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  • Swim England London Cancels Open Water Regional Championships

    27th March 2020

    The London Region Open Water Committee had become increasingly concerned that the Championships (assuming they were permitted to go ahead) were not going to be viable due to the risks associated with getting swimmers swimming longer distance having not trained for three months.  Swim England have now cancelled the National Championships for this reason. The Region have therefore decided that it would be in everyone's best interests to cancel the event. This will be formally published next week as there other disciplines impacted by the Swim England announcement. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021. Richard Whitehead - SE London Open Water Committee Chair      ...

  • British Swimming J1 Deadlines

    19th March 2020

    The July 31 deadline for assessing existing classroom candidates, and the 11-month deadline for new on-line J1 candidates is currently under review. As soon as British Swimming Senior Officials Group, and Swim England SOG can meet we will be told of their decision. This is not likely to be...

  • J1 Officials' Training Timescale

    18th March 2020

    A small number of you have contacted me to express your concern that candidates for the Judge 1 training may not have the opportunity to complete their poolside training within the prescribed timescale, be that 31 July for those on the “old” scheme or within 11 months for the online training,...

  • Swim England clarifies reasoning over coronavirus advice

    18th March 2020

    The chief executive of Swim England has clarified why clubs and swim schools have only been advised to cancel activities during the coronavirus outbreak rather than being told to stop. Jane Nickerson said Swim England’s affiliated clubs could find themselves at risk of not being correctly insured...

  • The Masters Kent v Sussex Competition falls victim to coronavirus

    17th March 2020

    In line with Swim England guidance, we have sadly had to cancel the Masters Kent v Sussex competition later this month.  With all the upset to the aquatic calendar and potential date conflicts when this current situation eases, we feel that it is better to completely cancel it for this year...

  • Swimming Development Camp postponed

    17th March 2020

    Dear Swim Camp parent Following a decision by the Government yesterday to advise the restriction of public gatherings, non-essential travel and contact, Swim England has updated its policy on swim camps and competitions to include “We do not recommend training camps or competitions take place...

  • Swim England cancels events due to coronavirus outbreak

    16th March 2020

    16 March 2020 Swim England has cancelled a number of forthcoming events due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The decision has been taken following the Government’s announcement to implement increased social distancing, avoid crowds gathering and...

  • Become a qualified licensed open water official

    15th March 2020

    Dear Swimming Official Would you like to stand on the side of a beautiful lake on a lovely sunny day instead of a hot pool? Fancy doing something a little different? Why not train to become a qualified licensed open water official! Whilst we can’t really guarantee sunny...

  • 2020 Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme

    13th March 2020

    The Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme offers funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community.  Grants range from £300 - £2500, and are awarded to organisations supported by pools taking part in the main Swimathon event.  Please...

  • Join Swimming Talent for the Sport Science | Sport Medicine Conference 2020

    8th March 2020

    Following a successful conference last year based on focusing on how to develop skills to improve starts and turns, we would like to invite you to this year’s Sport Science and Sport Medicine Conference. The conference will focus on the practical ways to implement the...

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