British Swimming has announced that the British Swimming Championships will be held at the London Aquatics Centre in 2021. The competition was due to take place between 14–19 April this year but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now take place a year later, from 13–18 April 2021. The event will feature
Saturday 22nd June saw 78 athletes come together at Stevenage Swim Centre for the 2019 Herts Synchro Championship. This event was run in parallel with an East Region event, with many of the Herts athletes medalling at both events. Every synchro club in Herts was present which was great to see as the number of
Aquatics clubs could win £5,000 in a nationwide competition to help raise awareness of the massive social value of sports clubs and organisations. Charity Made By Sport is offering the financial incentive as part of its #ClubsInCrisis initiative which aims to highlight the importance of clubs and their need for critical funding. Research carried out
Chief executive Jane Nickerson on what Swim England is planning next as the country heads into a second national lockdown.
The Prime Minister’s latest coronavirus announcement was certainly inevitable… the impact of the statement nevertheless another huge blow to our sports, clubs, members, coaches and teachers. When Boris Johnson announced leisure facilities would shut once again as part of a month-long lockdown to help slow the spread of coronavirus, my overriding emotion was one of
Masters swimmers are being asked to put forward their views on what format the British Masters Championship should take in 2021. With coronavirus restrictions still covering large parts of the country, the Home Countries Masters Swimming Management Group has taken the ‘difficult decision’ that a ‘normal’ British Masters Championship will not be possible next year.
Clubs can receive top tips on the best ways to boost their coffers through fundraising campaigns at online Swim England seminars. The recognised national governing body’s Head of Fundraising Michael Mogan will be leading two sessions in November which will detail the best ways to create a plan to help raise money. It comes as
Swim England has created a five-point roadmap outlining a ‘safe and effective’ route to returning to swimming competitions. The recognised national governing body has confirmed it is currently at stage three of the pathway following the launch of Level X Racing. Dates for advancing to stages four and five have yet to be confirmed but the next
Swim England chief executive Jane Nickerson believes ‘common sense has prevailed’ after leisure centres and gyms in Merseyside were given the green light to reopen. The Government last week unveiled a three-tier system to help tackle the spread of coronavirus and the Liverpool region was the first to be placed under the very-high restrictions. Measures
Swim England is to submit evidence to a new inquiry which is to examine what help is needed to guarantee the survival of the community sports sector. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee will look at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on grassroots sports and clubs and how their future
“Level X Racing is a fun opportunity for them to practice some racing skills in the absence of those club, county, regional and national events. “The feedback we have had so far from the test sessions has been extremely encouraging. “Everyone who has taken part has loved the chance to test themselves against their team-mates
Champions of community sport are to be honoured as part of a new campaign for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The search is on for Hometown Heroes to be the faces of an advertising promotion when the countdown to the competition begins in 2021. Nominees could be a longstanding, inspiring coach, a dedicated volunteer who
Hertfordshire Aquatics have released the first drawings for the 50m pool project that will take Swim England Hertfordshire into the future. These early drawings give a good idea of what the centre will look like and how it will operate. The centre is being designed as a centre of excellence for swimming, water polo and