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New Swim England Report Shows Health Benefits of Swimming

 

England has released a new report detailing the health benefits of swimming for individuals, communities and population health. Swimming regularly has considerable health and wellbeing benefits in comparison to people who do not engage in swimming.

Key findings

  • Water-based activity has specific advantages over land-based exercise alone.
    Swimming regularly is associated with a 28% reduced risk of all cause mortality and 41% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease mortality.
    People who swim for recreational or competitive purposes are eight times more likely to meet the physical activity guidelines compared to those who don’t.
    Long term swim training can improve cardiorespiratory fitness or endurance in several populations including women during pregnancy, children with asthma and adults with osteoarthritis.
    The report is divided into seven chapters, each containing an evidence review for the health benefits of swimming.

The individual health benefits of swimming and other water-based activities

  • Swimming and mental health benefits
    Physiology of swimming and health benefits
    Benefits of swimming for communities within a framework of delivering community capacity
    The public health benefits of swimming
    Benefits of swimming as a sport
    The economic case for swimming.

Click HERE to read the full report, or HERE for the Executive Summary

Posted in Education, News

Chesterfield & District Athletics Summer Camp Club

Chesterfield & District Athletics Club is offering the full range of Olympic track and field events, with specialist coaching by fully qualified UK Athletics coaches providing a great opportunity to have some fun and to take part in a range of athletic disciplines.

Chesterfield & District Athletics Club is an exciting athletic club for anyone from the age of 9. They offer specialist athletic coaching across all track & field athletic events, including: jumps, throws, sprints, endurance and hurdles with some of the Derbyshire’s leading athletes and coaches.

The camp is open to anyone aged 8 years and over.

The cost for a place on the camp is £70 per week or £15 per day.

This will include complimentary entrance to one athletic session on a normal club night, to be taken by 31 December 2017.

There will be limited places which will be allocated on a first come basis.

 

The camp will take place at:

Tupton Hall School,

Station New Rd, Old Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6GL

 

If you require any further information please email Chesterfield Athletics Club – cdacsummercamp@gmail.com

Closing date Monday 31st July

 

Please fill out a form Summer Camp Enrolment 2017

Posted in Uncategorised

Get active at the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket

Cricket Derbyshire are offering local schools the opportunity to inspire students and promote an active lifestyle by attending the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, at Queen’s Park this July.

The Club is offering FREE tickets for students and teachers to attend the Specsavers County Championship match versus Durham; which runs from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 July. Schools who attend will gain free entry to the ground and be able to watch first-class cricket, featuring international players including the world’s number one limited overs bowler Imran Tahir, South Africa fast bowler Hardus Viljoen, and former England duo Paul Collingwood and Graham Onions, right on their doorstep.

Schools can arrive from 10.00am and watch both squads warm up before performing a guard of honour as the players take to the field at 11.00am. During the lunch interval, pupils will get the chance to go on the outfield and play small games of Kwik Cricket and other fun cricket activities.

Following the lunch interval, the pupils will also have the opportunity to take part in a second guard of honour as the players retake the field. Other opportunities with the Derbyshire players may also be available.

Dates available

Monday 3 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.

Tuesday 4 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.

Wednesday 5 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.

 

There is only a limited number of places available for each day, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

To book, or for more information, please contact Mark Tournier at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership on;
Email     m.tournier@brookfield.derbyshire.sch.uk

Tel          01246 565825

Posted in Education, News, Primary, Secondary

Young athletes shine at Quadkids

Nearly 300 pupils from across Chesterfield primary and secondary school took part in this year’s Quadkids event held at Mount St Marys College.

Quadkids is a new and exciting athletics concept designed to give more children the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the core disciplines of athletics. It is specifically designed to be inclusive, competitive, quick and fun. Primarily a team based quadrathlon competition where individual performances are scored using a points table and the winners are the team with the highest cumulative points score. Quadkids allows all athletes to take part in a sprint, distance run, standing long jump and vortex howler throw.

The day kicked off with our first event, 50m sprint for the Year 1 & 2. Brampton Primary school were eager to get started, and after a practice run, it were the girls to begin the race. After a great run, Evie K took the first place followed closely by Grace. The boys were up and it was Scott who stormed ahead to win the race.

Meanwhile on the grass, the year 3 & 4 were preparing for the standing long jump. There were some fantastic jumps with excellent technique but it was Connor from Brampton Stings won the boys while Gracie T from Old Hall yellow took first place for the girls.

The year 5 & 6 pupils were beginning their first event on the field with the Vortex Howler Throw. Sam from Old Hall Yellow took first place with a whopping 32 metres whilst Lottie from Hasland Harriers won in the girls’ category.

On the track, the year 3/4 pupils were taking their mark for the 50m Sprint race. Grace D from Old Hall Blue stormed ahead to take first place with Nathaniel from Brockwell Badgers winning the boys race adding, “That was so much fun. I’m so glad I won but there were some really good runners.”

Back to the track event and next up was the 75m sprint race for the year 5 & 6. After some very close competition, it was down to video finishes to determine some of the races! Brampton Bees runner Ethan finished with the quickest time with Missy from Hasland Harriers winning in the girl’s race.

On the field, the year 1 & 2 were giving their all in the standing long jump with the year 3 & 4 competing in the Howler throw. First place winner Poppy from Old Hall Yellow described, “I didn’t think I was going to do THAT well in the throwing one but I just gave it my all and threw it as hard as I could, and it went so far.”

After a quick break we moved onto the distance running events, with the year 1 & 2 preparing for their 300m race. It was a tough run but Evie K and Scott both from Brampton Primary School took the first place.

It was a 400m race for the year 3 & 4 and a close one at that with Sam from Brockwell Badgers taking the win for the boy’s race. After an impressive set of races from the girls, both Faye and Scarlett from Brampton finished with the same time to take joint first place for the girls.

Our final race was the year 5 & 6 600m and the first set of girls were up. A fantastic run from Lucy of Brockwell Badgers who took first place, showing great sportsmanship by congratulating and shaking each competitor’s hands.

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager of Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, announced, “It was a thoroughly enjoyable day at an inspirational venue, providing the opportunity for young people to experience four different athletic events and challenge their own personal best.”

We would like to say a big thank you for the support we received from the sports leaders and Chesterfield College leaders, as well as Mount St Marys College for hosting this event.

Some participants will be invited to represent Chesterfield and compete in the North Derbyshire Quadkids District Finals held in July.

For a full list of results from the primary and secondary school Quadkids competition, please click on the relevant link below.

Primary Quadkids results

Secondary Quadkids results

 

Posted in Awards, Competitions, News, Primary


Watch first-class cricket and get active at the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket

Cricket Derbyshire are offering local schools the opportunity to inspire students and promote an active lifestyle by attending the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, at Queen’s Park this July.

The Club is offering FREE tickets for students and teachers to attend the Specsavers County Championship match versus Durham; which runs from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 July.

Schools who attend will gain free entry to the ground and be able to watch first-class cricket, featuring international players including the world’s number one limited overs bowler Imran Tahir, South Africa fast bowler Hardus Viljoen, and former England duo Paul Collingwood and Graham Onions, right on their doorstep.
 
Schools can arrive from 10.00am and watch both squads warm up before performing a guard of honour as the players take to the field at 11.00am.
During the lunch interval, pupils will get the chance to go on the outfield and play small games of Kwik Cricket and other fun cricket activities.
 
Following the lunch interval, the pupils will also have the opportunity to take part in a second guard of honour as the players retake the field. Other opportunities with the Derbyshire players may also be available.

Dates available
Monday 3 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.
Tuesday 4 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.
Wednesday 5 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.
There is only a limited number of places available for each day, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
 
To book, or for more information, please contact Mark Tournier at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership on;
Email     m.tournier@brookfield.derbyshire.sch.uk
Tel          01246 565825 

Posted in News

Volunteer Week: Young Official India Hollingworth

As part of National Volunteers’ Week, from the 1st to the 7th June, we will be celebrating the fantastic work of our volunteers within the Athletics and Running community whose dedication, commitment and enthusiasm make the sport happen!

On each day throughout the week, we will be recognising an everyday hero who has made a huge impact in Athletics/ Running within their local area, club, region or community group.

It’s day one and today we will be celebrating the great work of India Hollingworth, a young official whose passion and dedication has secured her place as starter’s assistant on the track during the London 2017 IAAF World Championships and call-room assistant at the World Para Athletics.

India Hollingworth – Young Official

“Three words that sum up officiating for me are rewarding, fulfilling & enjoyable” 

India was no longer able to continue competing as an athlete but really wanted to stay involved in the sport and thought officiating would be a good way to do this, “The School Sports Partnership in my area were hosting a Level 1 course and I was encouraged to attend and give it a go. I was previously an athlete and when I stopped competing I was already helping out at events so it made sense to do the qualification” This is now India’s 5th year as a qualified official.

Currently in her first year at University, with a job as well as coaching and doing various other voluntary work, India still finds time to attend at least one competition a month, “People appreciate that you are willing to give the time to officiate and you just do what you can to fit in with your other commitments. I really enjoy turning up at competitions and seeing young athletes happy and enthusiastic – athletes start to recognise you and say hello. I also enjoy meeting and socialising with other officials.”

India’s advice for any young people who may feel slightly apprehensive about officiating is to not be afraid to attend meetings and ask questions. “Everyone is really friendly and there to support you and understands that you are a young official” India has gained invaluable skills which are transferable and can be used outside of officiating, including communication skills teamwork and keeping calm in pressurised situations.

At aged just 19 India is set to be a starter’s assistant on the track during the London 2017 IAAF World Championships and, prior to this, a call-room assistant at the World Para Athletics Championships.

Congratulations and good luck India!

Source: England Athletic

Posted in Awards, News, Secondary