London Swimming Club Update - February 2019

Club Update - February 2019

Welcome to the February Update

Top stories in this month's update;


London Region Aquatic Conference

London Region will be hosting their first cross discipline aquatic conference on Saturday, 7th September 2019 at the Novotel West (Hammersmith).

Further details will be released over the coming months via the regions website and newsletter.


London Region has a Swimming Coaches Forum, which allows coaches from London clubs to work together to help improve swimming within the London region.

SE Approved courses in London
You can find details of Level 1, Level 2 and CPD courses being delivered across the region HERE
London Diving Officials Course
London Region will be hosting an officials course for Diving on Sunday 17th February 2019 at the Holiday Inn Express Stratford City.
For further information and to register interest, please contact London Region at
FINA Diving World Series
FINA's diving world series will make a stop in London for round 5, from 17-19 May 2019 at the London Aquatic Centre.
More information and tickets can be found HERE.
This year the festival has partnered with Swim England to provide an open water racing opportunity for swimming clubs and their members. Please see the attached document for further details.
Henley Swim Festival 2019
Please could all clubs add a reference to any BACs payments made to the region to ensure they are easily identifiable.
We often have events for more than one discipline running simultaneously and it is therefore not always easy to identify payments without a reference.  Thank you.
Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs, providing free, convenient and practical resources for developing and running a sustainable club.
Their website can be found HERE
Safeguarding & Protecting Children courses in London....

Details of courses being run by organisations such as local authorities and London Sport can be found HERE

More information about the role of Club Welfare Officer and training can be found HERE
Masters Coaching Course
The South East region in conjunction with the IoS will run an Assistant Coaching course in March that is targetted primarily at Masters swimmers and those looking to work with Masters swimmers.
Further details can be found HERE
London Region Events
All regional events, from swimming meets to safeguarding courses can now be found HERE.
Active Londoners - Sports Funding, Now Open!

Active Londoners funding is a key part of the Mayor’s Sport Unites programme. The fund tackles inactivity by supporting individuals and organisations who use sport and other kinds of physical activity to improve the physical and mental health of Londoners. 

Active Londoners offers small and medium-sized grants for localised sport and physical activity projects.

For more information, see HERE.

Crowdfunding for an Active Nation
Sport England have teamed up with Crowdfunder to help more than 20 projects across the country to unlock matched funding as part of their costs.

Details of this exciting new scheme can be found HERE.
Safeguarding & Time to Listen Courses Coming Up
The Region is currently booking further Safeguarding courses for 2019. See course details HERE
Please note that candidates between the ages of 16 and 18 can attend these courses but will need a chaperone who is not doing the course to accompany them.

The Region's criteria for support for these courses has also changed. See details HERE

Places on these courses are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please see HERE for changes to the Time to Listen Course requirements.

Funding - London Sport's funding search tool can help sports organisations and individuals living and operating in the capital to access what funding grants and bursaries there are available - if your club is looking for funding then it is definitely worth a look HERE

London Sport also currently have free workforce development workshops. See HERE for full details.

For all SwimMark queries clubs should contact Yvonne Stead, Swim England Club Development Officer at
The IoS will run two Open Water Coaching courses in London this Summer. Further information can be found HERE.

Swim England Celebrates 150 Year Anniversary 
2019 marks 150 years of the Amateur Swimming Association. Since 1869, the organisation has gone through a great deal of change, with the most recent being the rebrand to Swim England. But through this time, it has always remained a membership organisation dedicated to the teaching, coaching and development of swimming and aquatics.

Throughout the year, there will be a range of activities that highlight and celebrate our role as the national governing body. Clubs and members will have the opportunity to get involved and take advantage of the anniversary. Keep an eye on Swim England's social media channels for the #DailySwimmingFact and use #SE150 to let us know about your stories.

If you have any questions please email

Swim England Sport Science and Medical Conference 2019

Following a successful conference last year based on The Female Athlete, we would like to invite you to this year’s Sports Science and Medical Conference.

The conference will focus on how to develop skills to improve starts and turns for your swimmers. This includes how land work can help to develop the perfect start and turn, how to improve arena skills, eating for winning and much, much more.

The full agenda for the conference is available here

Sports Science & Medical Conference 2019

  • Date: 10 March 2019 
  • Location: The Village Hotel, Brailsford Way, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 6DL 
  • Time: 9.30am to 4.15pm 
  • Cost: £35
Don't miss out, book your place now.
The Swim England Coaching & Teaching Register
In 2019, Swim England will launch their new Coaching & Teaching Register. The launch of the register will be done in a phased approach. Further details can be found HERE.
Swim England Volunteer Hub
Swim England has joined British Swimming and the other Home Nations by launching a new Events Volunteer Hub.
It is a one stop shop for all things volunteering at national aquatics events. See HERE for further details.
Swim England Learn to Swim - Expected Standards Videos
Swim England have released a series of videos showing the expected standards for each stage of the learn to swim programme pathway.
More than 100 videos are available for download giving teachers, swim schools and operators, a 'valuable tool' to use in lessons.
Further information can be found HERE.
Open Water Hub
Swim England have recently released a new Open Water hub on the website. This will provide information and advice to open water swimmers of all ages and abilities. The new site can be found HERE.
For more information on each of the disciplines, as well as resources for volunteers and coaches, click on the below headings to visit Swim England's online Hubs....
Should you have any feedback, or your club needs any support or help then please just get in touch. Contact details for the team are below;

Suzanne Philpot - Regional Executive Officer  (
Strategic Planning & Implementation)

Yvonne Stead - Swim England Club Development Officer (
Club Development including Swim Mark Accreditation)

Dean Walker - Swim England Club Development Officer (Open Water Development / Water Polo Development)

Kelly Stannard - Administration and Member Services Officer  (
General Office Enquiries/Communication/ Finance)

James Warrener -Regional Development Officer (
To support the growth, development and implementation of the Region’s programmes and services - All Disciplines).

Damien Bryan - Regional Administration Officer (
Administration support for the growth, development and implementation of the Region’s programmes and services - All Disciplines).
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