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Swim England Technical Official of the Year

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.

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Watford A win Hitchin junior water polo tournament

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

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Applications open for Swim England Senior Swimming Coach programme

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

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Celebrate our volunteers

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

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Herts Aquatics autumn meet

This  is the  first ever open meet being run by the club. All proceeds will go to completing the 50m. Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2022 Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DL All the information

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Swim England update guidance on minimum permissible pool depth for racing

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

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Swim England introduces new coaching policy for clubs

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

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Annual Council Meeting

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

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New Model Club Constitution launched by Swim England

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

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