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Hertfordshire Aquatics releases first drawings for 50m pool project

Hertfordshire Aquatics have released the first drawings for the 50m pool project that will take Swim England Hertfordshire into  the future. These early drawings give a good idea of what the centre will look like and how it will operate. The centre is being designed as a centre of excellence for swimming, water polo and

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Swim England confirms its membership fees for 2021 have been frozen

Swim England has frozen its membership fees for 2021. The recognised national governing body has confirmed that there will be no increase to its element of the annual fees to help support its affiliated clubs and members that have faced ‘extreme difficulties’ during the coronavirus pandemic. Category 1 members will pay £9.20, the Category 2

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Club / Coaches Forum – Thursday 8th October

We will be discussing the recently announced “Level X” competition as well as other initiatives to get our sport up and running – looking to 2021 and beyond. We will be looking for suggestions from attendees as well as putting forward suggestions and answering questions on information that we expect to be published by Swim

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Research revealing low Covid-19 prevalence in leisure centres welcomed

Swim England has welcomed new research which reveals the prevalence of coronavirus at leisure centres and gyms is ‘extremely low’. The findings, published by ukactive, showed there have been only 78 confirmed Covid-19 cases among more than 22 million visits since facilities were given the go-ahead to reopen. Data was collated from more than 1,500

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Water polo gets green light for return to action

Water polo clubs and players have been given the green light for a return to training and competitive action after the Government approved Swim England guidance. The recognised national governing body submitted evidence to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport at the beginning of the month. Westminster has now confirmed that water polo

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How coaching shaped journey to happiness for LGBTQ+ role models Emma and Greg

As part of UK Coaching Week 2020, Swim England is celebrating diversity in coaching with Mount Kelly duo Emma Collings-Barnes and Greg King-Limb. Not only do they have Devon-based Mount Kelly in common, they are also both part of the LGBTQ+ community. Here director of swimming Emma and assistant director Greg describe how swimming and coaching shaped

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Combined Club/Coaches forum date changed

Owing to a number of meetings occurring over the next week – 10 days, we are moving the next combined Club/Coaches forum from Tuesday 29th September to Thursday 1st October. This move should mean we have a clearer indication of what competition might look like at County/Regional & National level in 2021 as well as

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