Airedale & Wharefedale District Amature Swimming Association

Guiseley

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Our association provides the opportunity for swimmers of all ages to take part in competitive events. We run these through neighbouring clubs within the Airedale and Wharfedale geographical area.

Group introduction

Airedale and Wharfedale ASA provides a interim step between swimming at club level, and swimming in competitions at a higher level eg, County or National Championships. The association is totally self funding and run by unpaid volunteers, some who are qualified A S A officials. Our Volunteers are all ages, and come from all walks of life. The association was founded in 1967 and is continuing to thrive in the competitive swimming field. The association has 7 affiliated clubs with members whose ages range from 7 to 80 plus. Past members include Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Dee Llewellyn.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

2017 is our Golden Jubilee Anniversary year, and we would like to celebrate this momentous occasion with a Celebration Swimming Gala to include all members, swimming and non swimming eg ( team coaches and officials) both past and present. We would use the funding to provide a Jubilee Commemorative Token for every member, taking any part in the gala. We would hope the token would take the form of either a small or crystal momento for all ages. The funding would also provide a specially engraved trophy for each competing club. These tokens would represent the longevity of the association, and exemplify the enjoyment and the physical and social benefits of belonging to and taking part in the association events. It would motivate and enthuse the younger swimmers to continue with the sport, and encourage their peers in the Airedale and Wharfedale area to participate in future years.

"The Airedale and Wharfedale District ASA is a thriving organisation. It provides a stepping stone for initially inexperienced competitive swimmers to become confident participants at county and on occasion national levels.

Mrs Janet Frost Hon Treasurer"