Archive for 2018

Swim England is launching a Coaching and Teaching Register

Swim England is launching a Coaching and Teaching Register

Posted by Swim England South West on December 14th 2018

Swim England is launching a Coaching and Teaching Register in 2019 that will bring benefits to clubs, coaches, teachers and participants. From January to March 2019 all clubs will be required to provide basic information on all active coaches and teachers, regardless of qualification or discipline for inclusion on a new Swim England Coaching and Teaching Register. This includes paid and voluntary coaches and teachers.

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Tiverton SC complete their 'Pudsey Plunge'

Tiverton SC complete their 'Pudsey Plunge'

Posted by Swim England South West on December 11th 2018

Tiverton Swimming Club raised an amazing £440.00 for Children in Need at their “Pudsey Plunge” fundraising event.  Eighty Seven swimmers took part aged seven years upwards, including the Masters section of the club. 

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SW Synchro Coach is awarded the BBC's Unsung Hero Award 2018

SW Synchro Coach is awarded the BBC's Unsung Hero Award 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on December 10th 2018

Dedicated synchronised swimming coach Clair Murphy has been crowned BBC West’s Unsung Hero for 2018. Community midwife Clair, who has coached hundreds of youngsters at Calne Alpha Synchronised Swimming Club, in Wiltshire, over the last 25 years, will now attend the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Birmingham on Sunday 16 December.

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SW Open Water are seeking the help of a Coach

SW Open Water are seeking the help of a Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on December 5th 2018

The Regional Open Water Committee are seeking the help of an Open Water Coach or Coaches to become a member of the committee and take the lead in the development of Open Water swimmers and coaches in the Region.

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SW Para Regional Training

SW Para Regional Training

Posted by Swim England South West on December 4th 2018

The SW Disability Para Committee in conjunction with Swim England Para Swimming Team have organised a regional training event incorporating a classification sign off along with a Talent Identification session at Plymouth Life Centre on Saturday 26th January 2019.

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December Volunteer of the Month

December Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on December 3rd 2018

Congratulations to Sarah Pullan who is our December Volunteer of the Month.

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Congratulations to our SW Young Volunteer of the Year 2018 Lily Thorpe

Congratulations to our SW Young Volunteer of the Year 2018 Lily Thorpe

Posted by Swim England South West on November 21st 2018

Lily Thorpe was recently awarded the trophy for the Young Volunteer of the Year. She is a member of Caradon SC and as well as being a competitive swimmer she also volunteers at events as an official and assistant on poolside for the past year.

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A Sad Note from Dorset County ASA

Posted by Swim England South West on November 20th 2018

It with great sadness I have been asked to let you know that Celia Bell passed away on 8 November after a stay in hospital . Our thoughts are with her son Andy and family at this very difficult time.

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Synchro Multi Regional Competition 2018

Synchro Multi Regional Competition 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on November 20th 2018

The Synchro Multi Regional competition was run by London this year and took place at K2 Pool Crawley, Sussex.

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Would your aquatics club like to WIN swimming goodies worth £100? You can with easyfundraising! #FundraisingGoals

Would your aquatics club like to WIN swimming goodies worth £100? You can with easyfundraising! #FundraisingGoals

Posted by Swim England South West on November 20th 2018

We want everyone to smash their #FundraisingGoals which is why EasyFundraising are setting aquatics clubs an exciting challenge, just in time for the festive shopping season!

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2019 Regional Competitions

2019 Regional Competitions

Posted by Swim England South West on November 8th 2018

We are pleased to announce that the meet information for the 2019 Regionally organised competitions is now available.

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Swim England Swimming Talent Invite Coaches to Attend and Observe

Swim England Swimming Talent Invite Coaches to Attend and Observe

Posted by Swim England South West on November 6th 2018

The Swimming Talent Team would like to invite coaches to attend the National Development Camps to observe practical sessions and workshops.

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Regional Masters Development Day 2019

Regional Masters Development Day 2019

Posted by Swim England South West on November 5th 2018

The annual Masters Development Day will be returning again in 2019, running on Sunday 13th January at the University of Bath. Topics include designing your training, using psychological skills and an introduction to open water swimming, there will also be two pool sessions, a Q&A session and a Yoga strength and conditioning class.

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Team Bath AS Safeguarding Workshop

Team Bath AS Safeguarding Workshop

Posted by Swim England South West on November 1st 2018

Team Bath AS have organised a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course with UK Coaching (SportsCoach UK) presented by tutor Steve Boocock. It is at a reduced price compared to those provided by the County Sports Partnerships Date: Saturday 24th November Time: Arrive 9.30am for a start time of 9.45am, finish 12.45pm (3 hours) Venue: Lecture Room, Sports Training Village Address: University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY

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November Volunteer of the Month

November Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on November 1st 2018

Congratulations to Sarah Coleman who is our November Volunteer of the Month.

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Successful Second Pathway Camp

Successful Second Pathway Camp

Posted by Swim England South West on October 29th 2018

Day two of the regional pathway programme 2018 was a great success with swimmers focusing on fundamental skills which are vital for each swimmer to achieve their true potential.

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Winter Championships Details

Winter Championships Details

Posted by Swim England South West on October 29th 2018

As Winter Championships rolls closer to us with the event happening this weekend (2nd, 3rd and 4th November 2018) please take the time to familiarise yourself with timings and information to help the event run smoothly this weekend.

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Volunteer Administrator Role Opportunity

Volunteer Administrator Role Opportunity

Posted by Swim England South West on October 12th 2018

The Home Countries Masters Swimming Management Group are looking for a volunteer administrator to be the central point of contact for information and communication for the group

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Masters Conference 2018

Masters Conference 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on October 12th 2018

The Masters Working Group would like to invite you to attend the free Masters Conference 2018 at Sport Park, Loughborough, on Saturday 10 November. The day will commence at 9.30am (with a 10am start to the conference) and will finish no later than 4pm.

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Regional Award Winners

Regional Award Winners

Posted by Swim England South West on October 11th 2018

Congratulations to the following Regional Award Winners: SW Coach of the Year - Barry Aldrick, Poole SC SW Service to Aquatics - Robin Brew, Mount Kelly SW Volunteer of the Year - Esther Rookes, Tavistock SC SW Young Volunteer of the Year - Lily Thorp, Caradon SC SW Club of the Year - Plymouth Leander SC

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Wells Swimming Club are Seeking a New Head Coach

Wells Swimming Club are Seeking a New Head Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on October 11th 2018

Job Type: Head Coach Qualifications: Level 2 Swimming Coach (Swim England Swimming Coach Certificate) Location: Wells, Somerset Employment: This role is part-time (approximately 10 hours coaching + 4 hours admin per week) and offered on a self-employed basis. Salary: Dependent on experience Closing date: 2nd November Our website: wellsswimmingclub.com For further information please contact Wells SC

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NxT Generation Home Nations Coaching Conference

NxT Generation Home Nations Coaching Conference

Posted by Swim England South West on October 8th 2018

Bookings are now being taken for a unique conference which will give swimming coaches across the country the chance to learn innovative techniques. The two-day NxT Generation Home Nations Coaching Conference takes place at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November.

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SW Synchro Novice Figures and Routine Report

SW Synchro Novice Figures and Routine Report

Posted by Swim England South West on October 4th 2018

On Sunday 30th September the Regional Synchro Novice Figures and Routines were held at the Plymouth Life Centre. This competition attracted 122 swimmers from 8 different clubs.

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Team Bath AS New Masters Programme

Team Bath AS New Masters Programme

Posted by Swim England South West on October 2nd 2018

Team Bath AS is launching a new training programme for Masters Swimmers starting in October. Specifically for competent adult swimmers (aged 18+) the Masters programme will provide up to two coached sessions in the Olympic-size 50m pool at the University of a Bath.

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Easy Fundraising - Show support and raise free donations every time you shop!

Easy Fundraising - Show support and raise free donations every time you shop!

Posted by Swim England South West on October 2nd 2018

Raise funds for your club when family, friends, coaches and club members shop online, with over 3,300 online retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Tesco, JUSTEAT and trainline. PLUS, if you register your club OR raise a donation before the 22nd October 2018 you could WIN £100 worth of swimming kit.

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South West Regional Vice Chair Role

South West Regional Vice Chair Role

Posted by Swim England South West on October 2nd 2018

Applications are invited from suitably experienced individuals interested in the role of Vice-Chairman of the Regional Management Board for the Swim England South West Region. This is a voluntary role for a four-year period. To ensure continuity the posts Regional Chairman and Regional Vice Chairman cannot be open for election at the same time, consequently the initial period of office will be for 2 years followed by another period of 4 years. The successful applicant will be expected to assist the Chairman of the Swim England Regional Management Board in matters delegated to him by the Chairman. He /she will be expected to deputise for the chairman in his/her absence.

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South West Regional Chair Vacancy

South West Regional Chair Vacancy

Posted by Swim England South West on October 2nd 2018

Applications are invited from suitably experienced individuals interested in the strategic role of Chairman of the Regional Management Board for the Swim England South West Region. This is a voluntary role for a four-year period . The successful applicant will be expected to provide leadership and direction to members of the Management Board and to members of the Swim England South West Region. He or she will manage staff directly employed by the Region.

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Coaching Para-Swimmers Seminar2018

Coaching Para-Swimmers Seminar2018

Posted by Swim England South West on September 24th 2018

Attached poster is advertising the upcoming CPD training session. Please note that the course fee is £15 per person including lunch – the region are part funding the course fees and the cost of lunch.

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Swim England Youth Advisory Panel Members Needed

Swim England Youth Advisory Panel Members Needed

Posted by Swim England South West on September 18th 2018

The Youth Advisory Panel is a group of young people aged between 16 and 25 years old. Collectively, they act as representatives for all young people involved in the sport of swimming, providing them with a voice. The Youth Advisory Panel meets up to 4 times per year, usually for a 4 hour meeting at a weekend, and typically in Loughborough at the Head Offices of Swim England. Meetings are led by the Youth Advisory Panel chair, who is supported by a vice chair, with both being elected from the Youth Advisory Panel membership, by their peers. In addition to attendance at meetings, there may be a small amount of work required between meetings, and some online surveys sent by Swim England to seek more immediate feedback on a particular topic. Youth Advisory Panel members’ expenses for travelling to and from meetings are covered by Swim England to ensure that these are accessible to all.

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Nutrition Workshop for Coaches

Nutrition Workshop for Coaches

Posted by Swim England South West on September 13th 2018

This Nutrition workshop is aimed towards mainly Level 2 coaches who coach age group swimmers. Topics include: Female vs Male nutrition Body composition Team camps and competitions

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South West Region Annual Report 2017

South West Region Annual Report 2017

Posted by Swim England South West on September 12th 2018

The Region is please to announce the arrival of the 2017 Annual Report.

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REGIONAL ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING 16.09.2018

Posted by Swim England South West on September 10th 2018

Please note invitations to the ACM have all been emailed out to all clubs, past presidents, disciplines and counties. If you have not received yours or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Regional Office. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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September Volunteer of the Month

September Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on September 1st 2018

Congratulations to Dave Beament who is our September Volunteer of the Month.

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Team Bath AS are looking for an Development Coach

Team Bath AS are looking for an Development Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on August 30th 2018

It’s an exciting time to join the Coaching Team at Team Bath AS and as our Development Coach. You will work under the direction of our Performance Swimming Head Coach to help shape the athletes of the future and develop our vision for the club.

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Weston Super Mare Swimming Club are looking for a Learn to Swim Coordinator

Weston Super Mare Swimming Club are looking for a Learn to Swim Coordinator

Posted by Swim England South West on August 15th 2018

Weston super Mare Swimming Club are looking to recruit an experienced Swim Teacher to fulfill the role of Learn to Swim Coordinator. This post holder will both run the administration of LTS in conjunction with the Membership Secretary and teach part time at our extremely successful and growing CLUB LTS programme.

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Water Polo Results

Water Polo Results

Posted by Swim England South West on August 9th 2018

Across June and July both the U16 boys and girls competed in Inter Regional Competitions at Millfield School and Liverpool.

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More Success at English Nationals

More Success at English Nationals

Posted by Swim England South West on August 9th 2018

The National Summer Meet (50m) 2018 is Swim England’s biggest domestic swimming event of the year. It takes place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield from 31 July – 4 August. The Summer Meet forms part of a swimming competition structure in Great Britain whereby the top ranked swimmers in each event are invited to compete at the British Swimming Summer Championships. The next ranked swimmers at English affiliated clubs – or those who have chosen to be ranked as an English swimmer – are invited to compete at the English Nationals. The rankings are on swimmers’ performances at level 1 meets between the qualification window, between 1 March and 28 May 2018.

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Regional Volunteer Development Day 2018

Regional Volunteer Development Day 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on August 7th 2018

Due to lack of bookings we have made the sad decision to cancel this event.

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South West Success at British Summer Championships

South West Success at British Summer Championships

Posted by Swim England South West on August 1st 2018

The 2018 British Summer Championships took place across six days at Ponds Forge in Sheffield from 24–29th July. The Championships continue to form part of a broader Performance Pathway Strategy aimed at increasing and supporting junior talent on the journey towards senior medal-winning performance, as well as offering more athletes across the home nations an opportunity to compete at one of the end of season events.

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Team Manager Module 1 at Weston Super Mare

Team Manager Module 1 at Weston Super Mare

Posted by Swim England South West on July 26th 2018

Weston Super Mare Swimming Club are hosing a Team Manager Module 1 workshop on Tuesday 4th September and invite clubs in the Region to attend.

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South West Success in Sofia

South West Success in Sofia

Posted by Swim England South West on July 24th 2018

A 30 strong team of swimmers traveled to Sofia in Bulgaria to participate in the Bulgarian National Championships. This competition ran from 27th June to 2nd July 2018. There was an impressive medal haul of 30 medals across the events. The Team was led by Jo John (Head Coach) and Lyn Rayment (Lead Team Manager) with support from Gregg King, Marc Williams, Ian Jones (Coaching Team) and Mark Crispin (Assistant Team Manager).

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Level 2 Coach Vacancy

Level 2 Coach Vacancy

Posted by Swim England South West on July 20th 2018

Wareham & District SC are looking for a Level 2 Coach to support their Head Coach across all Competitive Squads working towards taking the lead with a County Performance Squad.

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Updates for Clubs

Updates for Clubs

Posted by Swim England South West on July 16th 2018

Important information from Head Office with Regards to employment and consultancy contracts, new GDPR guideline documents and new Club Governance documents.

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Amendment to Members Forum Meeting

Amendment to Members Forum Meeting

Posted by Swim England South West on July 10th 2018

Due to there being another very important sporting event happening on the 11th July at 7.00pm and the fact that we have received a large number of apologies for the Members Forum meeting, it has been decided that we should postpone the meeting and reschedule. Therefore the revised date will be the 8th August 2018 commencing at 1830 hours.

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July Volunteer of the Month

July Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on July 1st 2018

Congratulations to Coral Waldock from Newton Abbot Swimming Club who is our July Volunteer of the Month.

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A sad note from Wilts County ASA

A sad note from Wilts County ASA

Posted by Swim England South West on June 29th 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Marilyn Evans died on Friday 22nd June 2018. Marilyn, or Bo as we all knew her, joined Chippenham ASC late in 1969 after being advised that her sons were good enough to join a swimming club. That was the start of 48 years of total commitment within the sport which benefitted thousands of children and poolside helpers.

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Regional Volunteer Development Day 2018

Regional Volunteer Development Day 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on June 28th 2018

When? Saturday 15th September, 945 am - 3 pm Where? Holiday Inn Taunton, Jct 25.  Whats happening? The Region are hosting a volunteer development day where they will be delivering key workshops during the course of the day.

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Team Bath AS Early Season L3 Sprint Meet

Team Bath AS Early Season L3 Sprint Meet

Posted by Swim England South West on June 28th 2018

Entries are open for the Team Bath AS Early Season L3 Sprint Meet - 50m & 100m swims in all strokes plus 100IM at Horfield Leisure Centre on Saturday 8th September.

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The Sports Operations Committee are seeking Skill Based Members

The Sports Operations Committee are seeking Skill Based Members

Posted by Swim England South West on June 28th 2018

Are you passionate about our sport and want to contribute to its future direction? Do you have knowledge and experience of the pathway from learn to swim to elite? Do you have broad experience of the club environment? Yes? Then we are currently in search of someone just like you to join the newly formed Sport Operations Committee.

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South West Volunteer Awards 2018

South West Volunteer Awards 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on June 27th 2018

The Volunteer Awards 2018 is an opportunity for your clubs and volunteers to be recognised by the Region through one of the following categories Young Volunteer of the Year Volunteer of the Year Club of the Year Coach of the Year Services to Aquatics

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Networking Training Opportunities

Networking Training Opportunities

Posted by Swim England South West on June 19th 2018

The North Gloucester Network (Tewkesbury, Gloucester City, Cirencester and Celtenham) delivered a successful Judge 1 course the tutor for this evening was Richard Flitton of Cheltenham Swimming Club.

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Some sad news from the Region

Posted by Swim England South West on June 12th 2018

It is with regret I have to inform you all of the passing of John Hamblett - John was a longstanding member of the Region. Funeral arrangements are as follows.

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South West Level 2 and Level 3 Competition incorporating the Walsall Trophy

South West Level 2 and Level 3 Competition incorporating the Walsall Trophy

Posted by Swim England South West on June 11th 2018

19th May 2018 Cheltenham Cheltenham were the deserved winners of this years Walsall Trophy synchro competition. Winning 4 of the Walsall Trophy events they came out top of 5 South West Clubs.

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A sad note from Dorset County ASA Update

A sad note from Dorset County ASA Update

Posted by Swim England South West on June 11th 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Jean Holland passed away on Monday 4 June 2018.

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Coach Development Opportunities

Coach Development Opportunities

Posted by Swim England South West on June 8th 2018

As a Region we are offering the opportunity for Coaches to attend the Regional Talent Camps as observers, through this process coaches will be able to watch pool sessions along with listening to talks by specialists in different areas.

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Swim England National Awards 2018

Swim England National Awards 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on June 7th 2018

The Swim England National Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate all the individual achievements and team successes of the past year.

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South West Team Selected for Bulgarian National Championships

South West Team Selected for Bulgarian National Championships

Posted by Swim England South West on June 7th 2018

The South West have selected the team of 30 swimmers to compete at the Bulgarian National Championships later this month.

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June Volunteer of the Month

June Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on June 1st 2018

Congratulations to Chris Metcalfe from Keynsham Swimming Club who is our June Volunteer of the Month.

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The South West School of Swimming Development present their Annual Residential Course

The South West School of Swimming Development present their Annual Residential Course

Posted by Swim England South West on May 29th 2018

Once again this year the South West School of Swimming Development are running their Annual Residential Course at Bryanston School in Dorset. This year the course will run from 12th to 18th August 2018 and is open to any swimmers hoping to improve their technique in swimming. Deadline has been extended to 14th June 2018

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Welcome to new City of Bristol Head Coach

Welcome to new City of Bristol Head Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on May 24th 2018

Lisa Atkinson, our Head Coach, has now started in her new role at CoB Aquatics and we're so glad to finally have her here with us. It's also a fresh start in a new city for Lisa and her family as they've made the massive move from Maxwell Swimming Club in Aylesbury to Bristol.

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Lyme Splash Water Polo Tournament

Lyme Splash Water Polo Tournament

Posted by Swim England South West on May 24th 2018

Lyme Splash Water Polo Championships are returning again this August for a second year running. Last years very successful event showcased a water polo tournament in an open water venue.

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Taster Day for New Team Bath AS Academy

Taster Day for New Team Bath AS Academy

Posted by Swim England South West on May 17th 2018

Saturday 26 May is the first chance for young swimmers from the Bath area to come along to Taster Sessions for Team Bath AS’s new Academy Swimming Program that is launching in June.

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Swimming Regional Championships Parents Talk

Swimming Regional Championships Parents Talk

Posted by Swim England South West on May 15th 2018

On the first weekend a talk was delivered on Nutrition followed by the Regional Swimming Parents talk on the second weekend of the Regional Championships. These talks were very well attended by many parents. The resources are available to download here.

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Open Water Swimming Development Course

Open Water Swimming Development Course

Posted by Swim England South West on May 14th 2018

There are still a few places available for the Region’s Open Water Swimming Development Course – Saturday May 26th (Wells Lesiure Centre) and Saturday June 5th (Vobster Quay Nr Frome).

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Weston Super Mare Open Water Development Series

Weston Super Mare Open Water Development Series

Posted by Swim England South West on May 8th 2018

Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club are excited to announce that we will hosting a Open Water Development Series to increase the profile of open water swimming by offering competitive opportunities which will develop the next generation of Open Water swimmers in Age, Youth and Masters swimming and Triathletes.

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Launceston Swimming Club Seek New Head Coach

Launceston Swimming Club Seek New Head Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on May 1st 2018

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

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May Volunteer of the Month

May Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on May 1st 2018

Congratulations to Norman Storey from Dawlish Swimming Club who is our May Volunteer of the Month.

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Katie Trist and Rob Harvey selected for the Police South West Water Polo team

Katie Trist and Rob Harvey selected for the Police South West Water Polo team

Posted by Swim England South West on April 26th 2018

Rob Harvey and Katie Trist from Newton Abbot's water polo section represented Devon and Cornwall this weekend at the 2018 Police Sport Championship in Liverpool.

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Newton Abbot Waterpolo Club Claims National Title

Newton Abbot Waterpolo Club Claims National Title

Posted by Swim England South West on April 26th 2018

Newton Abbot Under 17 girls’ Waterpolo team followed up last year’s Under 15s to win the 2018 National title. Newton Abbot defeated a strong London Otter side 9-6 to take the title in front of a full house at the Manchester Aquatic Centre last weekend. Otter, who beat the Devon side 2 years ago to take the under 15 title could not match the speed, power and superior technique of the Newton side.

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2018 Regional Open Water Championships

2018 Regional Open Water Championships

Posted by Swim England South West on April 23rd 2018

The Regional Open Water Championships will be held on Saturday 7th July at Preston Beach Weymouth, DT4 7SX.

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Open Water Swimmer Development Course

Open Water Swimmer Development Course

Posted by Swim England South West on April 11th 2018

A course to introduce swimmers into Open Water Swimming and to develop skills for participating in this growing discipline. A two day course – 26th May 2018 and 2nd June 2018

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April Volunteer of the Month

April Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on April 1st 2018

Congratulations to Emily Hurley from Taunton Deane Synchro who is our April Volunteer of the Month.

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Team Bath AS Dream Team Raised over £700 for Sport Relief

Team Bath AS Dream Team Raised over £700 for Sport Relief

Posted by Swim England South West on March 28th 2018

Team Bath AS raised the roof on Friday 23rd March as coaches, parents, swimmers, friends and families united to stage the Dream Team Relay to raise over £700 for Sport Relief.

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Health and Safety Guidance Update

Health and Safety Guidance Update

Posted by Swim England South West on March 28th 2018

The Health & Safety Executive have released an important updated version of HSG179 Managing Health & Safety in Swimming Pools.

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South West Strength and Conditioning Workshop for Coaches

South West Strength and Conditioning Workshop for Coaches

Posted by Swim England South West on March 26th 2018

Saturday 28th April 10am – 2pm at Millfield School Street. This Strength and Conditioning workshop is aimed towards mainly Level 2 coaches who coach age group swimmers.

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Coaching and Teaching Guidance for Clubs

Coaching and Teaching Guidance for Clubs

Posted by Swim England South West on March 20th 2018

It is vital for the future of our sport that participants are confident in the quality of activities offered by Swim England affiliated organisations. It is also very important that clubs, administrators, coaches and teachers have the peace of mind that they are covered by appropriate insurance.

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New Head Coach for City of Bristol

New Head Coach for City of Bristol

Posted by Swim England South West on March 20th 2018

Selection of Matt Puddy’s replacement is now complete, after twenty five coach’s Worldwide applied for the vacancy, a challenging selection process saw the original candidates reduced to three excellent coaches. The final phase of the process took place over the 8 and 9th March, it involved a one and half hour pool session and forty minutes formal presentation including a question and answer session. One candidate shone through the process and after a small discussion the selection panel have chosen our new Head Coach.

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Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on March 6th 2018

In February 2018 the teams representing England, Scotland and Wales for Swimming and Diving at the 2018 Commonwealth Games were announced. Within those teams there was a strong presence of SW athletes and support staff.

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Congratulations England Talent Team Call Up

Congratulations England Talent Team Call Up

Posted by Swim England South West on March 6th 2018

Congratulations to Zoe Dimond (14 years) and Grace Cruickshank (15 years) from City of Bristol Aquatics Club (Synchro) who have been selected to compete for the 2018 Synchronised Swimming England Talent Squad

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March Volunteer of the Month

March Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on March 1st 2018

Congratulations to John Bolton from Somerset County ASA who is our March Volunteer of the Month.

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SW Region Overseas Meet 2018

SW Region Overseas Meet 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on February 19th 2018

This year the Region will be sending a team of 30 swimmers to compete in Sofia at the Bulgarian National Championships.

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Swim England Water Polo Coaching Assistant Course

Swim England Water Polo Coaching Assistant Course

Posted by Swim England South West on February 13th 2018

The Institute of Swimming together with the South West Region have organised an Coaching Assistant (Water Polo) Blended Learning Course to be run at Hengrove Park Leisure Centre on 17th and 18th March 2018.

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Tiverton SC are seeking Volunteer Coaches and Swim Teachers

Tiverton SC are seeking Volunteer Coaches and Swim Teachers

Posted by Swim England South West on February 13th 2018

Tiverton SC are currently actively looking for volunteer coaches and swim teachers to join us in developing our swimmers pathway from Learn to swim to Masters squads

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Recipient of the Regional Masters Trophy

Recipient of the Regional Masters Trophy

Posted by Swim England South West on February 13th 2018

Many congratulations to Kalon Veale of Totnes SC in Devon, who has been awarded the Regional Masters Trophy for 2017.

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A note from Ann Reynolds - SW Synchro

Posted by Swim England South West on February 8th 2018

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Ann's Husband Brian Reynolds. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann and her family at this very sad time. David Flack, Chairman of Swim England South West.

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Cheddar Kingfishers are seeking a new Head Coach

Cheddar Kingfishers are seeking a new Head Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on February 7th 2018

Cheddar Kingfishers is a competitive swim club with a strong grass roots base in coaching skills in the heart of Somerset’s Mendip Hills. We are based At Kings Fitness & Leisure in Cheddar, Somerset. We have a five lane 25m pool with a panoramic view of the local school playing fields which are available for use in the Summer time for land training. Cheddar Kingfishers has five squads including a Masters squad which all compete in open meets; County and Regional Championships; plus local leagues (Cotswold League and Four Seasons) with some swimmers competing in Arena League for other clubs. Cheddar Kingfishers trains for 46 weeks of the year inline with the centres swim scheme. We currently have good working relationships with larger local clubs and hope to develop thus further.

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Water Polo - Under 18 girls Inter-Regional Championships 2018

Water Polo - Under 18 girls Inter-Regional Championships 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on February 1st 2018

Congratulations to the South West Girls who came 2nd in the Inter-Regional Championships which were held in Blackpool 20 27th and 29th January 2018. View the full report here.

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2018 National Age Group Open Water Championships

2018 National Age Group Open Water Championships

Posted by Swim England South West on February 1st 2018

The National Age Group Open Water Championships are to be held at Rother Valley Country Park on Monday 30th July 2018.

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2018 Regional Championships Programme UPDATE

2018 Regional Championships Programme UPDATE

Posted by Swim England South West on February 1st 2018

The Swim England South West Regional Championship programme of events and qualifying times have been agreed by the Region. Please find all details of Regional competitions here.

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World Championship 100 m Fly Gold medallist Graeme Milne TCSC

World Championship 100 m Fly Gold medallist Graeme Milne TCSC

Posted by Swim England South West on February 1st 2018

Interview and Bio of a World Champion. Graeme Milne travelled to Hungary, Budapest for the 17th FINA World Masters Swimming Championships held over 1 week from 14th August 2017 . He swam at the World Championships in a 50M pool with 3 other Cornish masters swimmers (Ali Phesse; CB&H, Mick Swift ;Caradon and Ben Proctor; Newquay) however, because events were held in different arenas , swimmers did not get an opportunity to support each other nor find out how each other did until the results were published.

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Annual Masters Short Course Meet

Annual Masters Short Course Meet

Posted by Swim England South West on February 1st 2018

To be held at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston Super Mare on 30th September 2018.

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February Volunteer of the Month

February Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on February 1st 2018

Congratulations to Beth Stannard from Wessex Diving Club who is our February Volunteer of the Month.

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New Officials Secretary for the Region

New Officials Secretary for the Region

Posted by Swim England South West on January 31st 2018

Nicky Vause has been appointed as the new Officials Secretary for the South West Region.

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England Talent Pathway Programme Conferences 2018

England Talent Pathway Programme Conferences 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on January 25th 2018

The South West Region and the Counties which is compromises of are delivering the National Pathway Programme again this year. As part of this there are two conferences which Coaches and Team Managers have the opportunity to attend. The County Conference is on Saturday 17th March 2018 and is aimed towards Level 1 coaches and Team Managers including those coaches and Team Managers who are delivering the County Pathway Programmes along with the Regional Team Managers delivering the Regional Pathway Programme. The Regional Coach Conference is on Saturday 23rd June 2018 and is aimed towards Level 2 coaches including those coaches who are delivering the Regional Pathway Programme.

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Team Manager Workshops

Team Manager Workshops

Posted by Swim England South West on January 24th 2018

The South West Region are organising both a Team Manager Module 1 - Local Competitions and a Team Manager Module 2 - Overnight stays and Travelling Abroad workshop. Team Manager training is designed to ensure any volunteers who are taking groups of athletes to competition or camps, locally or abroad, are fully equipped to do their role. There are no pre-requisites for the workshop, and it is recommended for anyone aged 16 or over, although it should be noted that an individual cannot take the role of a Team Manager fully until they turn 18.

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Swim England Sports Science and Medicine Conference 2018

Swim England Sports Science and Medicine Conference 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on January 23rd 2018

Swim England are excited to let you know that our annual Sports Science and Medicine Conference is back at the Link Hotel Loughborough on Sunday 11 March. This is your chance to learn, first hand, about female athletes and how they mature, adapt to stress and require different training methods to their male counterparts.

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Swim England South West  Present their Spring Regional Para-Swimming Development Meet

Swim England South West Present their Spring Regional Para-Swimming Development Meet

Posted by Swim England South West on January 23rd 2018

To be held on Sunday 11th March 2018 at Horfield Pool Bristol.

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Team Bath AS Safeguarding Course

Team Bath AS Safeguarding Course

Posted by Swim England South West on January 22nd 2018

Team Bath AS have organised a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course with UK Coaching (SportsCoach UK) presented by tutor Steve Boocock. It is at a reduced price compared to those provided by the County Sports Partnerships.

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Weston Super Mare Easter Open Meet

Weston Super Mare Easter Open Meet

Posted by Swim England South West on January 18th 2018

Come and join us at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre for a low level Open Meet, making it a great start to the School Easter Holiday break

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Presentation to the Swim England South West Coach of the Year

Presentation to the Swim England South West Coach of the Year

Posted by Swim England South West on January 18th 2018

On Sunday 14th January Sue Dors Presented John Spicer with his Coach of the Year Award. Congratulations John.

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Vacancy: City of Bristol Head Coach

Vacancy: City of Bristol Head Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on January 17th 2018

City of Bristol are looking to recruit a Head Coach.

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Applications for Regional Coaches and Team Managers

Applications for Regional Coaches and Team Managers

Posted by Swim England South West on January 17th 2018

ATTENTION to all coaches and Team Managers in the South West. We are recruiting for our Talent Pathway programme and welcome applications for Head Coach, Skills Coaches, Lead Team Manager and Assistant Team Managers.

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British Blind Sport 'See My Voice'

British Blind Sport 'See My Voice'

Posted by Swim England South West on January 12th 2018

See My Voice’ is a 3 year project encouraging young people (aged 11-18 years) with a visual impairment to find and access local sports volunteering roles delivering social action. With our support, we aim to provide our Young Leaders with fun and meaningful volunteering experiences that will develop invaluable leadership skills and increase confidence enhancing their future prospects. Our project officer will work with 35 young leaders annually. Throughout the project we will share project learning with our partners in order to shape their policy and increase accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities in sport for the future.

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Wesport is seeking new Trustees

Wesport is seeking new Trustees

Posted by Swim England South West on January 12th 2018

Wesport are now recruiting for new non-executive independent Trustees to join the Wesport Trust Board. The Trustees are responsible for the overall governance of Wesport and setting the strategic direction of the organisation.

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17th Royal Navy Open Masters Meet

17th Royal Navy Open Masters Meet

Posted by Swim England South West on January 12th 2018

The 17th Royal Navy Open Masters Meet will take place at Millfield School, Somerset on Sunday 4th March 2018. The event will be swum short course in the 8 lane 25m competition pool with full electronic timing. A second 25m will be available for use as a continuous warm-up/warm-down facility throughout the competition. Free parking will be available at the venue.

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Swimathon Swim Club Challenge

Swimathon Swim Club Challenge

Posted by Swim England South West on January 12th 2018

Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swim, returns once again in 2018. Over the years, Swimathon’s mission of uniting swimmers around challenges and fundraising has prompted more than 700,000 swimmers to take part at their local pool and raised more than £48 million for charitable causes. Swimathon 2018 will be returning for 2018 and will take place from Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29. This year, we are providing the opportunity for your Swim Club to showcase your training and compete together or against each other. On top of building team cohesion, you will be raising money for the joint charity partners of Swimathon 2018, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

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Clarification of Synchronised Swimming

Clarification of Synchronised Swimming

Posted by Swim England South West on January 11th 2018

At the FINA Congress in July 2017 it was announced that there would be a change of name for Synchronised Swimming to Artistic Swimming. The Region accepts this however will remain to operate under the name of Synchronised Swimming until Swim England implement the change nationally.

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Need help writing your club risk assessments?

Need help writing your club risk assessments?

Posted by Swim England South West on January 11th 2018

The South West Region have put together this handy guide to help clubs when conducting risk assessments. In the document you will find advice and guidance along with examples, templates and frequently asked questions.

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Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop

Posted by Swim England South West on January 10th 2018

We are organising a Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop for Aquatic clubs in the Region to be held at the Regional Office in Wellington.

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Team Bath AS Level 1 Long Course Open Meet

Team Bath AS Level 1 Long Course Open Meet

Posted by Swim England South West on January 8th 2018

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th February 2018 Hengrove Leisure Centre, Bristol

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Inter-Regional competition – U14 girls – 2/3rd Dec 2017

Inter-Regional competition – U14 girls – 2/3rd Dec 2017

Posted by Swim England South West on January 4th 2018

On the weekend of the 2nd/3rd of December South West under 14 girls traveled to Walsall to compete in the Inter-Regional Competition.

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Open Water Coaching Course 2018

Open Water Coaching Course 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on January 4th 2018

The Open Water qualification is aimed at those who want to acquire specialist knowledge in delivering open water swimming sessions, we are running two courses in 2018 in the South West Region.

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January Volunteer of the Month

January Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on January 2nd 2018

Congratulations to Ray Warren from Frome Swimming Club who is our January Volunteer of the Month.

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