Inspired To Try

With the Olympics and Paralympics just around the corner, we’re encouraging clubs to organise free taster sessions for July and August through our Inspired to Try programme.
If you are a club who would like more advice on setting up these sessions, please visit:

Inspired to Try Club campaign toolkit 2024

If you are inspired by the upcoming Olympics and Paralympics and would like to try one of our aquatic sports, why not use the Swim England club search to find your nearest club:

Swim England Club Finder | Discover our Sports

Swim England Awards 2024

Swim England have opened nominations for the Swim England National Awards 2024 are now open.

The awards recognise members and organisations from across the aquatics community who are rewarded for their commitment and passion to our sports.

Awards are available across a variety of categories ranging from clubs, coaches and volunteers all the way to teachers, educators and swim schools as the ceremony aims to bring the entire aquatics family together.

As in previous years, the national awards will also incorporate the regional awards, with each region selecting it’s winner from a number of categories who will go on to become national finalists.

The winners will then be revealed at a live ceremony inside the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham on Saturday 30 November.

To nominate someone special from your club or someone who has made a difference to our sport go to https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/national-awards-2024-nominations-open

Could you become a Swim England Friend?

A Swim England Friend is an individual who is readily available to provide independent advice to help SE members, or their parent or other representative in the case of junior members, faced with problems. The Swim England Friends are volunteers who to work across the SE Regions. They offer support in the SE Regulations / Constitution and the judicial procedure.

A Swim England Friend can bring years of experience in the world of aquatics – and for some it is life itself – to assist anyone who has a problem within the sport.

For more information

Regional Distance Programme

Regional Distance Programme 2024

This year we will be running a distances swimming programme incorporating an open water skills camp and a pool distance training day. Athletes will be notified of their selection by Thursday 28th March. The selection policy can be found below.

RDDP Selection Guidance South East

Day 1 – Sunday 9th June will take place at the Egham Orbit Leisure Centre and Longside Lake, Egham

Day 2 – ACS International School – 22nd September

We are inviting applications for skills coaches to work on the camps. Please see below for the job description and application form, the deadline is Wednesday 24th April. If you would like further information please contact kristie.jarrett@southeastswimming.org

Job Description for Regional Distance Skills Coach

Regional Distance Development programme - skills coach application form

First look at Summer Championships 2024 qualifiers kit

We are celebrating the launch of our 2024 qualifiers commemorative kit.

Swimpath, our new clothing partners, have come up with four colour choices for hoodies, 2 choices for T shirts and 2 choices for swim hats. All are available for pre-order for collection at all of the venues for the 2024 Championships.

Swimpath will be at all the Championship events with their full range of swimming essentials and training kit.

Just hit the logo below to go straight through to the webpage for more details about this year’s kit and to browse their stock.

 

 

Portsmouth Victoria & Rushmoor win Artistic Swimming Team Championships

The five team members from Portsmouth Victoria took gold in the 12U team artistic swimming championships held at K2 on 18th February. The team, made up of Maddy Swandell, Sophia Gosden, Jessica Lenn, Ilectra Masmanidi and Lily Madgwick won the event with a score of 130.5381, 35 points ahead of Aquaoaks who took silver.

In the 13-15yrs and Youth Age Group Rushmoor took gold with 182.0456 points. The Rushmoor team, made up of  Cerys Snelling, Amelia Raby, Alexa Arrigoni, Pippa Welch, Betty Fox and Renne Coleman ended up 38 points ahead of Portsmouth Victoria in silver and 48 points ahead of  Aquaoaks.

All results from the event are available on the results page.

Regional swimmers excel in Luxembourg

24 regional swimmers traveled to Luxembourg this weekend to represent the South East in the Euro Meet 2024. The level of competition was again high with athletes such as Sarah Sojstrom, Chad Le Clos and David Popovici in attendance.

Our team consisted of a mix of both young and experienced athletes. Over the weekend 19 swimmers stepped up in a strong field to progress into finals or fastest heats in the distance events. This included 8 A finals and 18 B finals plus the relay events.

A finals included; Max Morgan, Mia Colyer, Harry Wynne-Jones, Imogen Myles, Denys Mialkovskyi and Oliver Pope.

In addition to the A finalists, B finals also featured; Chris Finch, Darcy Revitt, Can Tugcetin, Jessica Gable, Charlotte Cope and Ellen Bagley.

On the distance events we added George Pearson, Christian Duetoft and Grace Cummings to the final proceedings.

In total the team bought home 26 medals, including 3 Junior, 22 Youth and 1 senior medal in the final event of the meet, the mixed medley relay which saw 4 great swims from Mia Colyer, Max Morgan, Chris Finch and Darcy Revitt.

A big thank you goes the staff supporting the weekend.

Lynne Harrison (Team leader), Paul Baybutt (Team Manager), Adam Naylor (Head Coach), Stuart McCrea (Assistant Head Coach), Jordan Honour (Coach) and Tom Company (S and C Coach).

Swim England publishes updated version of its safeguarding policy, Wavepower update

Wavepower is Swim England’s safeguarding policy and procedures document.

Its aim is to ensure everyone is able to enjoy our sports and aquatic activity in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment in line with current legislation, regulations and guidance.

All Swim England affiliated clubs and organisations must adopt Wavepower and the current version can be downloaded below.

At the beginning of 2024, an updated version of Wavepower was published.

This is part of Swim England’s commitment to create a culture in our sports and activities which makes everyone feel protected, included and welcomed – and that the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all participants is ingrained throughout our affiliated clubs and organisations.

The key changes introduced in 2024 are available here:

John Davies wins Alfred H Turner Award

John Davies, Past President of the South East Region in 2009, was the recipient of one of Swim England’s highest honours when he was awarded the Harold H Turner Award at the National Awards ceremony in Birmingham on Saturday 18th November.

The Award recognises John’s tremendous energy and commitment to our sport that stretches back over 40 years.

He held role swimming teacher, technical official, club administrator and board member across his clubs, county and the region, where has left a lasting impact on the organisations he’s been involved with until his retirement in 2022.

John’s Award follows that of his wife Jane who received the Harold Fern Award in 2015. We don’t know of another couple who have had such a significant and long term impact on our sport.

Congratulations John.

Hampshire win south east round of Masters inter-county championships

The Hampshire Masters team top the scoreboard at the south east round of inter-county championships at the LAC on Sunday 12 November.

With 407 points Hampshire topped the table for the second year with a gap of 71.5 points between them and second placed Surrey on 335.5 points and Middlesex in third with 311 points. Berks and South Bucks finished fourth on 280 points, Sussex, who came in fifth with 260.5 points just pushing Kent into sixth place with 260 points and Oxford and North Bucks ending in seventh.

Swimming Off Shore Camp Team 2024

Following the regional winter championships, we are pleased to confirm the selection of the following athletes to represent the South East region at the Luxembourg euro meet in January 2024.

Aran Bissett RTW Monson
Archie Hawkins Thanet
Ben Dinsdale Winchester
Can Tugcetin Abingdon Vale
Chris Finch University of Surrey
Christian Duetoft Guildford City
Denys Mialkovskyi RTW Monson
George Pearson Wycombe
Harry Wynne-Jones City of Milton Keynes
Matin Balsini Guildford City
Max Morgan Reeds School
Oliver Pope Thanet

 

Amalie Smith RTW Monson
Charlotte Cope Guildford City
Darcy Revitt Guildford City
Ellen Bagley Abingdon Vale
Emilia Oliver RTW Monson
Grace Cummings Thanet
Hazel-Anne Carter Wycombe
Imogen Myles Sevenoaks
Jessica Gable RTW Monson
Katherine Williams Wycombe
Mia Colyer Black Lion
Rosie Richards Rushmoor Royals

The team will be supported by;

Adam Naylor (Head Coach)

Stuart McCrea (Assistant Head Coach)

Jordan Honor (Coach)

Tom Company (S and C Coach)

Lynne Harrison (Lead Team Manger)

Paul Baybutt (Team Manager)