This award recognises a Swim England Technical Official, of any discipline, whose contribution is seen as invaluable and their efforts are instrumental in the work to support the delivery of aquatic sport through technical officiating. Their volunteering is making a positive impact and this volunteer is a great example of a role model for others.
The Hitchin Junior Water Polo Tournament (2008 and younger) held on 11th June at the Letchworth Outdoor Pool with eight teams competing for the title. The tournament was designed as a friendly, yet still competitive environment for younger players to experience matches within a tournament setting. Fundamentally, this was designed for developing players, many of whom
A new dedicated team to help support coaches across all aquatic disciplines has been created by Swim England. It will be spearheaded by Lindsay Trimmings, who is taking on the role of head of coaching after eight years working with the national governing body. Lindsay, who was previously Swim England coach development manager, will oversee
Applications are now open for the 2022 Swim England Senior Swimming Coach programme. The year-long course will enable Swim England Level 2 swimming coaches to apply the most current and innovative techniques to ‘create an environment in which athletes can thrive’. Up to 30 spaces are available on the programme, which is aimed at coaches
Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It’s a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you. Volunteers’ Week is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together run hundreds of activities across the UK. These activities showcase and celebrate
Swim England has updated its guidance on the minimum permissible swimming pool depth for racing entries to align with FINA recommendations. The minimum depth has increased from 0.9m to 1.35m following a health and safety review. The guidance issued by the national governing body is also now in line with the minimum permissible starting depth
Chris Dunn (Hatfield SC) broke British and European records for both the 1,500m and 800m events at the South East Region Long Distance Competition on Saturday 26th March. With times of 11:24.63 for 800m and 21:29.62 for the 1,500m Chris was well clear in a competitive competition. Full results
A new educational resource to help club-level aquatics coaches support athletes who may be struggling with eating disorders is being created by Swim England. The creation of the resource aligns with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week which takes place from 28 February – 6 March and aims to fight the misunderstandings that surround eating disorders.
Swim England has introduced a new coaching policy in 2022 which now focuses on the minimum expectations for clubs in relation to coaching qualifications. The updated coaching policy is an expansion of the 2018 coaching and teaching guidance which was created as a resource for clubs and members. This guidance also coincided with the introduction
The Swim England Hertfordshire Annual Council Meeting (ACM) is scheduled to take place on Monday 21st March at 8pm. Elections for members of the Management Board and other post holders are due to take place at the ACM. Further details, including information on the roles of the Management Board members and the post holders. Visit
To help you become a members club, or unincorporated association, Swim England has created a Model Constitution. It is a template allowing you to develop your own document without having to write it from scratch. This model is the simplest structure to start a club. It’s not subject to specific laws or regulatory requirements. It is