Dear European Coaching Colleagues & Friends

The World Swimming Coaches Association (WSCA) wish to formulate continental branches of the Association over the next 2-3 years and will commence this process with the formulation of the ‘World Swimming Coaches Association – Europe’ branch – to be known as ‘WSCA-E’

The WSCA has a remit to serve and work for coaches across the globe but can only do this effectively through the creation of such branches

A formulation meeting will take place on Friday 6th December 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland, to allow coaches from across Europe who are in Glasgow for the 2019 LEN European SC Championships to be part of such a meeting and provide their views on how and why the branch should be formulated. All European-based coaches are welcome at this meeting even if they are not part of a National Team at the European Championships at this time

The aims of WSCA-E are likely to include the following, particularly for those coaches who reside and work in a European nation where there is not an independent National Coaches Association in place:

  1. Represent the interests of Europe’s swimming coaches with other national and international bodies or organisations, including LEN
  1. Provide leadership and assistance in the sport of swimming and swimming coaching, through the cooperation, collaboration and confrontation with other interest groups
  1. Encourage, develop and educate swimming coaches
  1. Encourage and promote swimming competition throughout Europe, competition which is free of  drugs, doping or any other method of illegal/unethical performance enhancement
  1. Establish and safeguard the status, welfare and interests of all members
  1. Provide continual recognition for outstanding performances of athletes, coaches within the sport of swimming
  1. Assist all European National Swimming Coaches Associations, or similar national organisations within Europe, in developing swimming in those member nations through international cooperation and goodwill

A Draft Constitution for consideration at the meeting can be found at this link

Please do come along to this initial meeting and help us formulate a branch of the WSCA that will be a support and benefit to us all. The meeting will commence after the heats of European SC Championships on Friday 06/12/19, with a complimentary  lunch and refreshments available to all attendees from 1200 midday – but please do come along once you are free after your commitment to the heats are complete. The meeting with take place at:

Function Suite (Velodrome View)

Emirates Arena & Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

1000 London Road

Glasgow G40 3HG

Scotland

Which is less than two miles and an 8 minute taxi ride from the competition pool. We very much look forward to seeing you there!

Kindest regards and best wishes

Dr Jon Rudd

Vice-President WSCA

WORLD SWIMMING COACHES ASSOCIATION – EUROPE MEETING

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