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Source- Sport Wales  05/10/2022

The Black Swimming Association (BSA) are still in the “listening phase” of their development in Wales, but aim to be an active force in Welsh sport in the very near future.

Launched only two-and-a-half years ago – and at the time of the first Covid lockdowns – the BSA are committed to increasing diversity in aquatic participation as well as raising awareness of swimming as a life-saving skill.

Their impact in that short time has already been recognised, with the B

Source: blackscantswim.com June 22

https://blackscantswim.com/

 

Ed Accura has been working on a new documentary interviewing the black community as to why issues exist around barriers to swimming.

Ed Accura is a London born songwriter, producer, rapper and host of ‘In The Deep Side’ podcast. He is also the screenwriter and producer of both film documentaries in the Blacks Can’t Swim franchise, directed by award-winning filmmaker Mysterex (MO-AM).

Blacks Can’t Swim: REWIND is a new film document

Source: University of Nottingham 22.03.22

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/spreading-the-word-on-the-health-benefits-of-wild-swimming

 

A new project to encourage more people to reap the health benefits of ‘wild swimming’ has been launched by a group of researchers at the University of Nottingham.

Wild swimming has had a surge in popularity in the UK over the past few years, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the benefits to physical and mental health are now well-documented. Numero

Source: Association for Physical Education 10.03.22

https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/double-olympic-champion-rebecca-adlington-warns-of-risk-to-children-as-record-number-of-public-pools-shut-down/

 

Total Swimming Academies and Vivify Venues have launched the Movement Project to help combat closure of public pools encourage school and community use of swimming facilities. Launched by four-time Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington, the project also aims to help combat the growing obesity

Source: Black Swimming Association 07.03.22

http://thebsa.co.uk/the-black-swimming-association-launches-research-project-to-identify-understand-and-address-barriers-to-participation-in-aquatic-activities-and-sport/

 

The Black Swimming Association (BSA) has launched #OurSwimStory - an industry pioneering research project, aimed at exploring the barriers that Black and Asian communities face when it comes to participating and engaging in the world of swimming and aquatics.

#OurSwimStory aims to e

Source: Sport Wales 24.01.22

https://www.sport.wales/media-centre/latest-news/black-swimming-association-partners-with-sport-wales/

The Black Swimming Association (BSA) and Sport Wales have announced a new partnership, which aims to make swimming and other aquatic sports more ethnically diverse in Wales. A delivery manager will be responsible for developing the BSA’s existing aquatics programmes and engaging with ethnic minorities.

The BSA is also looking to address the racial inequalities in th

Source: Sport Wales 24.01.22

The Black Swimming Association (BSA) and Sport Wales have announced a new partnership, which aims to make swimming and other aquatic sports more ethnically diverse in Wales. A delivery manager will be responsible for developing the BSA’s existing aquatics programmes and engaging with ethnic minorities.

The BSA is also looking to address the racial inequalities in the UK’s aquatic workforce by increasing the number of people of Black and Asian heritage by 25% by 2024.

Source: Sport Wales 24.01.22

https://www.sport.wales/media-centre/latest-news/black-swimming-association-partners-with-sport-wales/

 

The Black Swimming Association (BSA) and Sport Wales have announced a new partnership, which aims to make swimming and other aquatic sports more ethnically diverse in Wales. A delivery manager will be responsible for developing the BSA’s existing aquatics programmes and engaging with ethnic minorities.

The BSA is also looking to address the racial inequalities in

Source: NCSEM 27.01.22

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2022/01/27/study-will-seek-to-improve-psychosocial-skills-of-gen-z-athletes/

Research by academics at Nottingham Trent University and Loughborough University could improve the chances of success for the UK’s ‘Generation Z’ athletes – by helping them  to develop skills such as dealing with adversity and improving communication. The research aims to support coaches in bringing more psychosocial training to athletes’ development.

Generation Z has e

Source: swimming.org sept 2021

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/decadeofdecline/

A Decade of Decline Report.pdf

A new report from Swim England A Decade of Decline shows a worrying future for our swimming pools. At current rates, by the end of the decade almost 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever, threatening the future of our aquatic sports and leaving millions shut out of the activities they love.

The report shows that for every £1 spent on community sport and physical activity nearl

Source: Swim England 12 May 2021

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/impact-coronavirus-school-swimming-report/

Impact of Coronavirus on School Swimming and Water Safety report.pdf

 

More than one million children could leave primary school in the next five years unable to swim the minimum standards required under the national curriculum, according to worrying new predictions.

The startling figures have been published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Swimming and recognised national gov

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