Swim England London - Club Update

Club Update - September 2019

Welcome to the September Update

Top stories in this month's update;
Swim England London Aquatics Conference 2019
Swim England London hosted their first Aquatics Conference on Saturday 8th September at the Novotel West in Hammersmith. The day combined workshops for coaches and volunteers from all aquatic disciplines alongside the region's ACM and awards. Full report of the day can be read HERE.
Swim England London Awards 2019
As part of the Swim England London Aquatics Conference, the annual Swim England London awards were handed out. A full list of the award winners can be found HERE. Each winner will now be put forward for the equivalent Swim England national award.


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

The Swim Coaches Forum currently have 3 places available. For further information and to apply for a place on the forum, see HERE

SE Approved courses in London
You can find details of Level 1, Level 2 and CPD courses being delivered across the region HERE
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
British Swimming Judge Level 1 Training Update
The current framework of the British Swimming official qualifications is currently changing. Details of the cessation of the old Judge Level 1 course can be found HERE

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 yvonne.stead@swimming.org
London Sport Satellite Clubs
London Sport has begun its biggest ever search for individuals, groups and clubs to get teenagers more active through Sport England Satellite Club funding in 2019.
For further information, see HERE
London Sport and Disability Sports Coach announce new Training Partnership

Disability Equality Training to improve access to sport services for disabled people.

London Sport and Disability Sports Coach have partnered to deliver disability equality training courses that aim to ensure disabled people have improved experiences when accessing sport services and facilities in London.

For further details, see HERE.
World Para Swimming Championships 2019
The London Aquatics Centre will host the 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships from 9-15 September.
Around 600 swimmers from 60 nations are set to take part in the championships, which is a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Region Water Polo players selected for GB
Swim England London are delighted to announce that 6 players have recently been selected to represent Team GB on the international stage. Congratulations to; Elliott McHugh, Toby Roberts, Yalin Gulen, Emily Campbell-Lamerton, Erin Andrew and Imogen Smith.
Further details can be read 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.

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.
Swim England Strategy 
Swim England will soon be developing there new strategy from 2021-2025. The current strategy Towards a Nation Swimming: A strategic plan for swimming in England 2017-2021, can be found HERE

London Region will also be updating their strategy in line with Swim England and invite clubs, county boards and discipline chairs to share their views with the London Region Chair, David Fletcher.

The current London region strategy can be read HERE
Sport England boost for Sense
Thousands of people with complex disabilities will be supported to access sport for the first time, as national charity Sense is awarded £1.3 million by Sport England.

London Sport are proud to support Sense's important work in London and look forward to working with them to support people with complex disabilities to get active.


A reminder to all clubs to ensure that they are following Wavepower guidelines in relation to posting photographs and using social media. For all up to date information on Wavepower please see HERE.

Swim England Annual Report
The Swim England 2019 Annual Report is now available on the Swim England website HERE 
Swim England Clubs Support Hub
The new Swim England Clubs Support Hub page has been launched on the Swim England website.
This hub provides information on setting up and running a club.
For further information, see HERE
Swim England Hall of Fame
Swim England is creating a Hall of Fame to honour the achievements of individuals who have made a significant impact on aquatics.
Full details can be found HERE.
Swim England Teaching and 
Education Conference 2019

The 2019 Swim England Teaching and Education Conference is set to be the UK’s largest event dedicated to the swimming workforce community.
The event is to feature the National Swim England Learn to Swim and Workforce Awards for the first time.

The awards and conference will be bringing together more than 350 people to network, learn about and discuss the key topics relating to swimming.
On Monday 18 November, the awards evening will take place, followed by the conference on Tuesday 19 November.

For more information, see all details HERE
Big School Swim
>From the 11th-15th November, Swim England will be celebrating the Big School Swim - the importance of learning how to swim and all about water safety skills at school.
See HERE for more information.
Expected Standards Video
More than 100 films are now available to download showing the expected standards learner swimmers should reach on each stage of their swimming journey.
For all the details, see HERE.
Brand New activity pack for the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework 
Swim England have launched a brand new activity pack choc full of exciting games and activities to help learners with their core aquatic skills development whilst having fun. 
Details can be found HERE
My Learn to Swim app - Launched!
An exciting new platform to help youngsters fall in love with swimming and give parents a better understanding of the purpose of their child’s lessons has been launched by Swim England.
For all details please see HERE
Tutor Training - Applications Open
Swim England have opened applications for those interested in training to become a tutor for their swimming and coaching certificates.
Swim England London is one of the key areas for recruitment. 
All details and application form 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
reo@londonswimming.org  (
Strategic Planning & Implementation)

Yvonne Stead - Swim England Club Development Officer
yvonne.stead@swimming.org (
Club Development including Swim Mark Accreditation)

Kelly Stannard - Administration and Member Services Officer
admin@londonswimming.org  (
General Office Enquiries/Communication/ Finance)

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

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