Swimming Development Coach Workshop

Development coach workshop – Saturday 27th November

The region will be hosting a coach workshop on Saturday 27th November at St George’s School, Ascot. This workshop is aimed at coaches working with 10 – 14 year olds and will look at the development of good technique for butterfly and breaststroke and starts. This workshop will be led by Paul Lloyd, Head Coach of Maidenhead Marlins.

10am Registration

10.15 – 11.15am classroom session on

  • Starts – from the block focusing on the position on the block and the flight.
  • Butterfly and breaststroke development

11.30 – 1pm pool session

1 -1.30pm debrief and questions

If you would like to book a place on this workshop please complete the booking form below.

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To assist us with this coach workshop we are looking for swimmers between 10-14 years around county standard or above to participate in the pool session. If you would like to do so please register using the booking form below;
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Swim England Senior Swimming Coach Applications Open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Swim England Senior Swimming Coach programme.

The Senior Coach Programme will equip you with the tools to create and develop individualised programmes and optimise the performance levels of aspiring athletes, at both youth and senior level.

This year-long programme is delivered through a blend of learning days (both online and face to face), online learning, and practical poolside sessions. Coaches will be assigned a mentor who will provide bespoke in situ support throughout the duration of the course.

Deadline for applications is 25 July 2021.

Please click here to find out more.


Young Volunteers Programme – all new for 2020

Swim England South East Region Seeks New Board Member

Become a Qualified Licensed Open Water Official

Would you like to stand on the side of a beautiful lake on a lovely sunny day instead of a hot pool? Fancy doing something a little different? Why not train to become a qualified licensed open water official!

Whilst the sunny weather can’t be guaranteed, Swim England would like to acknowledge the skills and understanding pool swimming officials have which would be used in open water swimming.

Swim England would like swimming officials to consider applying for a place on their bespoke course which will take place in Loughborough on 17 May 2020.

This Open Water Officials’ Bridging Course will comprise of:

  • One day, face-to-face delivery, which will be a mix of seminars and skills practice through the use of videos
  • One day attending your Regional Open Water Championships, where officials roles will be signed off by a mentor.


Once you have qualified as Level 1 official and applied for an open water licence, you can volunteer to officiate at the National Open Water Championships.

If you would like to apply, please click on the below link and fill in the short application form:

Open Water Officials’ Bridging Course application form

If you have any questions, please contact sharon.lock@swimming.org

Coaching and Teaching Register

Following the launch of the Coaching and Teaching Register, Swim England now has more than 3,500 coaches and teachers registered.

Swim England is keen to strengthen relationships with our clubs and workforce and the register will provide us with an effective platform to do so, via improved communications and support.

To ensure that clubs are fully compliant with Swim England rules and regulations, it is mandatory to provide accurate information for the Coaching and Teaching Register.

It is a requirement that all clubs provide basic information, via the new OMS coaching/teaching tab, for all coaches and teachers. The information to be provided is name, role (i.e. head coach) and discipline(s).

We have noted that some coaches on the register do not have a discipline added and we are therefore asking clubs to add this information to enable us to provide tailored discipline support in the future.

The deadline for clubs to provide all of the above information is 31 March 2019.

During April, communications will be circulated to coaches and teachers listed on the register clarifying the process for the next stage. This is where coaches and teachers will need to verify the information held by Swim England.

This will include qualification(s), DBS and safeguarding training. In order to verify the information, individuals will need to log into their OMS account between May to July 2019.

To find out more about the Coaching and Teaching Register, click here.

Regional Swimming Coaches Conference – Coaching Generation Z

Institute of Swimming Christmas Sale

The Institute of Swimming are reducing the prices of all their January Level 1 and 2 Teaching Swimming and Pool Plant Operator courses by up to £79.

The offers are:

Course Was Now Saving
Level 1 Swimming Assistant £395 £316 £79
Level 1 Swimming Assistant – Blended Learning £375 £296 £79
Level 2 Teaching Swimming £680 £610 £70
Level 2 Teaching Swimming – Blended Learning £599 £540 £59
Pool Plant Operator £299 £269 £30

The offer will run until the 7th January and only includes courses starting in January. For more information please visit their website.

NxT Generation Home Nations Coaching Conference 2018

Book your place now!
Join us on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November for the NxT Generation Home Nations Coaching Conference 2018 at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground, Manchester.
This is an unmissable event for any coach as it provides a unique opportunity to discuss innovative approaches and techniques, and share ideas ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Over the two-day event, you will be able to discover how to reach the next generation of swimmers, and have the opportunity to attend a range of sessions to enhance your practical and technical coaching knowledge.
Bookings are now being taken with early bird prices available until 18 October.

Join us for the NxT Generation Home Nations Coaching Conference



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 kristie.jarrett@southeastswimming.org /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