Richard Whiteahead Elected Swimming President 2017-2018

Richard Whitehead has been elected President of England’s national governing body for swimming at the organisation’s Annual Council Meeting.

The London Regional delegate succeeds Anne Reah in the ceremonial role, and will hold the position for twelve months. Congratulations to Richard.
See HERE for further details

Swim England Volunteer Satisfaction Survey 2017 launched

Swim England has launched its 2017 Volunteer Satisfaction Survey to get feedback about experiences of volunteering in swimming and aquatics.

We recognise the vital role that volunteers play in the success of swimming in this country. Those people who give up their time at local, regional and national levels are integral to the work that we do.

To make sure that our volunteers are able to do the best job that they can, we need their feedback. Each year the Volunteer Satisfaction Survey identifies all of the things we are doing right and highlights any areas that our volunteers feel they could use a little extra help. If you help out within swimming and aquatics, please complete our survey. The survey will remain open until midnight on Wednesday 15 November 2017 and should take around 10-15 minutes to complete.

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London Sport - Free Workforce Development Workshops

London Sport are currently running FREE workforce development workshops. While these workshops were originally set up for sports clubs, many of them may be equally beneficial to those working to support people to be active outside of a club environment. They are delivered by experts in their field including  Street Games, Sports Marketing Network, Women in Sport, UK Sports Coaching, Sport & Recreational Alliance, Disability Sports Coach and Sporting Equals.

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Regional Welfare Officer Role Vacancy

The role of London Swimming Welfare Officer is currently vacant. If you would like to apply for this role see the advert here and the application form here. Please note the deadline for applications is Friday 10th November 2017.

London Swimming Letter of Thanks

Dear London Swimming Volunteers
To ensure the smooth running and operation of the region there are a number of tasks/roles that are required some more complex and difficult than others. The professionalism and dedication of our Volunteers over the last year has proved invaluable to us, offering support at the Regional Events and it gives me great personal pleasure to be asked to make it known to you the gratitude of the board members and staff of the London Region for the valuable contribution and hard work you have provided in this essential role.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the sport and without these people the Region would definitely struggle to survive.

Yours sincerely,
 
Ralph Shortland
London Swimming President 2016/2017

Spotlight on Aquatic Networks

There is a Club Network at Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace Club Network was established in 2013 following the ASA closure of the Beacon program in South London.
The  Network  is  a  collaboration  of  11 clubs  including  Beckenham,  Chelsea Westminster, Croydon Amphibians, Dulwich Dolphins, Leander, Wandsworth, Bromley SC, Orpington OJ’s, Saxon  Crown, Kingston Royals and South Croydon  SC. The clubs share  and  manage  the  pool  allocation  previously allocated to  the  Beacon program  at  Crystal  Palace  and  also  run performance  sessions  on  Saturday mornings for enrolled swimmers from trustee and associated clubs.

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