Swim England News

Swim England News

Here is the latest news from Swim England

  • ‘The world is an oyster’ says swim mum who urges importance of swimming lessons

    Tomike Ogunleye, mum of three, explains that you never know when you might need the ‘extremely important’ and lifesaving skill of knowing how to swim. The youngest of her three children is her son, Eri, who is currently at Learn to Swim Stage 4 on the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. Growing up in … The post ‘The world is an oyster’ says swim mum who urges importance of swimming lessons appeared first on Swim England.

  • Swim England in running for two gongs at Covid Response Awards

    Swim England has been shortlisted as a finalist at a national awards ceremony which aims to pay tribute to the ‘resilience and resourcefulness’ of organisations during the coronavirus pandemic. The recognised national governing body for all aquatic sports is up for two gongs at the Covid Response Awards. It is among eight finalists for the … The post Swim England in running for two gongs at Covid Response Awards appeared first on Swim England.

  • Swim England agrees five-year partnership with Sandwell Leisure Trust

    Swim England has agreed a five-year partnership to provide it’s world-renowned Learn to Swim programme at the iconic Sandwell Aquatics Centre.  The agreement will see Sandwell Leisure Trust deliver Swim England’s four specialised learn to swim frameworks at the £73 million Sandwell Aquatics Centre and its six other pools. The new state-of-the-art facility includes a … The post Swim England agrees five-year partnership with Sandwell Leisure Trust appeared first on Swim England.

  • Water Wellbeing project shortlisted for prestigious health and wellbeing award

    Swim England’s Water Wellbeing project has been shortlisted for an award at the Royal Society for Public Health’s prestigious Health & Wellbeing Awards 2021. It was one of only three projects to be shortlisted in the Community Health Development category, alongside Redthread Youth and the University of Plymouth and Nudge Community Builders. Water Wellbeing was … The post Water Wellbeing project shortlisted for prestigious health and wellbeing award appeared first on Swim England.

  • Mum and son inspire each other on ‘very important’ learn to swim journeys

    Louise Gurling and her son Noah have inspired each other to learn to swim and continue on their journeys to gaining a ‘very important’ life skill. Noah, aged 10, has been in the water from six months old due to his dad Michael taking him to the pool at an early age. He then began … The post Mum and son inspire each other on ‘very important’ learn to swim journeys appeared first on Swim England.

  • Determined mum didn’t want her daughter to develop fear of water like she did

    Teenager Yusra Kahlalech is on the way to becoming a competent swimmer – as her mum was determined she didn’t follow in her footsteps and develop a fear of the water. Yusra is 13-years-old and attends weekly swimming lessons at her local Everyone Active pool after she began her Learn to Swim journey at the … The post Determined mum didn’t want her daughter to develop fear of water like she did appeared first on Swim England.

  • Olympic champion Duncan Goodhew urges support for local swimming pools

    Olympic champion Duncan Goodhew has urged people to show swimming matters by supporting local pools – or risk seeing them cease to exist in the future. As Swim England prepares to issue new insight on the value of pools later this month, Swimathon president Goodhew spoke of the importance of facilities in an open letter … The post Olympic champion Duncan Goodhew urges support for local swimming pools appeared first on Swim England.

  • Nominations open for the Swim England Teaching and Education Awards 2021

    Nominations can now be submitted for the Swim England Teaching and Education Awards 2021. Eight gongs recognising the fantastic achievements of operators, educators, swimming teachers, swim schools and lesson providers are up for grabs. The categories are: Swim England Approved Centre Inclusion Champions Swim England Trainee Tutor of the Year Swim England Educator of the … The post Nominations open for the Swim England Teaching and Education Awards 2021 appeared first on Swim England.

  • Swim mum explains ‘essential’ reason her son continues swimming lessons

    Mum Rachel Owen has explained why she felt it was ‘essential’ for her son to complete Learn to Swim Stage 7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. Nine-year-old Joshua had been attending lessons since he was four-months-old – but Rachel insists he needed to hit at least Learn to Swim Stage 7 to … The post Swim mum explains ‘essential’ reason her son continues swimming lessons appeared first on Swim England.

  • Olympic champ James Guy urges parents to keep children in swimming lessons

    Double Olympic champion James Guy has urged parents ‘not to make the wrong choice’ by taking their children out of swimming lessons too early. Swim England has warned that nine out of 10 seven to 11-year-olds are failing to meet minimum standards that have been brought in for swimming lessons outside of school. In order … The post Olympic champ James Guy urges parents to keep children in swimming lessons appeared first on Swim England.

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