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Leah Pullen

At last! Information on officials’ courses. Firstly, where possible we intend to hold J2 and J2S courses on a face-to-face footing. We firmly believe that we can give you a better experience and impart or draw from you better information than is possible by zoom. I realise that, for many people this may be a problem and we will do our utmost to accommodate everybody who is interested in progressing to their next level. This may mean we will resort to zoom or a combination of a live course with...

Leah Pullen

Didn’t we have a lovely day the day we went to The Len Badcock Memorial Disability Meet. Yes, we did. The athletes, their coaches, carers and parents all agreed. Leah has received numerous emails saying how much they had enjoyed the meet and how much they had all got out of it. It was a happy and uplifting day. One swimmer, William Roberts, had such a good time that he has been able to send off the paperwork to claim a new European Record for 200m individual I/M. Fortunately, thanks...

Leah Pullen

Swim England advice on what can be done to reduce the risks of future incidents and offer useful resources to share with parents and guardians of SE members. What can clubs do? All clubs should review their changing room policy and provide a reminder to all parents, guardians and members about the use of mobile phones in changing rooms – and to align with Wavepower guidance. Should a club become aware or receive an allegation around possible taking or use of indecent images, then the matter should be referred immediately...

Leah Pullen

Swim England has updated its guidance on the minimum permissible swimming pool depth for racing entries to align with FINA recommendations. The minimum depth has increased from 0.9m to 1.35m following a health and safety review. The guidance issued by the national governing body is also now in line with the minimum permissible starting depth issued by FINA. For those undertaking racing entries below 1.5m depth, they will still be required to hold a competitive start award. Minimum depths for entry level activities for artistic swimming and water polo have...

Leah Pullen

Swim England is launching updates to two resources which will help to further improve inclusion within swimming. The national governing body’s ‘Certificate of Exception’ is the first of the two resources and is an update of the previously named ‘Certificate of Swimming Disability’. The certificate was initially created to enable disabled swimmers to participate in competition without being penalised for rule infractions beyond their control. This was particularly relevant to swimmers who could not, or did not, want to have a para-swimming classification. Whilst uptake was positive, it was recognised...

Leah Pullen

Congratulations to Isabella Hindley, a member of Brompton SC, on her selection for the English Commonwealth Games Team.

Week 1 - 29 & 30 January 2022 Day 1 - 29 January Full Results Day 2 - 30 January Full Results

A new date has been confirmed for the 2021 FINA World Aquatics Championships – to avoid a clash with the rearranged Olympic Games. The event was due to take place next year in Fukuoka, Japan, between 16 July and 1 August. But with the 2020 Olympic Games being postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis, the World Aquatics Championships have also been put back almost 12 months. The rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games are taking place between 23 July and 8 August 2021. FINA has now revealed the 2021 World...

Thousands of swimming competitions take place in England for kids and adults every year and most include swimmers with disabilities. Just get involved. To do so you’ll need to be a member of a swimming club for the majority of swimming competitions in England, and a Category 2 member for the highest three levels of competition. For most swimming competitions athletes are split into groups based on their age on 31 December that year. However, there are some competitions for which age groups are based on a swimmer’s age on...