Swim England has announced all its remaining national events in 2020 have now been cancelled. The decision has been taken to allow the recognised national governing body to start planning for its competitions in 2021. It will also ensure athletes do not rush back to full fitness and potentially put themselves at the risk of
Ben Alcorn (Worthing SC & Invicta) has been names by the British Water Polo League Columbus Direct Most Valuable Player. has been a fixture in Invicta’s goal for a number of seasons, a player whose consistency was recognised when he joined the GB squad preparing for the 2012 Olympics. His introduction to the sport was
Ewan Partridge has taken the decision to stand down as Girls Head Coach for the South East Region after 10 years being in charge. We would like to thank Ewan for his continuous commitment to the Region and everything he has achieved during this time. A summary written by Ewan is here. We are pleased
The Regional Coaches Forum will be leading three weekly sessions from Wednesday 8th June, to discuss with both coaches and Club Chairs the re-entry into the pool. Week 1 will be led by Richard Garfield, Director of Swimming, Guildford City . To book your space please complete the booking form below, meeting links will be
Swim England have produced a handy guide to staying safe while using Zoom and other third party chat tools. As clubs are having to use technology to communicate with members during the coronavirus lockdown, the risk of cyber attacks has increased. There are several platforms available to use and it’s important you find the right
A free online course has been created for Swim England members keen to volunteer as a team manager for their aquatic club. The Team Manager 1 Course is aimed at those who are starting out on their volunteering journey and focuses on single day competitions or camps where there is no overnight stay. It covers
An aquatics-specific safeguarding course has been created by Swim England which will help members and its workforce meet the new Stronger Affiliation guidelines. The Swim England Safeguarding CPD has been created by the recognised national governing body’s child safeguarding, qualifications and educator training teams. Those who complete the qualification will tick off a key element of
Swim England have issued new guidelines for coaches delivering on behalf of a club can deliver online / virtual training and ensure that they are operating within Swim England parameters and the club is covered by their Swim England insurance policy for this activity. Read the full guidelines
Swim England, in partnership with other bodies in the sport and leisure sector, is pressing the government for more financial support for self-employed individuals working in the sector who will be impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). You can keep up-to-date with Government updates for employers and businesses on the UK Government website.
With swimming training having to take a hiatus with the current situation around Covid-19, Swim England will be looking to support and engage with athletes, coaches and volunteers as much as possible with a content of information, workshops and webinars. Swim England YouTube Channel Off The Blocks
Swim England/Institute of Swimming have published some FAQ’s that will help clubs and athletes. The article applies Government and NHS advice to every aspect of our sport. Please read the full article as it could save lives.