Older news

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

World Anti-Doping Agency release 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. The list states which substances and methods are prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition and by specific sport. WADA has published three documents in total, the 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); the 2022 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes;

Read More »

Swimmers selected for 2021-22 Swim England Junior Squad

A group of 47 swimmers have been selected for the 2021-22 Swim England Junior Squad which will see the athletes preparing for future international competitions. Areas such as learning arena skills, performance behaviours and racing philosophy are among the topics to be delivered on the programme. On Wednesday 22 December, the team gathered virtually as

Read More »

Revised guidance issued by Swim England

On 14th December Swim England updated their guidance for all disciplines and competition with encouragement to wear face-coverings where appropriate indoors at training and competitions, unless exempt. Read all documents.

Read More »

Swim England issues face coverings update following Government announcement

Swim England is strongly encouraging athletes, coaches, teachers, volunteers and spectators to wear face coverings where possible following the announcement of additional Covid restrictions by the Government. The Government’s ‘Plan B’ announcement was made around face coverings, working from home and Covid passports for large events in a bid to slow down the spread of

Read More »

Volunteering opportunities at our County Championships

We are now recruiting both technical officials and support staff for the 2022 County Championships. At every event we need the support of technical and support team to ensure the event runs smoothly so that our athletes have the best possible experience. In order to run counties successfully we need to have around 370 volunteers

Read More »

Swim England releases position statement on process of weighing athletes

Swim England has released guidance on the practice of weighing athletes within aquatic sports. The recommendation from the national governing body is that individuals under the age of 18 should not be weighed unless they are on a nationally supported pathway. This guidance is applicable to athletes within all aquatic disciplines including swimming, para-swimming, water

Read More »