Win Finals Tickets and get 10% off with Team GB to the British Championships

Team GB and British Swimming have partnered to offer 10% off spectator tickets and the chance to win one of two pairs of final tickets for the event taking place at the London Aquatics Centre Tuesday 2nd – Sunday 7th April 2024.

Win tickets to the British Swimming Championships

The British Swimming Championships are the next stop on the journey to Paris 2024 for our nation’s top swimmers – with six days of thrilling action taking place at the iconic London Aquatics Centre.

Fancy winning seats to the action?

Team GB and British Swimming are offering two lucky winners a set of two tickets each. By entering, you’re also in with the chance of winning a Team GB swim bag and towel.

Be part of the roar in the run-up to Paris 2024, and come see Britain’s stars of the pool go head-to-head.

Click here to enter the competition!

And there’s a runners up prize too! Another lucky fan will win a Team GB swimming bag & towel.

Competition closing date: 11:59am Monday 25th March 2024

Get 10% off Spectator Tickets and be part of the roar 🥇

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the excitement as Olympic Champions Adam Peaty, Anna Hopkin, Tom Dean and the East Regions’ very own Laura Stephens, along with many more take to the blocks across 2nd-7th April 2024 at the London Aquatics Centre.

You can guarantee your attendance by purchasing discounted tickets on the British Swimming website, using 10% off code TEAMGB.

Visit the British Swimming website here and secure your tickets to this historic event.

Shop to support the Team GB Athletes

The British Olympic Association (Team GB) is privately funded and all the income received goes back into supporting the team at the Olympic Games.

To explore the Team GB swimming merchandise range, visit their online shop by clicking here and remember

Help shape the future of the East Region!

With the Swim England East Region AGM taking place on Wednesday 24th April 2024 we are seeking applications for passionate and dedicated volunteers to join our Regional Operations Committee, and to be our President-Elect.

Three roles are available within the Regional Operations Committee, and applications are open for one individual to take on the role of President-Elect.

A role description for each role is available on request for your reference.

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles, please complete this nomination form and email it to [email protected] – the closing date for nominations is 23:59 on Sunday 24th March 2024.

Join our team as our new Regional Manager

This role is located in the East Region and will be managed by Swim England East Region. The contract will jointly be managed by the Region and Swim England.

Comprising of the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex (excluding those areas of Essex that are London Boroughs), Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Swim England East Region is one of eight regions in England. Regions form the middle of three tiers of national, regional and county swimming governance, each with specific areas of responsibility. The Region is managed at a strategic level by a Board of Directors, with the day-to-day responsibility for the aquatic disciplines lying with its volunteer managers and committees.

Swim England East Region works in partnership with Swim England to ensure that we have compatible strategies and development plans. The Region employs a small team of dedicated staff to ensure that our clubs, athletes, coaches and volunteers are able to access the support, training and education they need to reach their full potential. We are confident that by investing in development, swimming in the East Region will continue to improve, and that we will see more of our athletes succeeding on the national and international stage.

The Region also strives to provide a high standard of regional competitions for athletes from all disciplines. We see regional competition as the stepping-stone towards competing at a national and international level, and are committed to providing competitions that prepare athletes for progression to the next level.

Find out more about what it’s like to work with us and the Swim England family here and download a summary of our employee benefits here.

About The Role

Swim England East Region is seeking to appoint an experienced and self-motivated individual to take on the role of Regional Manager and to manage a team to deliver an effective development programme. The successful applicant will prioritise the requirements of the region and be responsible for leading and guiding the development and governance within the region.  Most importantly the role will be providing support and guidance for East Region clubs and their members.  This role will play an instrumental part in driving and increasing the membership within the membership in the region by ensuring effective, self-sustaining clubs are at the heart of the region’s development. The region is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers who will need guidance to maintain the plans and budgets in place.To succeed, the applicant will need to be results-driven, demonstrate an understanding of Governance, possess leadership qualities, and ideally have management experience.  Knowledge of the sector is essential.  You will also require skills in managing people as will have responsibility for other staff members.

Whilst the majority of the role falls within core working hours there will be an expectation of flexibility to meet the needs of the region and work some unsociable hours, including evenings and weekends.
To find out more about the role, download the full Job Description and Person Specification document.

About You

In order to be shortlisted for the next stage in the process you must demonstrate within your application how you meet the following essential criteria:
  • Experience of working with volunteers and clubs
  • Experience of managing and leading teams
  • Ability to manage and support staff and volunteers to gain the most from each individuals skills
  • Track record of excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience working with and understanding good governance
  • Experience working within a fast-paced environment with excellent time management skills
  • Experience of cultivating and maintaining stakeholder relationships
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Experience or an understanding of sport development and the aquatics landscape
  • Experience of project management, including funding requests
  • Track record of working within standard operating procedures with a systematic approach to problems
  • Living in or knowledge of the region
So if you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you.

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work in the UK to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working Visa to undertake employment. You must also be working within the UK to apply or be considered for this role, due to the public liability insurance Swim England holds.

Swim England East Region together with Swim England is committed to inclusion and embracing the spirit of all equalities legislation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from disabled people. We recognise that the diversity of our workforce is not reflective of today’s society and we are currently operating a pilot scheme whereby applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds can opt into our guaranteed interview scheme. Candidates that have opted into the scheme will be guaranteed an interview provided that they have demonstrated, within their application, that they meet the essential criteria for the role. When completing the application, applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to ‘Opt In’ to the scheme, by ticking the box.

Where possible, Swim England will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. If you would like any of the documentation in a different format or would like to apply in a different way please get in touch via [email protected]. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, in line with the Equality Act 2010. However, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

Swim England is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact [email protected]

To apply and download a job description please visit:–east-region.html

Please be aware that we use parsing software to extract key information from your CV, which you are able to review and edit within the application form. It is advisable to provide a simple text CV (i.e. no tables, images of text etc) to aid the transfer of information. Please review the information in your application form prior to submitting.
No Agencies Please

Swim England Sport Science and Medicine Conference 2024

Swim England Sport Science and Medicine Conference, 2024.

Places can now be booked for the Swim England Sport Science and Medicine Conference 2024.

This year’s conference will take place on Sunday 17 March at the Nottingham Eastwood Park Hotel between 9am and 4pm.

Aimed at sports science and sports medicine practitioners and coaches, the conference features eight speakers delivering presentations on a range of topics.

These include coaching the female athlete, transition from junior to senior, the physiological difference in male and female athletes, REDs and female nutrition and managing periods.

There will also be a presentation on the psychology of the female athlete.

The cost for the day is £60.

Fantastic speakers

Diane Elliot, Swim England sport and science medicine manager said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the Sport Science and Medicine Conference once again.

“We have some fantastic speakers lined up who are experts in their field and will share their broad depth of knowledge across a wide range of varied subjects.

“It promises to be an excellent day which I’m sure will be extremely valuable to all the delegates attending.”

Places for the conference can be booked by clicking here.

Bookings will close on Sunday 10 March but those interested in attending are advised to secure their spot as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a place.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


  • Date: Sunday 17 March 2024
  • Time: 9am-4pm
  • Location: Nottingham at Eastwood Park Hotel
  • Cost: £60


  • 9:15am-9.30am: Welcome and introduction
    Diane Elliot, Swim England sport and science medicine manager
  • 9.30am-10.15am: Coaching the female athlete – Ryan Livingstone
    Ryan has coached Olympic and world champions James Guy and Matt Richards and helped Emily Large move through the age group ranks to become a key member of the British team. He will explain his approach to coaching females and how this differs from coaching male athletes.
  • 10:15-11am: Transition from junior to senior (part one) – Dan Waddingham and Gemma Hathaway
    Daniel is the British Swimming strength and conditioning coach, based at the Para National Centre in Manchester. Previously, he was the lead athlete development coach at Millfield and worked part-time researching and exploring limiting factors to the transition from junior to senior swimming alongside Gemma. They will be presenting their findings and the framework they have developed at this conference. Gemma is the lead athlete development coach at Wycombe and District Swimming Club. She also works for Swim England and has developed the framework for the transition from junior to senior alongside Dan.
  • 11am-11:15am: Break
  • 11:15am-12pm: Physiological differences in male and female athletes – Craig Robertson
    Craig is currently completing his PhD in the hypoxic training effects in swimming. He is the lead physiologist at Swim England and currently leads the endurance programme, working alongside British Swimming. At the conference, he will be discussing differences in female to male physiology and how this applies to training.
  • 12pm-12:30pm: REDs and female nutrition – Josh Dyson
    Josh is the lead performance nutritionist at Swim England. He is delivering on specific female nutritional advice and how this differs to male requirements. He will cover the key points of relative energy deficiency in sports.
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm: Lunch
  • 1:15pm-2:15pm: Managing periods – Dr Natalie Brown
    Dr Brown is one of the leading physiologists and completed her PhD looking at the female menstrual cycle. She previously was the lead physiologist for Swim Wales prior to completing her PhD. She will deliver on the menstrual cycle in aquatic athletes at the conference.
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm: Transition from junior to senior (part two) – Dan Waddingham and Gemma Hathaway
  • 3:15pm-3:30pm: Break
  • 3:45pm-4pm: Psychology in the female athlete – Alex Stoyel
    Alex is Swim England’s lead performance psychologist and is currently working towards his PhD, studying the female performance and the psychological aspects that may limit their performance.
  • 4pm: Conference close

Passionate volunteers are invited to join the East Region Diving Leadership Group

The East Region Diving Leadership Group  (EDLG) are seeking to co-opt up to two specialist members to join the group and support the growth of Diving in the Region. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about diving and the development of the sport in the East Region, and who feel they have the time and ability to support the wider group and its goals moving into 2024 and the region’s new Strategy period.

To apply for this voluntary role, please provide a short-written statement explaining why you would like to be considered for this role, outlining any relevant experience that you have which would assist the EDLG in the delivery of its responsibilities as well as confirming which areas in particular you are interested in supporting.

Please specify your name, club and Swim England Membership number at the beginning of your statement and return your statement to Josh Devine (Regional Manager) at [email protected] by Monday the 27th of November, with the Subject marked as ‘Diving Leadership Group Application – Specialist Member’

Please note applications close at 23:59 on Monday 27th November, 2023

About the role:

The specialist member will be responsible for supporting the achievement of the EDLG’s aims, objectives and responsibilities (as detailed below). The specialist member will assist the Diving Manager, Operations Officer, Competitions Officer and Development Officer in executing their duties. The specialist member will assist the EDLG in planning and managing diving competitions and development activities within the region.

The specialist member/s will have the opportunity to get involved and support areas in which they have experience and are passionate about, whether this is organising development activities for coaches and/or athletes or helping to develop our volunteers and judges.

Purpose of the EDLG:

The purpose of the EDLG is to plan and manage an effective structure of Diving competitions, and to ensure effective development of Diving within the region in accordance with the Swim England East Region Strategy and Development Plan and compatible with Swim England structures.

Aims of the EDLG:

  1. To operate an annual programme of regional competitions in Diving, in line with Swim England agreements and approved plans and budgets
  2. To ensure appropriate structures are in place to support the development of Diving within the region
  3. To ensure that an appropriate workforce is in place to support the development of Diving
  4. To ensure that talented athletes are identified and supported to achieve their potential

Objective of the ELDG:

  1. To identify required developments to enable an effective athlete pathway to be in place throughout the region
  2. To run regional competitions for appropriate age groups
  3. To run regional development camps, as required and on a cost neutral basis, to support and identify talented athletes and coaches
  4. To identify workforce requirements for officials, coaches and other club personnel
  5. To develop officials, and other volunteers, to support the regional competition requirements


The Group will be responsible for:

  1. Producing an annual plan and budget to meet the objectives
  2. Submitting the annual plan and budget to the ROC for approval and to the Board for final agreement
  3. Implementing the agreed plan within the allocated budget, or agreeing any deviations with the Board
  4. Advising the Regional Development Manager of requirements for coach and club development, and education requirements, to enable the successful implementation of the plan
  5. All communications should be copied to the representative from the Regional Operations Committee

Please see the Terms of Reference and the Structure Chart of the EDLG for further details.

We are recruiting: East Region Welfare Officer (Part-time)

 Come and join our team!

Here in the Swim England East Region, we are recruiting for our new employed Regional Welfare Officer.

This role is home-based working 24 hours per week, with ad-hoc regional and national travel as required by the needs of the role and business.

We are offering this role at Grade 7 on the Swim England pay scale, with a pro-rata salary of £21,075 – £22,247.–part-time.html

Masters Swimmers Success in Sheffield

The British Masters Long Course Swimming Championships took place at Ponds Forge from 2nd to 4th June and there were numerous successes for Masters Swimmers from the East Region.

Twenty-six swimmers came home with 47 national titles between them including 5 titles each for Janet Masters (South Beds Masters, 80-84), our oldest competitor at 83 years young, and Chris Dunn (Hatfield, 75-79). There were 4 titles for Liz Woolner (Team Anglia, 55-59) and 3 each for Alyson Fordham (Bishops Stortford, 65-69) and Suzanne Noble (East Anglian, 60-64). Special mention for Sam Bradley (Team Luton, 30-34) who won two Para Swimming titles. This is the first time multi-classification races have been run at the British Masters. Ten relay teams claimed gold medals with Team Anglia (pictured) winning four and West Suffolk three.

Many records were broken by the region’s masters. There were European records* for Alyson Fordham in the 50 and 100 free, Chris Dunn in the 50 free, Liz Woolner in the 50 butterfly and Suzanne Noble in the 1500 free. There were British records for Alyson in the 50 back and Liz in the 100 fly and a 100 fly record for Elizabeth Bellinger (Bishops Stortford, 45-49). A phenomenal 60 East Region masters swimming records were broken over the weekend which has kept the new records secretary Louise Hughes very busy.

Finally a quick mention for the dominance of East Region officials in the key roles at the meet – David Metcalf, Stewart Murray, Gerry Metcalf and Louise Mackie – and a big thank you to all the other volunteers from the region who helped make the championships such a huge success.

Everyone in the Region would like to extend our huge congratulations to all those who competed and thanks to the many volunteers, who supported making this event a success.

*Subject to ratification