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Patrick Hastings, National Chairman, Halliwick AST – UK
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The following is a synopsis of it’s contents:
The 2013 National Swimming Championships held on Saturday, 19th Oct 2013 at Southgate Leisure Centre. Winchmore Hill Rd, Southgate, London N14 6AD, hosted by Halliwick ASTRA 1 – Greater London, North of the Thames, were a great success. Congratulations to the host region and to all who took part, whether as Officials, Swimmers and for the support from the spectators. Halliwick ASTRAs 5 & 8 were joint overall winners of the ’Barnardo Trophy’ for the winning region and the winners of the National League – Arthur Gunton Cup were Halliwick ASTRA 1. The full results appear on page 7.
Since the May Newsletter, I have to report the deaths of 3 stalwart Halliwick members Ian Jones and Bobby Wise of Halliwick Penguins SC and Elsie Little, Regional Secretary of Halliwick ASTRA 15 – Wales – see page 3 & 4 for more details.
On a happier event see page 6, whilst on pages 3 & 5, see article on Contact lenses
On page 2, you will see ‘Dates for your Diary’ and a report by Beryl Kelsey about the awards of Halliwick AST Competence Certificates
As I keep repeating, the ‘Halliwick AST Newsletter’ is the main way in which we communicate with ALL Clubs & their members, Halliwick ASTRAs and individually affiliated persons. I would urge all clubs to copy and circulate our Newsletter to all their members. To this end, we are sending 5 copies of this Newsletter to clubs.
Why not buy a copy of our invaluable Halliwick AST text book “Halliwick Swimming for Disabled People” as a gift for a friend this Christmas, at only £5 +P&P, Go to: Halliwick Publications Order Form
Click here to read this Newsletter.
Attached the this Newsletter is a plea for more volunteers from Eric Dilley, acting Secretary.
Click here to read this.
The Halliwick Concept is a way of teaching anyone to swim. It was developed in the UK in 1949 specifically for teaching disabled people to swim and is now used in many countries in the world both for teaching swimming and for therapy. For more details about the Halliwick Concept see the paragraph below. The Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy (Halliwick AST) is the UK association that promotes Halliwick and organises courses both in the UK and internationally and has developed numerous Publications and DVDs about Halliwick.
‘The Halliwick Concept 2010’ is a paper written by the Education and Research Committee of the International Halliwick Association (IHA). This paper has sections on the philosophy of Halliwick; an explanation (with diagrams) of the Ten Point Programme, (‘the structured learning process through which a person with no experience in water can progress towards independence in the water.’); an explanation of how Halliwick can be used for Therapy (with reference to the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) – WHO 2001; and a link to the History of Halliwick.
This paper is now supported by video clips.
The 44th National Championships hosted by Halliwick ASTRA 1, were held on Saturday,
October 19th 2013 at Southgate Leisure Centre. Winchmore Hill Road, Southgate, London N14 6AD.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend our AGM and meetings of the National Committees.
For more details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday – 18th January 2014 – Management – 11 am start at ADKC offices, London
Sat / Sun - 22nd /23rd March 2014 - National Education Committee meetings
at the Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close, Wendover, Bucks HP22 5LX
Sunday – 27th April 2014 – AGM and National Executive meeting – start 11 am at the new venue
Barton Community Centre, Underhill Circus, Headington,Oxford OX3 9LS, which is very close to the
Barton Leisure Centre, Waynflete Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 8GA, where we have met previously.
If you are interested in our Training Courses, but haven’t as yet attended
a Foundation Course or want to attend an Advanced Skills Course, there are places available
Click here for Halliwick Training Courses in 2014
The 3rd edition of our Halliwick AST textbook entitled: “Halliwick Swimming for Disabled People”
is now available.
Why not buy a copy of this invaluable publication as a gift for a friend this Christmas
at only £5 + P&P
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged in 2012 to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). There is a mountain of information on the Government website at:
For more details Click here to read the article on page 3 of our May 2013 Halliwick AST Newsletter.
Latest NEWS FLASH!!
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has announced that the new Update Service will be launched on 17 June.
We suggest that clubs may contact:
the STA – Swimming Teachers Association,
where there is no requirement to affiliate, and the cost of each DBS check is £9.99.
Contact details: Rachel Dean - Tel: 01922 – 748 381
Other organisations act as umbrella organisation, so if your club belongs to other organisations e.g. RLSS, check with them as they may be cheaper.
Click here to see the Halliwick AST – Annual Report and Accounts 2012
click here for the necessary form.