Entries by Sarah Small

New Level 2 Swimming Teaching Qualification Announced

Last month, Swim England announced their new qualification for teachers delivering pre-school swimming. The Level 2 Teaching Pre-School Swimming replaces the existing Award in Coaching Aquatic Pre-fundamentals qualification, which expires at the end of March. Following the improvements made to the Swim England Pre-School Framework, the new qualification has been created to reflect the changes […]

British Swimming Discussion Paper

Each year British Swimming undertakes an analysis of the performance data from the British Summer Championships. This analysis is intended to unearth themes and trends that are starting to emerge. The have produced a discussion paper on their analysis of the ability of club swimmers to perform at their best at this key end of […]

Additional North East Swimmers and Coach Selected for England’s 2018 Commonwealth Games Swimming Team

Following the conclusion of the Swim England Winter Championship last month, the Commonwealth Games selectors met to nominate team England’s commonwealth Games Swimming team. Following the summer meets and phase 2 selection process, there were 17 spaces available. The following swimmers from the North East were nominated based on the phase 3 section of the […]

Fantastic 2017 European Short Course Championships Swims for Newcastle’s Emily Large

Last week, Newcastle Swim Team’s Emily Large travelled to Copenhagen to compete in the 2017 European Short Course Championships. The British squad at the Championships was made up of just nine with a mix of senior, experienced athletes and some younger developing swimmers looking to establish themselves in the senior ranks. The meet was used […]

Changes to Anti-Doping Prohibited List as of January 2018

The World Anti-Doping Agency  (WADA) have provided confirmation of the 2018 Prohibited list changes, which take effect on 1st January 2018. Information on these can be found within the following documents: World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List – Summary of Modifications (as of January 1st 2018) The World Anti-Doping Code International Standard Prohibited List as of […]

Swim England Strategy Weekend November 2017

During November 2017, Swim England held a strategy weekend where various departments gave presentations on their progress to date and their plans for 2018 onwards. The presentations from the weekend can be viewed here: Swim England 2017 Strategy Weekend Presentations.

Time to Listen Training – Important Update

We have recently been informed by Swim England about some updates to the Time to Listen training for Welfare Officers. They have confirmed that this can be considered “one off” training and there is no requirement to re-attend the course every 3 years as previously stated. If Welfare Officers wish to attend every 3 years […]