Archive for 2017

Team Manager Development Opportunities

Team Manager Development Opportunities

Posted by Swim England South West on December 18th 2017

There are a number of opportunities for Team Managers who are interested in developing their career beyond their club involvement.

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How to fund your Club using Swim England Awards

How to fund your Club using Swim England Awards

Posted by Swim England South West on December 18th 2017

Did you know you that you can generate income for your club by selling Swim England Awards?

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Wiltshire ASA FINA Update & Contemporary Issues Seminar

Wiltshire ASA FINA Update & Contemporary Issues Seminar

Posted by Swim England South West on December 18th 2017

Saturday 6th January 2018 from 1030 Wiltshire ASA FINA Rules Update & Contemporary Issues Seminar Where: Ridgeway School, Wroughton with a 1030am start. Time: 1030am Contact to book: Dave Jones dajones437@gmail.com or Andy Ryczanowski andrew.ryczanowski@tiscali.co.uk

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Changes to Overseas Travel and Security Policy

Changes to Overseas Travel and Security Policy

Posted by Swim England South West on December 14th 2017

Following guidance received from the BOA Swim England have revisited the Overseas Travel Policy to include additional security recommendations. The policy provides guidance and advice to members and employees planning overseas trips, including staff travelling on business, national teams competing in overseas competitions as well as club training trips. We have taken this opportunity to review all areas of the policy to ensure it incorporated the best practice elements of the Team Manager training modules and Wavepower to make it a more inclusive policy. We have also included appendices to assist with planning trips. Please read through the new policy carefully and familiarise yourself with the contents. If you have any questions or queries, please email the Membership Services team

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Equality and Diversity in Clubs

Equality and Diversity in Clubs

Posted by Swim England South West on December 14th 2017

Swim England have a range of documents supporting Equality and Diversity within swimming. One of the most current areas surrounds engaging trans people in swimming.

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England Talent Pathway Programme 2017

England Talent Pathway Programme 2017

Posted by Swim England South West on December 14th 2017

The final 2017 camp for 12yr olds on the Talent Pathway programme was held on December 3rd.

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FINA RULES UPDATE 2017 - 2021 (M6) DEVON OFFICIALS TRAINING

Posted by Swim England South West on December 5th 2017

On 06.01.2018 at 1400 -1630 There will be an update session for all officials and trainee officials. Venue - Newcourt Community Centre, Blakeslee Drive, The Rydons, Exeter, Devon EX2 7FN Tutor - Jill Beard Booking prior to attending is MANDATORY - To reserve a place please contact Mel Jeynes - Email: pamandmel@googlemail.com

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December Volunteer of the Month

December Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on November 30th 2017

Congratulations to Joan Squire from Barstaple Swimming club who is our December Volunteer of the Month.

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Caradon Swimming Club Seeks a New Head Coach

Caradon Swimming Club Seeks a New Head Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on November 29th 2017

Caradon Swimming Club is currently seeking a Head Coach to lead our existing team of experienced coaches and poolside assistants in developing and enhancing the high-quality swim programme currently delivered to our vibrant and enthusiastic swimmers.

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Nick Gillingham MBE Swim Stroke Master Class

Nick Gillingham MBE Swim Stroke Master Class

Posted by Swim England South West on November 29th 2017

During this day of intense and exciting learning Nick will take you through all four competitive strokes including starts, turns, finishes and under-waters, concluding with three hours of practical.

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Team Manager Module 2

Team Manager Module 2

Posted by Swim England South West on November 16th 2017

Team Bath AS are organising a Team Manager Moudle 2 course to be run on Monday 4th December at the University of Bath.

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SW Service to Aquatics Winner

SW Service to Aquatics Winner

Posted by Swim England South West on November 16th 2017

Congratulations to Pat Pusill for winning the South West Service to Aquatics award.

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Success for the South West at Swim England National Awards

Success for the South West at Swim England National Awards

Posted by Swim England South West on November 13th 2017

Members of the South West Region scooped a number of awards at the Swim England National Awards at the University of Birmingham on Saturday 11th November 2017.

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Inter Regional Tournament Selection and Information

Inter Regional Tournament Selection and Information

Posted by Swim England South West on November 6th 2017

Congratulations to those selected to represent the South West in the Inter Regional Tournament being held in Walsall in December. Visit the Water Polo page to find out all the details.

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Inter County Water Polo Championship 2017

Inter County Water Polo Championship 2017

Posted by Swim England South West on November 2nd 2017

Please find the confirmed dates of the South West Regional Inter County Comptition.

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November Volunteer of the Month

November Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on November 1st 2017

Congratulations to Alex Meade from Bere Regis Swimming club who is our November Volunteer of the Month.

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Level 1 Teaching Aquatics Residential Course for Deaf People

Level 1 Teaching Aquatics Residential Course for Deaf People

Posted by Swim England South West on October 30th 2017

The National Deaf Childrens Society is holding a residential Level 1 course for 16-25 yr old deaf learners who wish to become a Level 1 Assistant Teacher in Aquatics.

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Inclusive Gala Success

Inclusive Gala Success

Posted by Swim England South West on October 25th 2017

An Inclusive Gala was held at Horfield pool on Saturday 7th October, organised jointly by City of Bristol Aquatics (COB) and Swift Inclusive Sport Trust (SIS). Find their report of the day here.

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2017 Swim England Volunteer Satisfaction Survey

2017 Swim England Volunteer Satisfaction Survey

Posted by Swim England South West on October 19th 2017

Swim England values each and every volunteer and the work that they do within our sports, and we are constantly trying to improve the service and support that we provide them. Each year we send out our volunteer satisfaction survey to find out about our volunteers' experiences, any additional support and training they would like to receive and what we do, or don’t do which they think would make a real difference.

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City of Bristol Synchronised Swimmers make GB National Training Squad

City of Bristol Synchronised Swimmers make GB National Training Squad

Posted by Swim England South West on October 18th 2017

Congratulations to the girls from City of Bristol Synchronised Swimming group on their selection to the GB National Training Squad.

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It is with great sadness...

Posted by Swim England South West on October 16th 2017

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Lynne Elliot. Lynne died peacefully at home on Sunday 15th October following a long illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and his family at this very sad time. David Flack, Chairman of Swim England South West.

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Team Bath Coach & Swimmer University Workshop

Team Bath Coach & Swimmer University Workshop

Posted by Swim England South West on October 12th 2017

The aim of this workshop is to provide coaches with an education session which will be useful for their continuous development. Allowing them to bring their swimmers thinking about University in the next 3 years to find out what to expect at University and also to experience training with a senior group of swimmers.

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FINA Rules Update Seminars for the South West

FINA Rules Update Seminars for the South West

Posted by Swim England South West on October 12th 2017

Each county in the South West are holding FINA Rule Update Seminars to update Officials on the changes.

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Learn to Sync

Learn to Sync

Posted by Swim England South West on October 9th 2017

Taster Session at Bath University for children, adults, male and females.

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October Volunteer of the Month

October Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on October 2nd 2017

Congratulations to Katie-Bea Robinson from Burnham on Sea who is our October Volunteer of the Month.

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FINA Swimming Rules update for 2017-2021

FINA Swimming Rules update for 2017-2021

Posted by Swim England South West on October 2nd 2017

FINA Swimming Rules update for 2017-2021 come into effect on MONDAY 2nd October 2017 There changes affecting the technical rules of racing are summarized on the following handout produced by FINA.

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Coach Opportunities at Regional Pathway Camps

Coach Opportunities at Regional Pathway Camps

Posted by Swim England South West on October 2nd 2017

Coaches are reminded that they are welcome to attend the Regional Pathway camps at Oxley LC as observers.

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Trials for County Water Polo Teams

Trials for County Water Polo Teams

Posted by Swim England South West on September 14th 2017

Somerset and Devon County are holding water polo trials for the forthcoming County Championships.

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GB Junior Womens Trials

GB Junior Womens Trials

Posted by Swim England South West on September 14th 2017

These trials will be held on September 30th - October 1st in Manchester.

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Swim England Pathway Coach Development Programme

Swim England Pathway Coach Development Programme

Posted by Swim England South West on September 14th 2017

A unique coach development learning progamme specifically aimed at coaches who are predominately coaching 'Age Group' athletes (10-14 years) in the Swim England Pathway.

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South West Open Water Championships 2017

South West Open Water Championships 2017

Posted by Swim England South West on September 14th 2017

The South West Open Water Championships took place on 24th June in Weymouth. Read a full report of the event here.

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2017/2018 Regional President

2017/2018 Regional President

Posted by Swim England South West on September 14th 2017

At the ACM on Sunday 10th September 2017 the South West region welcomed Paul Robbins as the 2017/2018 President.

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South West Region Water Polo Academy

South West Region Water Polo Academy

Posted by Swim England South West on September 11th 2017

Key information relating to the recommencement of the Swim England SW Regional Water Polo Academy for 2017/18.

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Monthly Swim Skills Sessions for Para Swimmers

Monthly Swim Skills Sessions for Para Swimmers

Posted by Swim England South West on September 7th 2017

At Hengrove Park Leisure Centre on Sunday 3rd September, Sunday 1st October and Sunday 5th November

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Street Swimmers Complete the Fastest English Channel Crossing

Street Swimmers Complete the Fastest English Channel Crossing

Posted by Swim England South West on September 7th 2017

6 young swimmers from Street & District Swimming Club, raising funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, have completed the most difficult challenge in Open Water swimming with the fastest English Channel relay crossing of the year so far.

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September Volunteer of the Month

September Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on September 7th 2017

Congratulations to Nicola Hammond from Team Bath AS who is our September Volunteer of the Month.

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Vacancy for Independent Panel Members - Club Management Group

Vacancy for Independent Panel Members - Club Management Group

Posted by Swim England South West on August 31st 2017

Swim England are seeking Independent Panel Members to join the Club Management Group. The focus of the group is to check and challenge the clubs strategy / implementation plan.

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South West Region Masters Development Day

South West Region Masters Development Day

Posted by Swim England South West on August 30th 2017

The South West Region’s Masters Development Day took place in the new Mount Kelly Swim Centre on June 11th with 27 swimmers taking part.

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Bristol Beacon Programme Selection Policy

Bristol Beacon Programme Selection Policy

Posted by Swim England South West on August 30th 2017

The Beacon programme is endorsed by the Swim England Talent team who are responsible for selecting swimmers and overseeing the management of the programme to ensure that a quality performance environment is maintained.

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South West Volunteer of the Month

South West Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on August 21st 2017

Each month the Region select a Volunteer of the Month to feature on their website and social media.

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Bryanston 2017

Bryanston 2017

Posted by Swim England South West on August 16th 2017

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Swim England Talent Pathway

Swim England Talent Pathway

Posted by Swim England South West on August 9th 2017

The revamped Talent Pathway now gives a clear route for development for swimmers aged from 11 years to international level.

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Zagreb Overseas Camp and Competition 2017

Zagreb Overseas Camp and Competition 2017

Posted by Swim England South West on August 8th 2017

Swim England South West Oversees Camp and Competition – Zagreb Croatia - July 6th – 10th 2017 The camp was a mixture of education, training and competition with the aim of exposing developing athletes to the expectations and strategies required at international level.

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New Website

New Website

Posted by Swim England South West on August 7th 2017

Welcome to our new website.

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