National Para-Swimming Engagement Day – 30th January 2023

Monday 30th Jan 2023
Athletes: 6pm-8pm (Coaches are welcome to observe)
Coaches: 7pm-8pm

Join the England Para – Swimming Talent Team for a FREE, fun workshop, designed to help athletes, coaches and parents / guardians, gain valuable information about the development of Para-athletes. Bookings close 25th January.

Full details and booking information can be found on the following link PS Jan 23 National Pathway Engagement Workshop Flyer

Date and venue revealed for 2023 Swim England National Summer Meet

The dates for Swim England’s competitive swimming events for the end of the 2022-23 season have been revealed.

Swim England’s National Summer Meet is the major highlight of the schedule and will take place at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge international pool from 2-6 August.

More than 1,400 competitors from across the country took part in the 2022 event as the competition returned for the first time since 2019.

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Qualifying times and schedule released for British Masters Championships

The schedule and qualifying times for the 2023 British Masters Championships have been released ahead of the event in Sheffield.

The annual championship’s return to Ponds Forge International Pool for the first time in seven years next summer after the pool missed out on hosting the event in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The competition takes place in a long course 50m pool with Swim England hosting on a bi-annual basis as the competition rotates between each of the Home Nations.

Ponds Forge last hosted the competition in 2016, with Plymouth’s Life Centre staging the last running of the event in England back in 2018.

Next year’s competition will get underway on the morning of the 2 June with the 800m event and ending with the exciting 4x50m Medley Relay on June 4.

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Christmas office opening

Our offices will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 22nd December and will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.
All our staff and Board Members wish everyone involved in our clubs and sport a very Happy Christmas and a successful and healthy 2023.

South East teams dominate top 10 places in National Masters Inter-County Competition 2022.

For the first time in the competition’s history Devon took the top spot. Winners of the South East round, Hampshire, were second and Middlesex, who competed in the South East competition coming in third.
Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire took fourth place with Surrey and Sussex coming in 8th and 10th respectively. Kent, just missed out on a top ten slot by finishing 11th. Oxfordshire & North Buckinghamshire finished 20th in the national rankings.

Regional Team Selected for Luxembourg Euro Meet

The region is delighted to be able to send a team to represent the South East at the Luxembourg Euro Meet from the 27th – 29th January. The confirmed team is as follows;

Males;

Albert Branch Sevenoaks Swimming Club
Aran Bissett RTW Monson
Chris Finch University of Surrey
Daniel Cox Wycombe District Swimming Club
Dominic Morgan Leatherhead
Ewan Taylor University of Surrey Swimming Club
Harry Wynne-Jones City of Milton Keynes
Jake Acton Brighton Swimming Club
Joseph Buxton Reading Swimming Club
Kaleb Fox-Jones Newbury Swimming Club
Matt Burrows Sevenoaks
Oliver Pope Thanet Swim Club
William Dean Maidenhead ASC

Females

Aaliyah Richards Sevenoaks
Caitlin Ebbage Tonbridge SC
Darcy Revitt Guildford City Swimming Club
Emma Allatt File Guildford City Swimming Club
Eva Okaro Sevenoaks Swimming Club
Lucy Fox Wycombe District Swimming Club
Maisie Thornton University of Surrey
Merissa Booth Wycombe District Swimming Club
Nicole Ryan Guildford City Swimming Club
Rhiannon Bowen University of Surrey
Ruby Stephenson City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club
Sophie King Woking SC
Tegan Matthews Guildford City Swimming Club

The athletes will be supported by Head Coach, Paul Lloyd (Maidenhead), coaches Adam Naylor (RTW Monson), Stuart McCrea (Leatherhead), Jordan Niblock (Guildford City, Strength and conditioning) and Team Managers Lynne Harrison and Kim Weetman.

Alfred H Turner award winner Rosa Gallop shares accolade with her family

Rosa Gallop has paid tribute to her family after being named the winner of the Alfred H Turner award.

After an incredible career in swimming, Rosa said that she couldn’t have done any of it without their support.

She said: “I’m really chuffed (to win the award) but I would like to say without my husband and my family, I couldn’t have done it. So, I think we all deserve the award, it’s an award for all of us.”

Rosa is certainly a worthy recipient of the award but after collecting the accolade at Swim England’s National Awards ceremony in Birmingham she was taken aback by the moment.

“I’m a bit overwhelmed actually. I’m so chuffed, I didn’t expect anything like that.”

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How you can help support Swim England’s #SaveOurPools campaign

Swim England is encouraging its members, clubs, swim schools – and everyone who uses a pool, to get behind our campaign and support our efforts to ensure the Government provides additional support for swimming pools and leisure centres.

These facilities are crucial parts of local communities.

Not only are they the homes of our swimming, para-swimming, diving, water polo and artistic swimming clubs, they help support the health and happiness of the country, saving the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds and they are where millions of people learn how to swim and be safe in the water.

But they are under threat as a result of soaring energy prices.

We are already seeing reduced opening hours and pools closing across the country and without additional support from the government the situation will only get worse.

Get involved and sign the petition.

Rushmoor’s Ranjuo Tomblin shortlisted for National Spirit of Aquatics Award

Ranjuo made history in 2022, by becoming the first-ever male to compete for Great Britain in a solo artistic swimming event.

The young star went on to win silver at the European Junior Championships with an incredible routine that scored 76.8668 to finish just ahead of Italy.

He also won bronze in the Mixed Technical Duet and narrowly missed out on a medal in the Mixed Free Duet.

His commitment to his club, Rushmoor, never dwindled as he began 2022 with two gold medals at the Artistic Swimming Junior and Senior National Championships – all in a year where he completed his GCSE’s.

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Coach Development Opportunities – Luxembourg Euro Meet 2023

In January 2023 the region will be sending a team of 26 athletes to represent South East England at the Luxembourg Euro Meet. We are now recruiting for an Assistant Head Coach and Development Coach to work with Head Coach Paul Lloyd and our regional team managers.

We invite applications using the form provided, job descriptions can be found below.

If you have any questions please contact kristie.jarrett@southeastswimming.org

Applications are to be submitted by Wednesday 23rd November 8pm

Job Description for Regional Assistant Head Coach

Job Description for Regional Development Coach

National Winter Championships 2022 qualification period extended

Following a review, Swim England’s Swimming Leadership Group have voted to change the qualification period for the 2022 Swim England National Winter Championships.

The decision has been taken after feedback from coaches and swimmers noted that the opportunities to reach the qualification times have been severely restricted by the Covid-19 lockdown period.

There was little swimming in England between March 2020 until the start of the following season in September 2021 meaning there have been a limited number of meets for competitors to set a representative time in.

Having considered the situation, the decision has been made to change the initial qualifying date to 1 November 2019.

The times to enter will still have to be achieved at a Level 2 meet between this date and the closing date of 22 November 2022.

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Swim England running Fundraising, Sponsorship and Grant Funding webinar

The second of Swim England’s Financial Sustainability webinars takes place at 6pm on Monday 14 November.

Fundraising, Sponsorship and Grant Funding will be the focus of the webinar which looks to support clubs and provide guidance during these economically challenging times.

The sessions were set up following the launch of the Club Financial Toolkit back in July, aiming to support clubs to help them become strong and sustainable organisations.

The first webinar of the series took place on 24 October which focussed on how clubs pay tax and what types of tax are relevant to your club and why.

Swim England’s Independent Tax Advisor Richard Baldwin was the sessions keynote speaker and he spoke to Club Chairs and Treasurers about raising the awareness of tax within their club.

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