The Affiliation process for new clubs / school Clubs from October 1st, 2023

Please download the 
– Affiliation process pack for new Clubs (general)
– Affiliation process pack for new School Clubs

Both effective 1 October 2023


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Rescheduled Somerset ASA County Championships 2024

Message from Kelly Podbury, Somerset ASA Swimming & Competition Secretary (Swimming) confirming revised dates.

Wavepower 2024

Please download Swim England’s safeguarding policy and procedures document published 3 Jan 2024 and note the key changes. All Swim England affiliated clubs and organisations must adopt Wavepower.

Swim England Handbook 2024

Please download Swim England’s official guide to contacts, procedures and information about Swim England. Changes include amended roles for judicial appointments, disputes resolution and appeals panel: Safeguarding regulations: minimum age for athletes to participate in Water Polo matches and the terms of two awards.

Access Aquatics

Swim England has unveiled its strategic vision for the next decade as it aims to champion a healthy and successful nation through swimming.

Heart of Aquatics

View Swim England’s safeguarding, welfare and culture plan and commitment to listen to the ‘experiences and views’ of everyone involved in aquatics in a bid to be able to take ‘proactive formative action’ as part of a cultural change journey.

Good Governance Guide

This guide for all Swim England members’ benefit supports Swim England cascading good governance throughout our affiliated bodies. It also enables affiliated organisations to better understand why policies and procedures are implemented and its relevance to Swim England’s compliance standards.

Swim England Photography Guidance

Swim England encourage all spectators and participants at Swim England events to make themselves familiar with this Guidance and photography and filming arrangements for the event and to be vigilant.

Inclusive Club Guide

Download a range of resources which can help ensure your Club activities are more accessible, diverse and inclusive. Topics on inclusion, inclusive volunteering, disability, ethnic diversity, LGBTQ+ and mental health.

Club Diversity and Inclusion Action Plans

From Nov 2023, all of Swim England’s 946 clubs will have to submit a Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan as part of their requirements to remain affiliated.

Swim England Policy: Weighing Aquatic Athletes

View policy which covers all aquatic disciplines. All Swim England affiliated clubs and coaches must comply with the policy which states athletes under the age of 18 should not be weighed, unless they are on a nationally supported talent pathway.

Swim England Transgender and Non-binary Competition Policy

View article announcing the policy which affects all disciplines. It refers only to Swim England competition (including those organised by its member Regions, Counties, Clubs and affiliated organisations) and will be implemented on 1 September 2023. View policy, FAQs and for technical officials webinar dates.

Swimmer and Coach Development with England Talent Swimming

View the four stages of swimmer development and the 2023-24 Pathway Selection Criteria for swimming and para swimming disciplines.

Swim England Swimming & Para-Swimming Talent Pathway

View Selection Criteria and Guidelines for 2023-2024 and the Regional Swimming Development Camp Selection Policy Guidelines 2023-2024.

Swim England Coaching Plan 2023 to 2025

Supporting coaches across all of the aquatic disciplines and linking closely with Sport England’s ‘Uniting the movement’ and ‘Coaching Plan 2.0’ strategies

Swim England Coaching and Teaching Policy

Download version 5 (Mar 2023).

Optimal Coach Development Framework

The OCDF seeks to encourage all practitioners to become high performing in the domain they most want to operate in and develop their effectiveness and expertise accordingly.

Swim England Team Manager, Coach and Chaperone Policy 2023

Swim England is committed to providing a safe environment for all members and are introducing this policy which will take effect from 1 Sep 2023.

Swim England updated uniform guidance for officials

Guidance on uniform expectations when officiating at Swim England National events. Also see the announcement on 16 Oct 2022 of a change in technical officials training and uniform guidance.