Christmas Office Opening

Our office will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 23rd December and will re-open on Tuesday 4th January. Any urgent information will be distributed through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

All our staff and Board Members wish everyone involved in our clubs and sport a very Happy Christmas and a successful and healthy 2022.

Swim England Returning to Pools Guidance Published

Swim England has published its comprehensive Return to Pools Guidance ahead of the Government easing the current lockdown measures.

Five detailed documents have been created and are based on the latest scientific advice and Government guidelines.

The guidance includes robust recommendations for operators, casual swimmers, lane swimming, family-fun sessions, club activity, teachers and those attending swimming lessons.

The guidance is based on the latest scientific advice and Government guidelines and will be updated to reflect any changes announced in the future.

It has been developed following lengthy consultation with Public Health England, Sport England, leisure operators, home country partners and a panel of representatives from clubs, swim schools, volunteers and other key stakeholders across the country, including medical professionals.


Swim England update guidance after lockdown restrictions eased

Swim England has issued new recommendations on land training and open water club activity after the coronavirus lockdown was eased by the Government.

From Monday 1 June, Government guidelines allow groups of up to six people from different households in England to meet outside.

This opens up the opportunity for outdoor land training with one coach and five athletes, for example.

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Swim England announces all remaining national events in 2020 are cancelled

Swim England has announced all its remaining national events in 2020 have now been cancelled.

The decision has been taken to allow the recognised national governing body to start planning for its competitions in 2021.

It will also ensure athletes do not rush back to full fitness and potentially put themselves at the risk of injury when pools are eventually reopened.

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Ben Alcorn announced as most valuable player by British Water Polo League

Ben Alcorn (Worthing SC & Invicta) has been names by the British Water Polo League Columbus Direct Most Valuable Player.

has been a fixture in Invicta’s goal for a number of seasons, a player whose consistency was recognised when he joined the GB squad preparing for the 2012 Olympics.

His introduction to the sport was hardly promising. He’d experienced a version of water polo in a hotel pool while on holiday and wanted to try a more serious version at the Worthing club. “His first deep water session was a bit of an eye-opener,” recalls Worthing’s Alastair Roberts. “I commented to other coaches that he would never make a player because he couldn’t swim! How wrong could I be!”

Ben knuckled down, improved his swimming and worked on his polo skills. His career really blossomed after changing from outfield to goalie, helping Invicta win a national age group title. Nowadays, he is lead coach of the South-East region boys’ squad as well as a member of Worthing’s coaching team and balances busy training, playing and coaching schedules alongside a career as a primary school teacher.

A New Era for the South East Region Girls Water Polo Teams

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Ewan Partridge has taken the decision to stand down as Girls Head Coach for the South East Region after 10 years being in charge. We would like to thank Ewan for his continuous commitment to the Region and everything he has achieved during this time. A summary written by Ewan is here.

We are pleased to welcome Lauren Hand to join the Regional Water Polo team, Lauren will replace Ewan as  Girls Head Coach and will be supported by the coaching team that Ewan leaves behind.

We wish Ewan and Lauren the very best for the future in their respective roles.


New safeguarding CPD will help clubs meet Stronger Affiliation guidelines

An aquatics-specific safeguarding course has been created by Swim England which will help members and its workforce meet the new Stronger Affiliation guidelines.

The Swim England Safeguarding CPD has been created by the recognised national governing body’s child safeguarding, qualifications and educator training teams.

Those who complete the qualification will tick off a key element of Stronger Affiliation, which is being introduced to show clubs have the highest standards of safe and effective practice in place.

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Qualification window for Swim England National Summer Meet is altered

The qualification window for the British Summer Championships and Swim England National Summer Meet has been altered following the coronavirus outbreak.

Both the British Summer Championships and the Swim England National Summer Meet are, at this time, still scheduled to go ahead in July.

As the spread of coronavirus has led to a number of events being cancelled, including the British Swimming Championships in April, the dates for the qualification window has now been changed.

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Swim England South East cancels Regional Championships

Following the lead taken by Swim England in the light of guidance by Government concerning Coronavirus (COVID 19) we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our Championships in April and May.

We appreciate that this is going to be disappointing for swimmers, coaches and parents but believe that the safety of our swimmers and their families is the most important consideration.

Swim England have suspended the current rules for qualification for the National Championships and will be be issuing new rules as soon as possible. We will tell you about these when we have more information.

We will provide more information about other events as soon as possible on our competitions webpage.

Swim England South East Region Seeks New Board Member