Active Blu - Open Water Venue.

Active Blu - Open Water Venue.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Cake - tastic end to the season....

Last night we saw the last Thursday Night Training Session.

We had a great turn out for the last session of the season, finishing the evening celebrating all our successes with a lot of CAKE....

Lake Cake - Thanks to Sarah

I want to say a massive well done to everyone that has achieved a goal, a dream or a challenge over this summer period and I am privileged to see so many people aiming so high. 

Lesley after the GNS. 

I also wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the Active Blu safety team, who are all highly trained and do an outstanding job - without them Thursdays would not be possible. 


So although the summer has not finished I am turning to look at the Pool Squads starting next week. 

If you are interested in continuing in a pool squad over the darker months check these out: 

Lancaster 315

Thursday Mornings: 6.15am - 7.15am - 10 weeks - Starting 11th Sept. 

Sunday Evenings: Next Squad 5.15pm - 6.15pm - 19th Oct. 

 Sunday Evenings: Next Squad 6.30pm - 7.30pm - 19th Oct. 

Email Now to secure your place.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Taking that challenge !!

ASA Open Water Coaching Assessment. 

This weekend we saw a number of new coaches being assessed for the new ASA Open Water Coaching Qualification. It is never easy signing up for an assessment process, testing your knowledge and understanding in a subject area. 

However this weekend we saw 9 new ASA coaches attended the assessement day at Active Blu's venue in Windermere.  It was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic coaches, passionate about improving their knowledge, performance and practising their skills, drills and coaching styles in Windermere. 

The coaches were assessed over the day in a number of areas:
 Theory and demonstrations: The coaches identified and correctly demonstrated the drills and skills needed to coach in the open water. 

Progressive practice: The coaches developed and delivered progressive coaching sessions to develop, enhance and monitor the swimmers progression. 

 Practical coaching session: Demonstrating their coaching skills and communication methods with a group of swimmers. 

Check out the NEW ASA qualification. 

I wanted to use this opportunity to thank everyone involved and congratulate the coaches and the swimmers that took part in the day. The swimmers and coaches alike really challenged themselves, I really enjoyed seeing the progress people were making over the day. 

If you are interested in whats involved please feel free to email me at

Thank you to all the swimmers that helped us out on the day and hope you enjoyed yourself and picked up some top tips.

See you all soon.