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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

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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

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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

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Awards presented to Watford Water Polo club players

On Tuesday 28th February at Haberdashers pool, Bryan Thompson the Swim England Hertfordshire President, attended the Watford Water Polo club training session to hand out County 1/2 Colours and pins to athletes. The awards were presented for regional team membership in the U16 Inter-Regional Competition in 2021. The players awarded pins were: Bertie Dix, Anthony

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Annual Council Meeting 2023

The Swim England Hertfordshire Annual Council Meeting (ACM) is scheduled to take place, via Zoom, on Monday 20th March 2023 at 8pm. Further details, including information on the roles of the Management Board members and the post holders, can be downloaded from the webpage. This is your opportunity to have your say and inform the

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Qualification window for 2023 British and National Summer Meets revealed

Following the successful return of the summer championships and summer meets in 2022, the competitions will provide a valuable opportunity for thousands of swimmers across the country to take part in the end of season events. The qualification window for the Championships and the respective home nation meets will be open from Friday 10 March

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GLL Sport Foundation applications open to support aquatic athletes in 2023

GLL are continuing their support of aquatic athletes in 2023 through its athlete support programme, the GLL Sport Foundations awards. Athletes from 65 areas throughout the UK are encouraged to apply for the UK’s largest independent athlete award programme which has already contributed £13m to help more than 24,000 athletes on their sporting journey. A

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Date and venue revealed for 2023 Swim England National Summer Meet

The dates for Swim England’s competitive swimming events for the end of the 2022-23 season have been revealed. Swim England’s National Summer Meet is the major highlight of the schedule and will take place at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge international pool from 2-6 August. More than 1,400 competitors from across the country took part in the

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Qualifying times and schedule released for British Masters Championships

The schedule and qualifying times for the 2023 British Masters Championships have been released ahead of the event in Sheffield. The annual championship’s return to Ponds Forge International Pool for the first time in seven years next summer after the pool missed out on hosting the event in 2020 due to the pandemic. The competition

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Calling volunteers to help deliver the best Championships

The links to both officials and volunteer roles at the Swim England County Championships 2023 is now active on the County Championship webpage. Please volunteer for as many session as can so that we can support the athletes in the county and make this a County Championships they will remember. Volunteer here

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County Championships – very important information

Please this information carefully: 1. Entries are now closed. 2. You need to order your deck passes – accreditation can be applied for later, but the number of passes you require must be ordered to facilitate invoicing. 3. County Championship hats – don’t forget to order your hats through your club. Hats are £8.25 each.

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