Archive for 2020

Open Water Championships 2020

Open Water Championships 2020

Posted by Swim England South West on March 26th 2020

It is with great regret that the South West Open Water Committee has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Open Water Championships.

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Criteria for land work at home during the Coronavirus outbreak

Criteria for land work at home during the Coronavirus outbreak

Posted by Swim England South West on March 25th 2020

The current situation is unprecedented and challenges us to find ways to keep our members active and training whilst respecting government guidance around social distancing etc. One clear opportunity is to undertake online delivery of activity from the coach to the athlete(s) either via live connection, recorded content or social media interaction.

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 Cancellations of the National Summer Meet

Cancellations of the National Summer Meet

Posted by Swim England South West on March 25th 2020

Swim England ‘reluctantly’ cancels the National Summer Meet due to coronavirus outbreak.

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Swim England - Support Package

Swim England - Support Package

Posted by Swim England South West on March 24th 2020

Swim England are planning on providing a support package going forwards during this period of time.

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Swim England/Institute of Swimming Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Swim England/Institute of Swimming Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Posted by Swim England South West on March 20th 2020

Swim England/Institute of Swimming Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

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Wavepower 2020 - 2023

Wavepower 2020 - 2023

Posted by Swim England South West on March 20th 2020

Swim England have released a new Wavepower document for 2020 - 2023

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Time To Listen delivery during the current Covid-19 pandemic

Time To Listen delivery during the current Covid-19 pandemic

Posted by Swim England South West on March 19th 2020

Following several queries about the future of the Time To Listen course in the light of government guidance around Covid-19. NSPCC have cancelled or postponed all our training for the foreseeable future

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Swim England clarifies reasoning over Coronavirus advice

Swim England clarifies reasoning over Coronavirus advice

Posted by Swim England South West on March 19th 2020

The chief executive of Swim England has clarified why clubs and swim schools have only been advised to cancel activities during the coronavirus outbreak rather than being told to stop.

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Qualifying window for the domestic summer meets update.

Qualifying window for the domestic summer meets update.

Posted by Swim England South West on March 18th 2020

Further to the British Swimming Communication yesterday (link) stating that British Swimming and the Home Nations have decided to suspend the published Qualifying Window dates and process with immediate effect, British Swimming are now in a position to provide further advice on the updated invited process for the summer meets.

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Update from Swim England regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Update from Swim England regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Posted by Swim England South West on March 18th 2020

On Tuesday 17th March Swim England updated their advice regarding guidance for members during this Coronavirus outbreak.

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Latest update from the South West Region

Latest update from the South West Region

Posted by Swim England South West on March 17th 2020

Swim England South West Regional update regarding Regional Events.

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Latest advice & guidelines for COVID - 19

Posted by Swim England South West on March 17th 2020

Swim England latest advice and guidlines for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) regarding events.

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City of Bristol Artistic Swimming recent success

City of Bristol Artistic Swimming recent success

Posted by Swim England South West on March 13th 2020

City of Bristol were victorious at the England Synchronised Swimming National Age Group Championships in Manchester winning 13/ 15 free team gold medal. As well as this, Great Britain’s artistic swimmers have proved they are ‘on the up’ after winning another silver medal at the FINA World Series in Paris.

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URGENT UPDATE - Coaches Conference

URGENT UPDATE - Coaches Conference

Posted by Swim England South West on March 13th 2020

Coaches Conference (14th March) has unfortunately been postponed. This is due to the current situation with the Covid - 19 and illness, a large proportion of the delivery team are unable to attend, hence we have had no alternative to postpone the conference until late May to mid June.

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Regional Swimming Champs 2020 Merchandise

Regional Swimming Champs 2020 Merchandise

Posted by Swim England South West on March 12th 2020

The Regional Swimming merchandise including t shits, hats and hoodies are now available to order online from our merchandise provider Swimpath.

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2018/2019 Regional President Swimathon Challenge

2018/2019 Regional President Swimathon Challenge

Posted by Swim England South West on March 12th 2020

The 2018/2019 Regional President Bob Holman is swimming 5km in Dorchester Leisure Centre on Sunday 29th March to raise money for Marie Curie and Cancer Research UK.

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Team Bath AS to Host Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course

Team Bath AS to Host Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course

Posted by Swim England South West on March 2nd 2020

Team Bath AS has organised a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course with UK Coaching (SportsCoach UK) presented by tutor Kevin West. It is at a reduced price.

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Swim England’s Value of Swimming Research

Swim England’s Value of Swimming Research

Posted by Swim England South West on March 2nd 2020

Do you love your club? Swim England are looking to build on their Value of Swimming research and gain more understanding around the social value of being part of a club. Find out more and complete the relevant survey to be in with a chance of winning some rewards, which will help secure more support and resources for your club - bit.ly/ValueOfClubSwimming

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

Posted by Swim England South West on February 28th 2020

Latest information regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Lisbon Success

Lisbon Success

Posted by Swim England South West on February 26th 2020

The Lisbon International meet proved to be an ideal competition for the Region’s 2020 overseas camp. The team won 18 medals altogether and brought home the Top Team Trophy.

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Another Successful Coaching Course from Team Bath AS

Another Successful Coaching Course from Team Bath AS

Posted by Swim England South West on February 11th 2020

While Somerset County Championships were in full swing, Team Bath AS was also helping Swim England South West and the Institute of Swimming run a Swim England Coaching Swimming Assistant course from it’s training base at the University of Bath.

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Swimming Committee Swimmer of the Year

Swimming Committee Swimmer of the Year

Posted by Swim England South West on February 11th 2020

The Swimming Committee have recently selected their Swimmer of the Year for the South West Region.

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Para Training Day - 23rd February

Para Training Day - 23rd February

Posted by Swim England South West on February 7th 2020

The Region will be holding a Para Training Day on 23rd February 2020 at Mount Kelly.

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Everyone Active - Sporting Champions

Everyone Active - Sporting Champions

Posted by Swim England South West on February 5th 2020

Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions provides funding and support for talented athletes from across the UK. Launched in 2016 and supported by one of the country’s most recognised sporting talents, Colin Jackson CBE, the scheme has already helped many athletes on their journey to become a national and international sporting success.

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Synchronised Swimming Judge Training Level 1

Synchronised Swimming Judge Training Level 1

Posted by Swim England South West on February 4th 2020

Swim England are holding Synchronised Swimming Judge Level 1 Training in Bristol on 29th February.

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Call for Officials for 2020 Regional Events

Call for Officials for 2020 Regional Events

Posted by Swim England South West on February 4th 2020

The South West Region are calling for Officials who can help with the 2020 Regional events.

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GLL Sport Foundation helps athletes go for gold in 2020

GLL Sport Foundation helps athletes go for gold in 2020

Posted by Swim England South West on February 3rd 2020

Ahead of a huge year of UK and World sport in 2020, the next generation of title-chasing aquatic athletes can apply for support in going for gold in the big events next year, thanks to the GLL Sport Foundation, the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme.

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February Volunteer of the Month

February Volunteer of the Month

Posted by Swim England South West on February 1st 2020

Congratulations to Neil Harper & Paul Sartain who is our February Volunteer of the Month.

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Regional Safeguarding Workshop

Regional Safeguarding Workshop

Posted by Swim England South West on January 29th 2020

The Region will be running a Safeguarding Workshop on 29th February at the Regional Offices, Wellington.

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3 South West Swimming Coaches selected for the UK Coaching Programme

3 South West Swimming Coaches selected for the UK Coaching Programme

Posted by Swim England South West on January 28th 2020

A record number of seven swimming coaches have been selected for UK Coaching’s Performance Foundation Coach Support Programme. Three of these are from the South West Region; Greg King – Lamb (Mount Kelly), Rachel Aldington (Millfield) and Roberto Pavoni (Plymouth Leander).

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Water Polo Coach selected for the UK Coaching Programme

Water Polo Coach selected for the UK Coaching Programme

Posted by Swim England South West on January 28th 2020

Simon Tomlinson says he hopes to fulfil his ‘passion’ for water polo after being selected for UK Coaching’s Performance Foundation Coach Support Programme. After enjoying a successful playing career at national and international level, Simon turned to coaching when his two daughters joined Taunton Deane.

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Launch of the J1 Officials Online Training

Launch of the J1 Officials Online Training

Posted by Swim England South West on January 27th 2020

Exciting news, the Officials J1 online training is launched today - 27th January. There are two SW documents one aimed at our referees and officials coordinators and the other for prospective candidates on how to access a SW funded voucher. To find these documents, please go to Clubs/Training/Judge 1 New Process or click below.

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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 23rd 2020

The South West Region would like to invite coaches to express their interest in becoming one of our 2020 Skills Coaches.

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Swim England Fund Team Bath AS Talent ID Day

Swim England Fund Team Bath AS Talent ID Day

Posted by Swim England South West on January 22nd 2020

Team Bath AS has been awarded funding from the Swim England to run a Talent ID program for swimmers in the Bath Area.

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Bookings now Open for the 2020 Regional Coaches Conference

Bookings now Open for the 2020 Regional Coaches Conference

Posted by Swim England South West on January 22nd 2020

The Region will be running their annual Coaches Conference 14th March 2020 at the Holiday Inn in Taunton. The day will include various workshops about the Optimal Athlete Development Framework, Club Awards, Developing the Characteristics of a Future Performance Person, Athlete Transition through the Daily Training Environment Pathway, Getting Better, Better and will include a Coaches Corner.

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