Swim England National Awards 2017

The Swim England National Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate all the individual achievements and team successes of the past year.
They recognise all those involved in our sports, from members and volunteers to partners, teachers and athletes.The 2017 National Awards were held on 11 November at The Great Hall at the University of Birmingham with Olympic diving silver medallist Leon Taylor hosting the day and double Olympian swimmer Ellie Faulkner presenting the awards.
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Annual Renewals Process

It is getting to that time of year when clubs will be starting to gather information to allow them to complete their Swim England Annual renewal.To assist clubs to understand the processes involved and what information is required, when this is required and how to manage memberships throughout the year, Swim England have compiled a guidance document. See HERE for further details.

CPSU Time to Listen Training Changes

Swim England advises all Club, County and Regional Welfare Officers that the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)  Training entitled Time to Listen only needs to be attended once. 
There is no requirement for any Welfare Officer to repeat this training every 3 years unless you wish to do so.   
We recommend that you update your copy of Wavepower page 48 to reflect this change.
If you have any queries please contact the Safeguarding Team on 01509 640270.

Medals & Trophy Controller Role Vacancy

London Swimming are looking to appoint a Medals & Trophy Controller to organise the purchase and delivery of London Swimming Medals and Trophies and to ensure the trophies are present and in good order for presentation at competitions.See HERE for further details.

Swim England T-30 Challenge

The Swim England T-30 challenge is a unique and simple event which determines just one thing – who can swim the furthest in 30 minutes!

You don’t have to be a Swim England member to enter the T-30 Challenge. It’s open to everyone living in Great Britain between 18 and 108 years old.

See HERE for full details of this exciting event.

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.
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Club Development Water Polo Tournaments Update

All the players taking part in these tournaments have not played competitive Water Polo before.
The U15’s leg of these tournaments took place on the 24th of September at Whitgift School. 40 athletes from Barnet, Lewisham, Croydon B and Hillingdon Penguins took part.
The U13s leg takes place on 26th November from 5.45pm, also at Whitgift School. There will be 5 teams taking part from Barnet, Lewisham, Kingston, Haringey and Hackney.
These are self-funded tournaments that are promoted through London Swimming.

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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