Archive for 2019

World Para Swimming Championship

World Para Swimming Championship

Posted by Swim England South West on September 17th 2019

The World Para Swimming Allianz Championships took place the 9th – 15th September, which was not only the World Championships but also a key qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The event was held at the London Aquatics Centre, which saw 600 swimmers from around 60 different countries compete across various events.

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22/09/2019 Regional Relay Event - CANCELLED

22/09/2019 Regional Relay Event - CANCELLED

Posted by Swim England South West on September 13th 2019

The Regional Relay Event due to take place on 22/09/2019 at Millfield, has been cancelled.

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Half Term Swim Clinics - Bournemouth Collegiate School.

Half Term Swim Clinics - Bournemouth Collegiate School.

Posted by Swim England South West on September 9th 2019

Bournemouth Collegiate School would like to invite swimmers who are excelling in their swimming lessons or who are part of a club and looking to develop their skills to our October half term swim clinics.

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Regional Award Winners

Regional Award Winners

Posted by Swim England South West on September 5th 2019

The Region recently chose award winners for the 2018/19 year. Please see below our list of award winners. Congratulations to all our award winners, most of them will recieve their awards at the ACM being held on 8th September at the Holiday Inn, Taunton. However, those who are unable to attend will recieve their awards at a more local basis.

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Strength and Conditioning Workshop

Strength and Conditioning Workshop

Posted by Swim England South West on September 5th 2019

The region are offering a Strength and Conditioning Workshop for Coaches of Age Group and Youth Swimmers in October and November at Millfield.

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Final Call Up for Officials 2019

Final Call Up for Officials 2019

Posted by Swim England South West on September 4th 2019

Thank you for supporting SWR / ESSA events in 2019. Your continued support is required to ensure standards are maintained for the remainder of the year. As we are approaching the last few months of 2019, there are still events which we need Officials and Volunteers for.

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Observing on the National Development Programme

Observing on the National Development Programme

Posted by Swim England South West on September 4th 2019

There is an opportunity for coaches to observe on the National Development Programme. The South West camps will be held at Millfield and Marlborough.

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Free Taster Day Announced for Team Bath  AS

Free Taster Day Announced for Team Bath AS

Posted by Swim England South West on September 4th 2019

Saturday 14 September is the next chance for young swimmers from the Bath area to come along to a Free Taster Session to try out for Team Bath AS’s Academy Swimming Program. Team Bath AS Academy Swimming is a uniquely placed development program that offers swimmers the opportunity to advance competitive swimming skills and increase overall fitness in a local community club environment.

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Team Bath AS and Millfield Announcement

Team Bath AS and Millfield Announcement

Posted by Swim England South West on September 4th 2019

Team Bath AS and Millfield School will begin a new partnership this season that will see the teams running joint Open Meets for the foreseeable future. Together the two teams will be hosting a series of Open Meets providing a focused program that gives competition opportunities for swimmers at key times of the year and within essential qualification windows.

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September Volunteer of the Month

September Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on September 1st 2019

Congratulations to Angharad Laraman who is our September Volunteer of the Month.

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Nutrition Workshop for Coaches

Nutrition Workshop for Coaches

Posted by Swim England South West on August 28th 2019

The Region will be running a Nutrition workshop which is aimed towards mainly Level 2 coaches who coach age group swimmers.

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Welfare Officer Development Day

Welfare Officer Development Day

Posted by Swim England South West on August 27th 2019

The Region ran a Welfare Officer Development day in July. Please click here to find the relevant resources.

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Regional Representation at Home Nation Meets

Regional Representation at Home Nation Meets

Posted by Swim England South West on August 19th 2019

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.

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Diving National Skills Finals

Diving National Skills Finals

Posted by Swim England South West on August 19th 2019

The National Skills in Plymouth took place on 6/7th July, with a total of 255 entrants from as far away as Dubai! We had participants from all around Great Britain such as Dublin, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Aberdare.

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Teaching and Coaching Register Submissions

Teaching and Coaching Register Submissions

Posted by Swim England South West on August 19th 2019

Earlier this year, Swim England launched the Coaching and Teaching register. After our analysis, we have noticed that some club submissions show that some teachers and coaches either have no DBS check registered or have one which is more than 3 years old, therefore may not be compliant with Swim England’s Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures, Wavepower.

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Event Cancelled: Regional Open Water Championships

Event Cancelled: Regional Open Water Championships

Posted by Swim England South West on August 19th 2019

Regrettably the Open Water Committee has taken the decision to cancel the Regional Open Water Championships for this year.

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Dursley Dolphins are looking for a new Head Coach

Dursley Dolphins are looking for a new Head Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on August 12th 2019

An exciting opportunity has risen for a new part time head coach to join Dursley Dolphins swimming club. We are a small and friendly swimming club with big aspirations. We compete in Cotswold League galas, open meets in the region, and county competitions.

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2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Posted by Swim England South West on August 8th 2019

The Region are pleased to present their 2018 Annual Report.

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Team Bath AS Pre-Season Clinics

Team Bath AS Pre-Season Clinics

Posted by Swim England South West on August 6th 2019

Team Bath AS are advertising a series of pre-season clinics for competitive swimmers over four days in August (24th to 28th), at the University of Bath, giving 9-16 year old swimmers the change to hone skills, technique and technical knowledge in time for the 2019/2020 season. Swimmers can opt for them all or choose individual clinics to attend.

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Launch of the Volunteer Coordinator Network Support Package

Launch of the Volunteer Coordinator Network Support Package

Posted by Swim England South West on July 26th 2019

Calling all club/county Volunteer Coordinators (or interested volunteers)! you are invited to attend the South West Launch of the Volunteer Network Support Package and Development Morning for Volunteer Coordinators (or volunteers who are interested to find out more about the new programme.

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Regional Workshops Coming Up

Regional Workshops Coming Up

Posted by Swim England South West on July 24th 2019

The Region are putting on a number of workshops in the Wellington Office over the next couple of months.

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Call for applications from new Water Polo Officials

Call for applications from new Water Polo Officials

Posted by Swim England South West on July 23rd 2019

Swim England invite applications from new Officials to boost water polo structure, they are committing to recruiting and supporting water polo volunteers and is inviting applications to help shape the structure of officiating. The Swim England Water Polo Management Group recognises the need to deliver clearly structured qualifications, meaningful officiating experiences and continuing development opportunities.

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SW Regional Development Support Officer Vacancy

SW Regional Development Support Officer Vacancy

Posted by Swim England South West on July 12th 2019

The South West are looking for a Regional Development Support Officer to join our team on a maternity cover basis.

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Updated information for Swimmers attending the Midlands Open Water Festival

Updated information for Swimmers attending the Midlands Open Water Festival

Posted by Swim England South West on July 3rd 2019

Please find an updated programme and timings for the Open Water Festival. Please be aware that although registration opens from 8 am you need to be registered and marked up before your briefing – please ensure you leave enough time for this but you do not need to arrive for 8 am if you are later in the day.

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July Volunteer of the Month

July Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on July 1st 2019

Congratulations to Joseph O'Keefe who is our July Volunteer of the Month.

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Regional Open Water Championships 2019 - Postponed

Regional Open Water Championships 2019 - Postponed

Posted by Swim England South West on June 28th 2019

It is with regret that the Regional Open Water committee have made the decision to postpone the Regional Open Water Championships which were due to take place on Saturday 6th July 2019.

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Changes to Summer Championships 2020

Changes to Summer Championships 2020

Posted by Swim England South West on June 27th 2019

Due to the 2020 May Bank Holiday moving to Friday 8th May we have had to change the dates of some of our summer Championships.

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Volunteer Coordinators

Volunteer Coordinators

Posted by Swim England South West on June 26th 2019

As part of the Swim England approach to recruiting, training and recognising volunteers, we are encouraging clubs to adopt the volunteer coordinator model. A volunteer coordinator is essentially the people manager of your club. They act as the main point of contact for all club volunteers and provide a key support role to clubs in the management and development of its volunteers.

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New Open Water Coaching Guidance from Swim England

New Open Water Coaching Guidance from Swim England

Posted by Swim England South West on June 26th 2019

With the increase in open water swimming in the country we would like to encourage more clubs to support participation in open water. It’s important to make sure coaches have the right knowledge and experience to do this safely with the same level of professionalism that is achieved in a pool environment.

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Coach Development Opportunities at Regional Camps 2019

Coach Development Opportunities at Regional Camps 2019

Posted by Swim England South West on June 17th 2019

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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Regional Overseas Meet 2020

Regional Overseas Meet 2020

Posted by Swim England South West on June 13th 2019

Swim England South West will be selecting a team to race at an overseas meet in the early part of 2020. We are in the process of identifying an appropriate meet in Europe. The dates we are looking at are either the last weekend in January or the first two weekends of February.

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Senior Coach Programme 2019 - Applications now open

Senior Coach Programme 2019 - Applications now open

Posted by Swim England South West on June 12th 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Swim England Senior Swimming Coach programme. This annual course develops the skills needed to plan, deliver and evaluate long-term competitive coaching programmes.

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Swim England National Awards and South West Region Awards 2019

Swim England National Awards and South West Region Awards 2019

Posted by Swim England South West on June 11th 2019

Swim England has released details of its National Awards 2019. As in the two previous years Swim England South West will be recognising the achievements of its clubs and volunteers by mirroring the 9 National Award Categories.

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SUMMER SKILLS CAMP GB SWIMMER ANNOUNCED

SUMMER SKILLS CAMP GB SWIMMER ANNOUNCED

Posted by Swim England South West on June 5th 2019

We have secured the Olympic Medalist and World Champion James Guy to attend our Summer Skills Camp

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June Volunteer of the Month

June Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on June 1st 2019

Congratulations to Alex Towells who is our June Volunteer of the Month.

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Diving National Skills Finals 2019

Diving National Skills Finals 2019

Posted by Swim England South West on May 24th 2019

It is with great pleasure that we invite you and your divers to Plymouth Life Centre to compete in the 2019 Swim England National Skills Finals, hosted by Swim England South West Region.

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Dawlish SC 2nd Annual Firecracker 2019

Dawlish SC 2nd Annual Firecracker 2019

Posted by Swim England South West on May 23rd 2019

Dawlish Swimming Club present their 2nd Annual Firecracker meet which will take place on 26th-27th October 2019.

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Team Bath AS Level 1 Meet

Team Bath AS Level 1 Meet

Posted by Swim England South West on May 22nd 2019

A Level 1 meet to be held at the end of June, with a Heats and Finals format to help swimmers prepare for Nationals in the summer.

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Senior Coach Programme 2019

Senior Coach Programme 2019

Posted by Swim England South West on May 20th 2019

The Senior Coach programme will start in September 2019. The Application process will open from the 10th June 2019 for 7 weeks, closing on the 4th August 2019.

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Team Bath AS Academy Taster Day

Team Bath AS Academy Taster Day

Posted by Swim England South West on May 10th 2019

Take your swimming to the next level at the Team Bath AS Academy Swimming Taster Day Saturday 8th June, at the University of Bath 50m Pool.

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Regional Age Group Championships Parent Talks

Regional Age Group Championships Parent Talks

Posted by Swim England South West on May 9th 2019

REGIONAL PARENTS TALKS We will be holding two parent talks this weekend at Age Group Championships. Both of these talks will be held in the Studio next to the balcony doors

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Timings for Age Group Championships at Hengrove and Millfield

Timings for Age Group Championships at Hengrove and Millfield

Posted by Swim England South West on May 8th 2019

The timings have now been set for the Age Group Championships at Hengrove and Millfield.

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May Volunteer of the Month

May Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on May 1st 2019

Congratulations to Claire Abbott who is our May Volunteer of the Month.

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Timings for Youth Championships at Plymouth Life Centre

Timings for Youth Championships at Plymouth Life Centre

Posted by Swim England South West on April 30th 2019

The timings have now been set for the Youth Championships at Plymouth.

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Request for Licensed Officials

Request for Licensed Officials

Posted by Swim England South West on April 18th 2019

For the Region to run successful licensed events we require licensed Officials to attend all of our Regional competitions. We are currently seeking Officials for all of our licensed events this year.

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#MinorityChallenge

#MinorityChallenge

Posted by Swim England South West on April 17th 2019

Come along and try out Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo with GB coaches

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Swim England Synchro Display

Swim England Synchro Display

Posted by Swim England South West on April 16th 2019

Come and support your National Team athletes See the Junior Team, Age Group Team, solo and duet and Development Team

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Regional Management Board Chairman Vacancy

Regional Management Board Chairman Vacancy

Posted by Swim England South West on April 16th 2019

Due to the impending retirement of the current Chairman, the South West Region of Swim England are seeking applications from suitably experienced individuals interested in the strategic role of Chairman of the Regional Management Board.

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Do you have what it takes to be the next Lead or Assistant Team Manager for the South West?

Do you have what it takes to be the next Lead or Assistant Team Manager for the South West?

Posted by Swim England South West on April 8th 2019

The South West are inviting experienced Team Managers to apply for the roles of Lead Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager on the pathway programme which will be running this year.

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South West Summer Skills Camp Now Open For Booking!

South West Summer Skills Camp Now Open For Booking!

Posted by Swim England South West on April 1st 2019

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Win a £100 Voucher by Signing Up to Easyfundraising to Save Money for your club!

Win a £100 Voucher by Signing Up to Easyfundraising to Save Money for your club!

Posted by Swim England South West on April 1st 2019

To help your club raise even more, easyfundraising are running an exclusive competition with Swim England! To be in with a chance of winning a £100 voucher, register your aquatics club OR raise a donation with easyfundraising between 20th March and 21st April.

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Wiltshire Boys Represent the South West at the Junior National Para Championships! 

Wiltshire Boys Represent the South West at the Junior National Para Championships! 

Posted by Swim England South West on April 1st 2019

The three Wiltshire para boys were at it again at the National championships held in Liverpool over the weekend 2/3 March. Matthew Davies from Clear Water Congers and Ethan Dent and Aiden Stanbrook from Durrington Otters all travelled to Liverpool to attend the Championships and between them came away with an impressive 2 Bronze Medals, three Silver Medals and a Gold Medal. 

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Team Bath AS Raise the Roof for Comic Relief

Team Bath AS Raise the Roof for Comic Relief

Posted by Swim England South West on April 1st 2019

Team Bath AS raised over £700 for Comic Relief on Friday as swimmers, coaches and parents came together in the ‘Bags of Fun’ Relay event for Red Nose Day. Four teams headed by coaches, Chris Alderton, Mike Mukelt, Liam Willcox and former GB swimmer and TM Tilly Gray went head to head in a tactically challenging race that involved racing with mystery items extracted from the Bags of Fun just before the whistle. Team Mike won the day, with the Team Bath AS Strength and Conditioning Coach swimming his final victorious length with a large inflatable crocodile. Click here to read the full story on our website.

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April Volunteer of the Month

April Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on April 1st 2019

Congratulations to Shaza Lee who is our April Volunteer of the Month.

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Coaching and Teaching Register

Coaching and Teaching Register

Posted by Swim England South West on March 29th 2019

Following the launch of the Coaching and Teaching Register, Swim England now has more than 3,500 coaches and teachers registered. Swim England is keen to strengthen relationships with our clubs and workforce and the register will provide us with an effective platform to do so, via improved communications and support.

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Details for the Funeral of Gordon Smart

Details for the Funeral of Gordon Smart

Posted by Swim England South West on March 21st 2019

Details for the Funeral of Gordon Smart have been released.

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Some Sad News in the Region

Some Sad News in the Region

Posted by Swim England South West on March 14th 2019

It is with sadness we have to inform you of the passing of Gordon Smart a former Western Counties ASA president and ASA national award winner, who has died after a short illness. He was 84.

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South West Diving Drake Trophy

South West Diving Drake Trophy

Posted by Swim England South West on March 5th 2019

This year will see the 3RD DRAKE TROPHY – an event with many options for local diving teams. It is envisaged that teams can bring different levels of divers to the same event and share the competitive experience.

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March Volunteer of the Month

March Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on March 1st 2019

Congratulations to Erica Godfrey who is our March Volunteer of the Month.

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First Team Bath AS Development Clinic is a Sell Out!

First Team Bath AS Development Clinic is a Sell Out!

Posted by Swim England South West on February 27th 2019

The first Team Bath AS Age Group Development Clinic held on Sunday 24 February was a complete Sell Out with swimmers from 10 Clubs across Somerset and Wiltshire coming together to enhance training with a unique Program designed to benefit both swimmers and parents.

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Under 18 Boys Inter Regions 2019

Under 18 Boys Inter Regions 2019

Posted by Swim England South West on February 25th 2019

The South West Boys U18 team were drawn in group B of Div 2 with Scotland and East Midlands. The team had to finish in the top two of the group to reach the semi final stage but actually came out on top of the group.

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SW Water Polo Academy Call for Players

SW Water Polo Academy Call for Players

Posted by Swim England South West on February 14th 2019

As you may be aware the next SW academy session at Millfield is on Saturday 2nd March 5pm start.

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Bookings now Open for the Regional Coach Conference 2019 - Coaching Generation Z

Bookings now Open for the Regional Coach Conference 2019 - Coaching Generation Z

Posted by Swim England South West on February 6th 2019

The Regional Coach Conference - Coaching Generation Z will take place on Sunday 17th March at the Holiday Inn Taunton. Throughout the day there will be workshops on the Optimal Athlete Development Framework, Club Awards, Talent Across the Ages, Growth and Development of Age Group swimmers with motor learning skills and planning considerations.

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Durrington Otters Swimming Club are Seeking a Head Coach

Durrington Otters Swimming Club are Seeking a Head Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on February 6th 2019

This is an exciting opportunity for a level two or three qualified swim coach to join Durrington Swimming clubs dedicated coaching team. Based near Salisbury, Durrington Otters are a motivated and positive swimming club consisting of 48 swimmers from ASA level 6 through to regional competitors. The SwimMark accredited club train four evenings a week in a four lane pool.

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February Volunteer of the Month

February Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on February 1st 2019

Congratulations to Lisa Osman who is our February Volunteer of the Month.

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Gloucester City Swimming club is seeking to recruit a Swim Coach

Gloucester City Swimming club is seeking to recruit a Swim Coach

Posted by Swim England South West on January 31st 2019

Gloucester City Swimming club is seeking to recruit a swim coach to lead its Swim Skills and Club program, and strengthen the overall coaching team.

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Swim England Coaching and Teaching Register launched

Swim England Coaching and Teaching Register launched

Posted by Swim England South West on January 31st 2019

The Swim England Coaching and Teaching Register is now live on the Online Membership System (OMS), this can be accessed from the ‘Club Admin’ tab.

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South West Boys U14 Inter Regionals Champions 2018

South West Boys U14 Inter Regionals Champions 2018

Posted by Swim England South West on January 30th 2019

The South West were placed in group A and won the group with 4 wins out of 4 with a very close match v London eventually winning that match 10-8 in a very tense hard fought game.

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South West U18 Girls - Inter regions Division 1 Champions 2019

South West U18 Girls - Inter regions Division 1 Champions 2019

Posted by Swim England South West on January 30th 2019

Following promotion to Division 1 two years ago the girls new they were in for a very competitive weekend of waterpolo. This proved to be an understatement.

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GLL Sport Foundation Applications Open

GLL Sport Foundation Applications Open

Posted by Swim England South West on January 29th 2019

In 2019, GLL – the UK’s largest charitable leisure social enterprise - is set to support more than three thousand athletes, through its athlete support programme, the GLL Sport Foundation. Applications open on 20th December 2018 and close 20th February 2019.

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Swim England are Celebrating 150 Years!

Swim England are Celebrating 150 Years!

Posted by Swim England South West on January 29th 2019

This year Swim England is celebrating 150 years as the national governing body for swimming in England.

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Request for Licensed Officials

Request for Licensed Officials

Posted by Swim England South West on January 23rd 2019

For the Region to run successful licensed events we require licensed Officials to attend all of our Regional competitions. We are currently seeking Officials for all of our licensed events this year.

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Informative Sessions at the Masters Development Day

Informative Sessions at the Masters Development Day

Posted by Swim England South West on January 22nd 2019

The South West Masters Development Day took place on 13th January at the University of Bath. The swimmers were able to make the most of the magnificent facilities in the Sports Training village as the programme consisted of two pool sessions, classroom sessions and yoga/strength and conditioning.

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Girls U14 SW Water Polo Team are Inter Regions Runners Up

Girls U14 SW Water Polo Team are Inter Regions Runners Up

Posted by Swim England South West on January 22nd 2019

The SW Under 14 Girls Water Polo team fought some tough competition and came out as runners up at the recent Inter-Regional Competition.  They made it through 4 matches winning two, drawing one and only losing one game. 

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Applications are now open for Regional Skills Coaches

Applications are now open for Regional Skills Coaches

Posted by Swim England South West on January 22nd 2019

Swim England South West Region invite coaches to express their interest in becoming one of our 2019 Skills Coaches. As a Skills Coach you will work alongside our Regional Head Coach at our camps for 12 year old swimmers and attend the Regional Coach Conference this March.

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National Junior Para Swimming Championships

National Junior Para Swimming Championships

Posted by Swim England South West on January 18th 2019

On the 2nd-3rd March the National Junior Para Swimming Championships will be held at Liverpool Aquatics Centre. It is organised by the Activity Alliance in partnership with Swim England.

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South West ESSA Team Selection

South West ESSA Team Selection

Posted by Swim England South West on January 15th 2019

The South West Team for the 67th Inter divisional National Schools' Swimming Championships has been selected. Congratulations to all those who have been selected.

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Swim England Sports Science and Medical Conference 2019

Swim England Sports Science and Medical Conference 2019

Posted by Swim England South West on January 15th 2019

Following a successful conference last year which discussed the female athlete Swim England are running another Sports Science and Medical conference this year in Nottingham.

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January Volunteer of the Month

January Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on January 1st 2019

Congratulations to Coleen Lewis who is our January Volunteer of the Month.

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