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Change in technical officials training and uniform guidance confirmed

Following a review at a recent meeting of Swim England’s Swimming Leadership Group there has been an update to the training processes and uniform requirements for technical officials. Technical officials have an important role to play in ensuring a fair and level playing field for all athletes’ in the sport from club level right through

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Great team swims at National County Team Championships

Last Sunday saw the County take a team of 28 swimmers to the National County Team Championship which was held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.  The team initially met up the week before for a training session at St Albans Boys School.  Whilst a normal Saturday would see swimmers competing against each other this session

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County team named for National County Team Championships

We are excited to be sending a team to the National County Team Championships at Ponds Forge on 2nd October. The team is made up of a maximum of 30 swimmers from three age groups: Boys and Girls 12/13 years Boys and Girls 14/15 years Boys and Girls 16/17 years They are supported by the Coaches, two Team

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Nominations for the 2022 Swim England Hall of Fame are open

Swim England is inviting suggestions for athletes, coaches and volunteers who could be inducted into its Hall of Fame. Nominations are encouraged across all disciplines and can be submitted by individuals, clubs, counties, regions and wider organisations. The Swim England Hall of Fame was set up as part of the national governing body’s 150th anniversary

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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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