Swim England News

Swim England News

Here is the latest news from Swim England

  • England Swims campaign receives more than double its target responses

    An ‘important’ nationwide survey to discover the barriers which prevent ethnically diverse communities from accessing water-based activity has received more than double its target responses. The month-long England Swims campaign was launched in a bid to make aquatics more accessible and inclusive. National governing body Swim England is now analysing the results of the online … The post England Swims campaign receives more than double its target responses appeared first on Swim England.

  • Elle Linton: Learning to swim has changed my life

    UK fitness professional and entrepreneur Elle Linton said that learning to swim changed her life after taking up the sport in her early thirties. As part of the England Swims campaign, the national governing body for aquatics, Swim England, is sharing stories of individuals, their perceptions of the sector and any barriers they face to participation … The post Elle Linton: Learning to swim has changed my life appeared first on Swim England.

  • Harley Hicks urges people to complete England Swims survey and make change

    Swimming coach, teacher and tutor Harley Hicks has urged people to ‘have their say’ and complete the England Swims survey to help shape the future of aquatics. Harley has been involved in aquatics for more than 10 years through a variety of roles – starting out as a lifeguard and progressing through to becoming a … The post Harley Hicks urges people to complete England Swims survey and make change appeared first on Swim England.

  • Yona Knight-Wisdom believes ‘a change is coming’ for diversity in aquatics

    Jamaican diver Yona Knight-Wisdom believes a change is coming in the effort to make aquatics more diverse. The two-time Olympian was the first Jamaican male diver to compete in the Olympics but grew up in Leeds, learning to dive after being inspired by the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. England Swims survey Knight-Wisdom is from … The post Yona Knight-Wisdom believes ‘a change is coming’ for diversity in aquatics appeared first on Swim England.

  • Eden Cheng: England Swims campaign is ‘important step to move forward’

    Olympic diver Eden Cheng believes the England Swims campaign is an ‘important step to move forward’ and improve diversity throughout aquatics. Cheng, who has recently been announced as part of the British Diving squad for the upcoming FINA World Championships, says she has always been ‘welcomed with open arms’ during her time in aquatics – … The post Eden Cheng: England Swims campaign is ‘important step to move forward’ appeared first on Swim England.

  • IOS and Swim England Charity launch support for Ukrainian swimming family

    Ukrainian swimming teachers who have been forced to flee the invasion are being offered the chance to gain a world-renowned qualification free of charge. The Institute of Swimming and Swim England Charity have launched a two-part initiative to help resettle those who have arrived in the UK as part of the Homes for Ukraine and … The post IOS and Swim England Charity launch support for Ukrainian swimming family appeared first on Swim England.

  • It’s ‘frankly unacceptable’ that children leave primary school unable to swim

    Swim England chief executive Jane Nickerson says it is ‘frankly unacceptable’ that six out of 10 children could leave primary school by 2025 unable to swim 25m. The recognised national governing body is one of several aquatic organisations which have joined forces, alongside some of the biggest stars in the sport, to support Speedo’s Swim … The post It’s ‘frankly unacceptable’ that children leave primary school unable to swim appeared first on Swim England.

  • Swim United campaign launched to ensure youngsters leave school able to swim

    Swim England has joined three of the biggest names in the sport and leading aquatic organisations in pledging its support for a major campaign to ensure all children who leave primary school by 2025 are able to swim. The Swim United campaign has been launched by swimwear brand Speedo alongside Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty, … The post Swim United campaign launched to ensure youngsters leave school able to swim appeared first on Swim England.

  • Swim England partner with UK Coaching as number delivering physical activity falls

    Swim England has partnered with UK Coaching as part of a nationwide drive to expand the coaching workforce. The aim is to inspire more youngsters and people from diverse backgrounds to coach swimming, diving, artistic swimming and water polo. The partnership will see UK Coaching supporting Swim England’s coaching recruitment and retention, with a view … The post Swim England partner with UK Coaching as number delivering physical activity falls appeared first on Swim England.

  • Minreet Kaur wants to ‘help make change’ as aquatics aims to be more accessible

    Minreet Kaur admits she is ‘excited’ by the work being done to make aquatics more accessible and inclusive and wants to be a role model to ‘help make change’. As part of the England Swims campaign, the national governing body for aquatics, Swim England, is sharing stories of individuals, their perceptions of the sector and … The post Minreet Kaur wants to ‘help make change’ as aquatics aims to be more accessible appeared first on Swim England.

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