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Swimming Development Event Open for Bookings

On 29th May 2019 the region will be running a swimming development event at Anglia Ruskin University for coaches, swimmers and parents.  The day will feature a range of guest speakers, both from swimming and other sports, who will cover a variety of interesting topics.  Full details can be found here: Coaches – Swimming Development

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East Representation in Men’s U19 Water Polo GB Squad

The squad for the GB men’s U19 water polo team has been announced, including six players from the East.  The lead coach for the squad, Dean Walker (Chelmsford), is also from the East Region.  The squad is working towards qualifiers for the European Championships in 2020.  For more information, including a full squad list, visit

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Regional Plan 2019-20

The Regional Management Board has approved the regional plan for 2019-20.  The plan contains details of all intended activities for all disciplines and can be viewed in full on our What we do page.  Any questions regarding the plan should be sent to east@swimming.org.

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Workforce Development Day

On Saturday 27th April, we will be hosting a Workforce Development Day at the Swim England East Region office in Kentford.  There will be three workshops for club workforce which will include Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Time to Listen and a combined Team Manager 1 & 2 workshop.  Bookings for all workshops close on 22nd

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Teaching and Coaching Register

Clubs have until 31st March 2019 to submit details for the Swim England Teaching and Coaching Register.  All clubs are required to provide details of all of their active coaches and teachers, both paid and volunteers and across all disciplines, via the Online Membership System.  Swim England has provided a guide to help clubs and a

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Open Water Coaching Course Available

A Level 2 Open Water Coaching Course is now available to book.  The course will have face-to-face days on 2nd June and 17th August with online learning to complete between these two dates.  Bookings will be accepted from members of clubs affiliated to Swim England East Region and places will cost £325 per learner.  For

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Para-Swimming Training

The next regional Para-Swimming training session will be running at Hertforshire Sports Village, Hatfield, on 23rd February 2019. The day will include a guest speaker as well as the usual land and pool-based sessions. There is also a session for coaches to learn more about land training for Para-Swimmers with physiotherapist Stephen Batchelor. For further

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Club Constitutions

During the year, the Region will be starting an audit of club constitutions to ensure that these comply with the amended Model Club Constitution, issued by Swim England in August 2018.  All clubs should review constitutions on an annual basis, and are required to submit their constitutions to the Region for approval, every four years. 

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Swim England launches a Coaching & Teaching Register

Swim England is launching a Coaching and Teaching Register in 2019 that will bring benefits to clubs, coaches, teachers and participants. From January to March 2019 all clubs will be required to provide basic information on all active coaches and teachers, regardless of qualification or discipline for inclusion on a new Swim England Coaching and

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National Para-Swimming Championships Success

Congratulations to all of the swimmers from the East Region who took part in the National Para-Swimming Championships took place on 1st and 2nd of December in Manchester.  The event saw multiple British records, including one for Colchester Phoenix’s Ellie Challis who, at 14, broke the record in the SB2 50m breaststroke. Further information about

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