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Swim England announces when guidance for reopening pools will be published

Robust guidance to help the aquatics sector prepare for the reopening of pools will be released by Swim England on Monday 15 June. The recognised national governing body has been working in collaboration with industry partners to produce the detailed document. It has been developed in consultation with Sport England and Public Health England for

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Aquatics clubs could benefit from £1 million crowdfunding pot of cash

Aquatics clubs could benefit from a new crowdfunding pot of cash created to help combat the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on sporting organisations. Sport England and Crowdfunder have teamed up to make £1 million of match funding available through the Active Together partnership. The scheme could see clubs receive funds up to £10,000. On

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Swim England Hertfordshire Annual Council Meeting

Elections for members of the Management Board and Discipline Managers are due to take place at the Annual Council Meeting. Nomination forms for Management Board members and for other post holders must be submitted by 31st May 2020. If you believe you could make a real contribution to the future of aquatics in our county

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Free Child Safeguarding Basic Awareness course launched by Swim England

A new free online resource aims to ensure everyone involved in aquatic clubs across the country has an awareness of child safeguarding. Swim England has launched the Child Safeguarding Online Basic Awareness course in conjunction with the Institute of Swimming as part of its ongoing commitment to create a safe environment for youngsters. It gives athletes,

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Expert advice on the safest ways to make video conference calls

Swim England and the Institute of Swimming have issued some expert advice to help reassure its members, affiliated clubs and customers about the safe use of video conference technology. Both organisations have been using Zoom to stage internal and external meetings during the coronavirus outbreak. More information 

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Annual Council Meeting

The Swim England Hertfordshire Annual Council Meeting (ACM) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 1st July 2020 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 must be submitted by 31st

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The Swimathon Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund

As the UK deals with coronavirus, the Swimathon Foundation are aware that the swimming and aquatics community faces a very difficult time with the closure of swimming facilities across the UK. The Swimathon Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund (the “Fund”) has been established to offer grant funding for small organisations working in the swimming and aquatic

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Swim England to develop detailed guidance for pools reopening after lockdown

Swim England has provided initial guidance to the Government on how to re-open more than 4,000 of the country’s swimming pools. The recognised national governing body will now start developing more detailed recommendations for operators, clubs, swim schools and stakeholders – in consultation with key partners. It will be based on the latest scientific guidance

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Creating your own bespoke home training programme

Swim England Talent’s strength and conditioning coach Daniel Waddingham has put together a range of training programmes and exercises that can be done from home. Sessions one and two are designed for 12 to 18-year-olds who are already completing land training programmes in their home club. Sessions three and four are designed for 14 to

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