Swim England News

Swim England News

Here is the latest news from Swim England

  • Leading surgeon extols the importance of swimming for health and wellbeing

    Swimming and Health Commission member Professor Scarlett McNally has used the pages of the BMJ to send a clear message to the medical community about the importance of swimming for the body, mind and communities. Professor McNally, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, is deputy director of the Centre for Perioperative Care, president of the Medical Women’s Federation … The post Leading surgeon extols the importance of swimming for health and wellbeing appeared first on Swim England.

  • Cost of Swim England’s Learn to Swim Awards set to rise by three per cent

    The price of Swim England’s Learn to Swim Awards are to rise by three per cent from 1 April 2024. A cloth badge and certificate will cost £2.25 – up from the current price of £2.18. Income generated from the sale of the Learn to Swim Awards is reinvested in Swim England and funds key … The post Cost of Swim England’s Learn to Swim Awards set to rise by three per cent appeared first on Swim England.

  • Leeds Beckett the first university pool to achieve Water Wellbeing accreditation

    Leeds Beckett University is already seeing the ‘life-changing’ effects for some participants after being the first university pool to achieve Swim England’s Water Wellbeing accreditation. The pool joins a cohort of around 180 sites to now be Water Wellbeing accredited. Swim England health and wellbeing officer, Matthew Martin, recently visited the university facility and met … The post Leeds Beckett the first university pool to achieve Water Wellbeing accreditation appeared first on Swim England.

  • Stone and District share experiences of ‘extremely helpful’ Club Health Tracker

    Stone and District Swimming Club have shared their positive experiences of completing Swim England’s Club Health Tracker. The tracker, developed alongside Sporting Insights, is available for all aquatics clubs and supports them with six areas of club development. Clubs take part in a self-assessment survey which, once completed, provides them with an interactive results section … The post Stone and District share experiences of ‘extremely helpful’ Club Health Tracker appeared first on Swim England.

  • Book places at Swim England Sport Science and Medicine Conference 2024

    Places can now be booked on the Swim England Sport Science and Medicine Conference 2024. It takes place on Sunday 17 March at the Nottingham Eastwood Park Hotel between 9am and 4pm. Aimed at sport science and sport medicine practitioners and coaches, the conference features eight speakers delivering presentations on a range of topics. These … The post Book places at Swim England Sport Science and Medicine Conference 2024 appeared first on Swim England.

  • Swim England to carry out ‘thorough’ review of SwimMark accreditation programme

    Swim England is proceeding with a ‘thorough’ review of its SwimMark accreditation programme and will be seeking the views of affiliated clubs, regions and key stakeholders. It will be the first in-depth evaluation of the programme since 2017 and is being carried out in light of feedback from the sport. The outcome of the review … The post Swim England to carry out ‘thorough’ review of SwimMark accreditation programme appeared first on Swim England.

  • Olivia hopes her Netflix film Black Stroke will inspire people to take up swimming

    Filmmaker Olivia Smart hopes her new Netflix documentary will help black people overcome the ‘deep-seated fears’ which prevents them from learning how to swim. Black Stroke aims to dispel the misinformation ‘ingrained’ within the community as it tells the story of three people’s eight-week learn to swim journey. The 12-minute film will be broadcast on … The post Olivia hopes her Netflix film Black Stroke will inspire people to take up swimming appeared first on Swim England.

  • How to watch and follow the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha

    As the run-up to the Olympic Games in Paris continues, Great Britain squads are gearing up for the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha. British swimmers, artistic swimmers, divers, high-divers, marathon swimmers and the senior women’s water polo squad are all in Qatar for 17 days of competition in the Middle East. The action gets … The post How to watch and follow the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha appeared first on Swim England.

  • Jemima’s child-first coaching approach is reaping rewards at Tadcaster Stingrays

    An inspirational swimming coach who set up a club for young people with physical and learning difficulties when she was only 15 has told how child-first coaching is key to giving them positive experiences of swimming.  Jemima Browning, set up the Tadcaster Stingrays Swimming Club, in North Yorkshire, in response to the lack of opportunities … The post Jemima’s child-first coaching approach is reaping rewards at Tadcaster Stingrays appeared first on Swim England.

  • ‘Exceptionally helpful and practical’ NHS eLearning now accessible for all

    The Aquatic Activity and Swimming for Health eLearning resource, which has been described as ‘exceptionally helpful and practical’, is now available to access for anyone in the UK. After NHS England launched the resource in 2023, in partnership with Swim England, access was initially only available to those with an nhs.net, gov.uk or ac.uk account. … The post ‘Exceptionally helpful and practical’ NHS eLearning now accessible for all appeared first on Swim England.

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