Regional Swimming Off Shore Camp 2019

The region will be sending a team to compete in the Flanders Cup in Antwerp from the 17th – 21st January. The 17th and 18th will be travel and training days with the competition running over the weekend.

Selections will be made from the Regional Winter Championships on the 3rd/4th November in Portsmouth. The full selection criteria can be found here; Selection Criteria for the 2019 Swim England South East Region Off shore camp

We are looking for a qualified and experienced female Team Manager to support this event. Expressions of interest are to be sent to /07725201601

Coach Development Opportunity 

In addition to the Head and Assistant Coach we are looking to send a third coach as a personal development opportunity.  For further information please see the attached criteria and application form.

Flanders Coach Application Form


Swim England Youth Panel Members

Swim England are looking for Youth Panel Volunteers to join their current Youth Panel.

The Youth Advisory Panel is a group of young people aged between 16–25 years old. Collectively, they act as representatives for all young people involved in the sport of swimming, providing them with a voice.

The Youth Advisory Panel meets up to 4 times per year, usually for a 4 hour meeting at a weekend, and typically in Loughborough at the Head Offices of Swim England. Meetings are led by the Youth Advisory Panel chair, who is supported by a vice chair, with both being elected from the Youth Advisory Panel membership, by their peers. In addition to attendance at meetings, there may be a small amount of work required between meetings, and some online surveys sent by Swim England to seek more immediate feedback on a particular topic. Youth Advisory Panel members’ expenses for travelling to and from meetings are covered by Swim England to ensure that these are accessible to all.

Who are we looking for?

  • Young people who are actively involved in the sport as a participant, teacher, coach, official or volunteer
  • Young people who are between 16-25 years old
  • Young people who are active in one of the following disciplines:
  • Diving
  • Water Polo
  • Synchronised Swimming
  • Open Water
  • Para Swimming
  • A non-swimming volunteer
  • Young people who are ideally a Swim England member (Cat 1 – non-competitive, Cat 2 – competitive Cat 3 – other)

What are we looking for?

We are looking for dedicated new members who will be committed to attending meetings, contributing to discussions and working collaboratively with their Youth Advisory Panel peers. We are looking for passionate young people who want to positively influence the experiences of other young people involved in the sport and to act as representatives for them. If you think this could be you then please apply!

Applicants can be active in swimming but one of the disciplines listed above must be their primary focus.

Applications will be considered from individuals who are not members as long as the application demonstrates significant experience of sports participation and/or volunteering.

How to apply

The application process has two steps – an online application form and a video submission

Please complete the online form by clicking on this link:- click here . Please complete the online personal details form and submit a video no longer than 2 minutes to the email address below.

Your video should focus on:-

Discussing an issue in sport which is important to you

Video Tips

  • Tell us what the issue is, why it is important to you, how does it affect you or people you know, how would you solve it?
  • Please make sure you introduce yourself so we know who you are and can match your video to your on-line application.
  • Think about where you are when you record your video – is it bright enough for us to see you? What is around you? Could someone identify where you are or see something you don’t want them to?
  • Two minutes goes by quicker than you think when you’re recording so plan what you want to say.
  • Think about how quickly you speak.
  • Make the video as interesting as you can but remember it’s about you.

Who will review the applications?

Applications which meet the criteria will be reviewed by the current Youth Panel who will decide on who should join as new members.

Contact email

Closing date for applications is 30th September 2018

Nutrition and S &C Workshops for Swimming Coaches

New national performance centres unveiled by Swim England

Swim England have announced that five national swimming Performance Centres have been created across the country to support talented young swimmers. Two of these centres are within the South East, High Wycombe and Guildford.

Swim England is working in partnership with swimming clubs and universities to give swimmers the opportunity to stay in the sport, achieve academic excellence and perform to the highest standards.

The five Swim England Performance Centres are located at High Wycombe, Leeds, Guildford, Manchester and Nottingham. The clubs and universities involved are:

Club University
Guildford City Swimming Club University of Surrey
Leeds Swimming Club University of Leeds / Leeds Beckett University*
City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team (COMAST) Manchester Metropolitan University **
Nova Centurion Swimming Club, Nottingham Nottingham University
Wycombe District Swimming Club Buckinghamshire New University
* Also supported by Leeds City Council
** Also supported by Manchester City Council

Grant Robins, Head of Talent for Swimming at Swim England, said: “The Performance Centre project is an exciting initiative that will expand and extend the Swim England Talent Programme.

“The Performance Centres link swimming clubs and universities to support the development of young swimmers both in the pool and academically.

“By creating a number of centres, swimmers will be able to move from the junior to senior swimming ranks while continuing their studies. It will also help to make the transition to the British Swimming World Class programme more accessible, leading to more English athletes reaching the highest levels of the sport.”

The centres were selected following an application process and have been developed using a partnership model to ensure long-term sustainability. The Swim England Talent Team will provide support through funding, coaching, and technical advice.

George Wood, Swim England Sport Development Director, said: “We are incredibly proud to be working with local partners to develop these Swim England Performance Centres. We are passionate about providing our club members with opportunities to keep training and by working with local universities, this will enable them to achieve both their academic and swimming potential.

“We look forward to supporting the Swim England Performance Centres and how we can expand the programme in the future.”

Find out more about the Swim England Performance Centres

Swimming Coach 2024 2018/2019 – Applications Open Now

Swim England Talent have opened applications for our second cohort of Coach 2024 – 2018/2019.  Applications will close on Monday 6th August.

This is an application based programme running over 14months, commencing in October 2018 and is aimed at coaches who:-

  1. Coached swimmers onto England Talent phase 2 and 3 over the past 2/3 years
  2. Coaching at the upper end of the England Talent Pathway
  3. Level 3 Qualified and or working towards Senior Coach Certificate
  4. Coaching predominately youth age swimmers to British Champs level

For more information and an application form please see the link;

Golds for Two South East Swimmers in Finland

Tatiana Belonogoff (Guildford City) struck gold for Great Britain on the first day of the European Junior Swimming Championships.

The 16-year-old was victorious in a close 50m Breaststroke final in Helsinki, Finland, to top the podium.

Belonogoff clocked a time of 31.29 to touch home 0.07 seconds ahead of Germany’s Anna Elendt.

Tom Dean (Maidenhead) set a new European Junior Swimming Championships record as he won gold in the 200m Individual Medley in Finland.

His time of 1:59.17 saw him knock almost half a second off his personal best and was 2.25 seconds quicker than Russia’s Maksim Stupin, who took silver in 2:01.42.

The women’s 4x100m Medley team also set a championship record on their way to gold.

Lily Boseley (1:01.86), Tatiana Belonogoff (1:08.34), Emily Large (58.88) and Freya Anderson (53.40) clocked 4:02.48 to finish 2.04 seconds ahead of Russia, who took the silver in 4:04.52.

Kevin Brookes (Wycombe District) and Dan Cross (Thanet) were also selected to attend this event as coaches. The other South East Swimmer Selected for this event was Daisy Anderson (Thanet)

Swim England Senior Coach Programme – Application Stage Now Open

The Swim England Senior Coach Certificate will give you the knowledge and skills to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate a macro cycle of work. As a senior coach you will be able to lead a coaching team and manage resources to support all areas of a swimming club or squad programme.

The programme will allow you to:

  • Develop your confidence, communication and inter personal skills
  • Identify the principles of coaching in a development or performance environment
  • Develop an awareness of your professional role and responsibilities
  • Adopt an integrated approach to the theory and practice of performance swimming
  • Reflect on your experience and skills, and identify areas for personal development.

Key dates:

The programme will commence with an Induction day followed by the 1st of 3 learning days at Swim England office, Loughborough, Leicestershire on the 29th and 30th September 2018. If you cannot attend this weekend please do not apply.

29th September 2018 – Induction day

30th September 2018 – 1st Learning day

6th January 2019 – 2nd Learning day

31st March 2019 – 3rd Learning day

These workshops will cover key topics relating to Swim England Senior Coach Certificate content

The application stage will remain open until 24th July 2018. Applications are free to submit and a screening and selection process will take place after applications close. The course cost, if selected, will be £2100.

For full details or to apply please click here.

Regional Open Water Camp 2018

Harold Fern and A H Turner Awards

The Regional Management Board welcomes nominations for the Harold Fern and A H Turner Awards. Any nomination should be accompanied by a supporting letter and CV for the nominee. The criteria is as follows:

The Award is given to the individual or organisation making the most outstanding contribution to aquatics at club, county, regional, national or international level.

In selecting the winner of the Award each year, the Sport s Operations Committee will give consideration to the following:

  • outstanding achievement in advancing the sport through competition/coaching/officiating
  • outstanding achievement in the administration of the sport
  • outstanding achievement in advising the sport

Please send any nominations across to no later than 12pm on Monday 2nd July.

Regional Swimming Coach and multi discipline Team Manager Conference

On the 10th June the region will be hosting the England Talent Regional Coaches conference at Leatherhead Leisure Centre. This conference is aimed at level 2 coaches, other coaches are welcome. We will also be running a Team Manager conference, all disciplines are welcome to attend this day. Please see the links for the full agenda and booking form;

Regional conference booking form

Regional Conference Programme 2018