Annual Council Meeting 2024

The Swim England Hertfordshire Annual Council Meeting (ACM) is scheduled to take place, via Zoom, on Monday 18th March 2024 at 8pm. Elections for members of the Management Board and other post holders are due to take place at the ACM. Nomination forms for Management Board members and for other post holders can be downloaded … Read more

Wavepower: Swim England’s safeguarding policy and procedures updated

Wavepower is Swim England’s safeguarding policy and procedures document. Its aim is to ensure everyone is able to enjoy our sports and aquatic activity in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment in line with current legislation, regulations and guidance. All Swim England affiliated clubs and organisations must adopt Wavepower and the current version can be … Read more

Watford Ocean Warrior’s conquer the Channel

Watford Ocean Warrior’s, better known as Team WOW. conquered the English Channel in a time of 9:40:29. The team, made up of six swimmers from Watford SC – Will Harris, Sam Trigwell, Megan Reader, Prisha Tapre, Felipe Irvine and Barney O’Donnell all swam their way into the Club’s history on this gruelling swim raising £15,500 … Read more

Swimming Officials Dress Code

County Championships 2024 The County Championship Event Planning Committee has decided that Swim England Hertfordshire will follow the lead from Swim England regarding dress code for officials at County Championships 2024: White Swim England Hertfordshire Polo Top Black Trousers / Skirt Black footwear / training shoes Greys or other similar shades will not be acceptable. … Read more

Watford swimmers prepare for channel challenge

A group of six Watford-based teenagers are preparing to tackle high tides, low temperatures and lurking jellyfish in a cross-channel relay swim, to raise money for their local hospice charity. The crossing, which is approximately 21 miles from Dover to Cap Gris Nez, will be made by members of the team swimming one-hour legs in … Read more

Inspire Coach Mentoring Programme 2023-2024

Swim England’s Inspire Coach Mentoring programme for 2023-2024 provides a unique coach development opportunity for coaches who are predominantly working with age-group and early youth level athletes within the Swim England Talent Pathways Swimming, Para Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Artistic Swimming. Each coach will be assigned a mentor from our Swim England National and … Read more

County Championship QT’s and considerations times published

Qualifying & Consideration Times for County Championships 2024 These times have been developed following discussions with the clubs/coaches and Swim England (England Talent Team). The following changes have been made: 1. Reintroduction the 16 year old age group 2. Times highlighted in yellow are faster than the 2023 times. This should be celebrated as it … Read more

Swim England turns weighing aquatic athletes guidance into policy

Swim England has taken the first steps to turn existing guidance into policy following a commitment made in its safeguarding, welfare and culture plan. The national governing body vowed in the Heart of Aquatics to move towards publishing policy rather than guidance, where it is applicable, in areas that impact safeguarding, welfare and culture. All Swim England … Read more

Swim England launches 10year strategy

Swim England has unveiled its strategic vision for the next decade as it aims to champion a healthy and successful nation through swimming. Access Aquatics sets out the national governing body’s key priorities to remove the barriers to participation and ensure its sports and activities are ‘accessible, inclusive and safe for everyone’ It recognises the … Read more

County President and annual county awards

At the Annual Council Meeting on 20th March, Jane O’Brien became the Swim England Hertfordshire President 2023-2024. Congratulations to her. Congratulations also to the recipients of the annual county awards which were announced at the meeting. The Wilkinson Sword was awarded jointly to Louise Fiddes, Grace Harvey and Martyn Walton for the success at the … Read more

Clubs encouraged to complete Club Health Tracker after ‘hugely positive’ feedback

The Swim England Club Health Tracker has received ‘hugely positive’ feedback and clubs have been encouraged to take up the opportunity, with the first deadline approaching. The tracker is available for all aquatics clubs and supports them with continuous improvements within six core areas of club development – coaching and teaching, financial management, pool operator … Read more