, Ten. The clinic was hosted by title sponsor AT&T and led by Olympian and first African-American woman to make the National Team and medal, Maritza Correia.

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