Swim England News

Swim England News

Here is the latest news from Swim England

  • New model club constitution developed for all unincorporated clubs

    Swim England’s model club constitution for unincorporated clubs has been updated and will now become recommended for use by clubs from January 2022 onwards. The document and accompanying club guidance outline the reasoning behind the changes, as well as some explanatory sections on topics such as rules of a club, insurance, liability and legal structures. … The post New model club constitution developed for all unincorporated clubs appeared first on Swim England.

  • Ellie Simmonds visits Sandwell Aquatics Centre after pools filled

    Five-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds explained that the Sandwell Aquatics Centre will be a ‘wonderful facility’ for local residents following her visit. Simmonds, who is also a Birmingham 2022 board member, attended the site alongside the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries, and Councillor Kerrie Carmichael. The trio were able … The post Ellie Simmonds visits Sandwell Aquatics Centre after pools filled appeared first on Swim England.

  • Three aquatics coaches selected for UK Sport Female Leadership Programme

    Three of Britain’s aquatics coaches have been selected for the second edition of UK Sport’s ground-breaking female coaches leadership programme. The programme is part of a wider plan to more than double representation in the Olympic and Paralympic high-performance community in the three years between Tokyo and Paris. It is also designed to help some … The post Three aquatics coaches selected for UK Sport Female Leadership Programme appeared first on Swim England.

  • Colin Walsh ‘thrilled and honoured’ to be appointed President of the ESSA

    Colin Walsh has said he was ‘thrilled’ after recently being inaugurated as the new President of the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA). Colin, who first became involved with the ESSA 21 years ago, will now take up the position for 12 months and explained how he feels ‘honoured’ to do so. “I was thrilled,” he … The post Colin Walsh ‘thrilled and honoured’ to be appointed President of the ESSA appeared first on Swim England.

  • GLL Sport Foundation continues support of aquatic athletes in 2022

    GLL has announced its continued support of aquatic athletes in 2022 through its athlete support programme, the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF). In 2021, more than 900 athletes from aquatic sports were supported and this year, GLL are set to invest more than £1 million into the development of local athletes who hope to follow in … The post GLL Sport Foundation continues support of aquatic athletes in 2022 appeared first on Swim England.

  • New report shows important role pools can play to ease pressure on NHS

    A new report has highlighted the important role pools, leisure centres and gyms can play in helping to ease the pressure on the NHS. Swim England has welcomed the release of ukactive’s Leading the Change: social prescribing within the fitness and leisure sector report and insists it also shows why urgent investment is needed in … The post New report shows important role pools can play to ease pressure on NHS appeared first on Swim England.

  • Hetton ASC’s Anya Francis left speechless after receiving MBE in New Year Honours

    Volunteer Anya Francis admits she’s ‘still in shock’ after she was recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. The Hetton Amateur Swimming Club coach was awarded an MBE for her services to young people in Durham through swimming and says her ‘heart has always been in the club’. Anya swam at the North East … The post Hetton ASC’s Anya Francis left speechless after receiving MBE in New Year Honours appeared first on Swim England.

  • Big In Japan… download free new book which honours our Tokyo heroes

    The inspirational performances of Great Britain’s aquatic athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been immortalised in a new book produced by Swim England. Big In Japan The Story of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games features all the reports from the Tokyo Aquatics Centre and the Odaiba Marine Park … The post Big In Japan… download free new book which honours our Tokyo heroes appeared first on Swim England.

  • Swim England’s affiliation process renamed to Club Affiliation

    Swim England’s Stronger Affiliation process has been renamed to Club Affiliation, though the parameters of the process will remain the same. As the Club Affiliation first quarter deadline of 31 January 2022 looms closer, Swim England is highlighting the purpose of the process for a club and its members. Completing Club Affiliation means that a … The post Swim England’s affiliation process renamed to Club Affiliation appeared first on Swim England.

  • Swim England’s ‘Connecting with Coaches’ sessions to become more accessible

    Swim England has made changes to the popular ‘Connecting with Coaches’ sessions in an effort to make them more accessible. Feedback from the Swim England regions has been taken on board and will be reflected in the new format of the sessions, which will now see both performance-level and development level sessions taking place every … The post Swim England’s ‘Connecting with Coaches’ sessions to become more accessible appeared first on Swim England.

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