The Swim England Swimming Management Group were asked to consider a relaxation of Regulation 411, for individuals who as a result of either their religious beliefs or a pre-existing medical condition would like to wear a swimsuit which would otherwise be considered “Illegal” at a competitive swimming event.
Download the Swimwear Guidance document.
Regional Welfare Officer
If you need any support or advice on how to manage a welfare issue please contact your County or Sub-region Welfare Officer.
The Regional Welfare Officer is Andrew Giess. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Swim England South East takes the welfare of all its members seriously.
The welfare of young and vulnerable swimmers is particularly important and we follow the recommendations included in Wavepower, Swim England’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures manual.
The theme of Wavepower 2020/23 is to safeguard children and young people in line with current legislation and guidance. The responsibility to safeguard children in our clubs and related activities lies will all those involved in the sport and is not the sole responsibility of any one person at club, county or national level.
Swim England – Heart of Aquatics
2023 Safeguarding, Welfare and Culture Plan
Swim England has vowed ‘to create a better future’ for everyone in its sports as part of a cultural change journey which will put members, coaches, teachers, parents, clubs and swim schools at the heart of aquatics.
Included in the national governing body’s new safeguarding, welfare and culture plan, Heart of Aquatics, is a commitment to listen to the ‘experiences and views’ of everyone involved in aquatics in a bid to be able to take ‘proactive formative action’.