Swim England News

Swim England News

Here is the latest news from Swim England

  • Karen Pickering and Mark Foster share message to Government on facilities

    Increased investment in under-threat swimming pools is a ‘no brainer’, the Government has been told. Former international swimmer Karen Pickering believes giving pools additional financial support to help cope with soaring energy costs is ‘worthwhile’ as they help save the NHS millions of pounds a year. More than 10,000 people have so far signed a … The post Karen Pickering and Mark Foster share message to Government on facilities appeared first on Swim England.

  • 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 … The post Alfred H Turner award winner Rosa Gallop shares accolade with her family appeared first on Swim England.

  • Alan Boyle says being awarded Harold Fern Award ‘means a lot’ to him

    Alan Boyle was awarded the Harold Fern Award at the Swim England National Awards ceremony on Saturday after dedicating more than 60 years of his spare time to water polo and swimming. His dedication to aquatics throughout the years has seen him coach, tutor, referee and administer swimming and water polo from grassroots to the … The post Alan Boyle says being awarded Harold Fern Award ‘means a lot’ to him appeared first on Swim England.

  • Mark Foster humbled to be included in Hall of Fame alongside his swimming hero

    As nominations for inclusion into the Swim England Hall of Fame go, Mark Foster had a watertight case. Eight world records and 51 international medals makes him one of Great Britain’s most decorated swimmers – and here he explains what it means to be inducted alongside one of his heroes. At the age of 10 … The post Mark Foster humbled to be included in Hall of Fame alongside his swimming hero appeared first on Swim England.

  • Chlorine runs through my veins … it’s really special to be recognised in this way

    Karen Pickering spent almost two decades dominating British freestyle swimming – now she has been inducted into the Swim England Hall of Fame. Here she reflects on that honour and her impressive career in and out of the pool. Karen Pickering always knew she wanted to be a swimmer. “Swimming was the passion,” she said. … The post Chlorine runs through my veins … it’s really special to be recognised in this way appeared first on Swim England.

  • National Award winner Joseph proof you should never give up on your dreams

    Dedicated Joseph Cooper earned a Swim England National Award for proving you should never give up on your dreams. Joseph had set himself an ambition to qualify for his county’s championships – but had always narrowly missed out. However, after returning to swimming following a shoulder operation, he finally achieved his goal and qualified in … The post National Award winner Joseph proof you should never give up on your dreams appeared first on Swim England.

  • Youth Volunteer of the Year Catherine’s top tips to helping out

    Swim England National Awards winner Catherine Banham has given her top tips to helping out after being crowned Youth Volunteer of the Year. She was handed the accolade after putting all her efforts into helping two clubs following her retirement from swimming competitively. Catherine teaches every Saturday morning at Linslade Crusaders and also supports Leighton … The post Youth Volunteer of the Year Catherine’s top tips to helping out appeared first on Swim England.

  • Karen Pickering, Mark Foster and Dawn Zajac inducted into Swim England Hall of Fame

    Three ‘worthy individuals’ have become the latest inductees into the Swim England Hall of Fame. Artistic swimming pioneer Dawn Zajac plus international swimmers Mark Foster and Karen Pickering are the first new cohorts in the Hall of Fame since it was set-up in 2019 to mark Swim England’s 150th anniversary. They were announced at the … The post Karen Pickering, Mark Foster and Dawn Zajac inducted into Swim England Hall of Fame appeared first on Swim England.

  • Jane hails ‘truly fantastic people and clubs’ which make aquatics ‘so special’

    Swim England chief executive Jane Nickerson has praised ‘the truly fantastic people and clubs’ which make the aquatics community ‘so special’. During a speech at the Swim England National Awards, Jane said it was energising to hear the exploits of all the winners and nominees – especially when the sport faces challenging times due to … The post Jane hails ‘truly fantastic people and clubs’ which make aquatics ‘so special’ appeared first on Swim England.

  • Ranjuo hopes National Awards success will help increase number of male artistic swimmers

    Swim England National Award winner Ranjuo Tomblin hoped his success would help increase the number of male artistic swimmers in the country. Tomblin was presented with the Artistic Swimming Breakthrough Athlete of the Year Award at the University of Birmingham’s Great Hall. He won a solo silver medal at the LEN European Junior Championships in … The post Ranjuo hopes National Awards success will help increase number of male artistic swimmers appeared first on Swim England.

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