||Registration, networking and welcome refreshments
||Welcome from the Regional Management Chair and Board members
Inspire: Luton Sports Village – its development and aims, plus being at the centre of ITV’s ‘Splash’ TV event
Helen Barnett, CEO, Active Luton
Helen’s presentation will cover the development and aims of the new £26m Luton Sports Village, as well as an entertaining focus on the 'real story’ of being involved in a high-profile media event – the ITV programme ‘Splash’, which LSV hosted. Helen will also touch on how the Sports Village is just one aspect of Active Luton’s wider work as an innovative sport, leisure, physical activity and education trust which, through their Active Education team, recently won a bid to open a new free school in Luton with a sport and physical activity focus.
Diving development – maximising the impact of a flagship facility
Kevin Wray, Regional Director, ASA East region
Luton Sports Village is home to a world-class diving facility and Kevin will lead this session with Inspire Luton’s diving development team who will outline their development programme. Delegates will gain an insight into how the ASA, the local authority and the trust are working together to realise the full potential of this flagship facility – harnessing the ‘Splash’ effect and the post-Olympic buzz to sustain the interest the area’s young people have in diving as a sport.
Sponsor presentation – Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd
Swimming pool safety – searching for safe and effective solutions
Andy Read, Group Health and Safety Coordinator for DC Leisure Management Ltd. Alex Blackwell, Programme Manager, IQL Ltd. Phil Collins, Chair of the CIMSPA child admissions guidance review group
This collaborative session will take the temperature on a range of trending topics related to swimming pool management, giving a high value CPD experience for delegates.
- Safety in swimming pools – Andy Read and colleagues from the Swimming Pool Operator Group will cover pool-related HSE ‘mythbusting’, supervising high-risk groups of swimmers and lifeguarding arrangements.
- The CIMSPA ‘under 8s’ admissions guidance is now under review and Phil Collins, the recently appointed chairman of the CIMSPA Group doing this, will outline the project’s aims and objectives.
- Alex Blackwell will offer IQL’s perspective on the hot topics in lifeguarding today.
||Presentation of awards from the 2012 CIMSPA & IQL Lifeguard Triathlon – the UK’s biggest indoor pool lifeguarding competition
||Lunch and networking opportunity