SENW Weekly Information & Course/Events update 16.11.23

Good afternoon,

Please forward this email on to all your club members.

Please see latest regional information including events and courses that are coming up over the next few months,

Good luck to the North West Tigers at the U14s Boys Inter-Regional Championships 2023

Ten teams will be aiming to be crowned U14 Boys Inter-Regional champions at Walsall Gala Baths, the West Midlands Region is hosting the competition on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November.

Click here for further details and live results.

SENW Regional Para-Swimming Training Session 10.12.23

In line with Swim England Talent Team, Swim England North West host a number of training sessions per year for the Regional Development Programme. The programme is organised to development young talent, with insight into aquatic alignment and underwater streamlining and stroke development. Land training exercise to build mobility, stability and fundamental movement patterns.

Click here for further details and to book.

SENW Young Volunteer Award (Online) 22.1.2024

The Swim England North West Young Volunteer Award is designed to provide young people, between the ages of 14 and 17 the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to prepare them as Volunteers within Aquatic Sport.  The Award has been designed to suit young people from any Aquatic Discipline, (Swimming, Water Polo, Artistic Swimming and Diving).

For further details and to book click here.

Referee Webinar on the latest rules and their application by Chris Stephens (Officials Lead WPLG)

Following the introduction of a number of new rules earlier this year by World Aquatics, and the subsequent LEN refereeing clinics on the application of the rules, we are offering a comprehensive explanation of the new rules and how they should be implemented by Chris Stephens the Officials Lead in the Water Polo Leadership Group, Click here for further details and to book.

Swim England Water Polo National Age Group Championships (U15) 2023

This year’s Swim England Water Polo National Age Group Championships (U15) 2023 will take place at Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry as follows:

9 – 10 December – U15 Open Championships

16 – 17 December – U15 Female Championships

Entries are now closed – Please take time to review the updated schedule and note the earlier start and finish timing on Sunday 10 December, Click here for further details.

Swim England Diving Judge 1 Course - Registration of Interest

2024 dates now out please click here to register your interest

Artistic Swimming

Judge courses to register click on the links below,

Judge 1 - 23 and 28 Nov (zoom) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LYQQ2FF

Judge 2- 3 Dec (face to face venue TBC)  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FL8VX8V

Judge 3 - 3 Dec (face to face venue TBC) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WSMM9PB

Anyone wishing to train to be an Artistic Swimming referee please email volunteering@swimming.org

Artistic Swimming Conference 2023

Developing the Holistic Artistic Swimmer’ is the theme of this year’s Artistic Swimming conference, being held on 02/03 December at Leonardo Hotel East Midlands Airport, The conference is open to all coaches and judges, to register you place click here bookings close 16 November.

GoCardless Swim England National Winter Championships 2023

The 2023 National Winter Championships (25m) will take place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield from the 14th to the 17th December 2023, entries for this year’s Swim England National Winter Championships now open and close 12 noon Wednesday 22 November, click here for further details.

Club Health Tracker Introduction Webinars

Have you heard about the Club Health Tracker but not sure what it is or why to do it?  Then, this speedy 20 minute intro webinar is for you.  SE will run through all you need to know about Swim England’s online club development tool and how to access your clubs instant results.

17 Nov – 12.00pm-12.20pm / 27 Nov – 7.00pm- 7.20pm, please email any queries to clubdevelopment@swimming.org

Further information and registration link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GRYCRSC

Club and Operator Working Together Webinars

30.11.23 – 7.30pm-8.30pm, Further information and registration link - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TJY25YN

Good Governance Guide for Clubs

Swim England have released their new ‘Good Governance Guide’.  This guide has been produced to support clubs with the running of their clubs – it explains why policies and procedures are implemented and its relevance to Swim England’s compliancy standards, click here for further details.

Cash4Clubs 2023

The fund is now open. Grants of £2,000 are available for grassroots sports clubs in need, click here for further details.

Coaching Courses

  • Coach (Swimming) Course – Horwich (Blended Learning), Closing date 27.11.23 click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Sale (Blended Learning), Closing date 3.1.24 click here.
  • Assistant Water Polo Coach – Bolton (Blended Learning), Closing date 24.1.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Birkenhead (Blended Learning), Closing date 5.2.24 Click here.
  • Coach Swimming – Sale (Blended Learning), Closing date 7.2.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Water Polo Coach – Bolton (Blended Learning), Closing date 27.2.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Coach (Swimming) Course – Darwen (Blended Learning), Closing date 19.3.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Knowsley (Blended Learning), Closing date 14.5.24 Click here.

Click here to see available funding for coaching courses.

Changes to DBS and Safeguarding requirements

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and welfare, from 1 January 2024, all club staff whose DBS and Safeguarding expire, will not be allowed poolside unsupervised. The changes will be published in Wavepower 2024. A second Safeguarding refresher module is now available to those who have completed the full Swim England face-to-face / online CPD, click here

Funding is also available for clubs that complete the refresher and face to face CPD via Swim England/IOS click here for full details.

Volunteer Training Courses

  • SE Welfare Officer Training (Time to Listen),  30.1.24, 6pm – click here
  • Team Manager 1, 25.11.23, 1pm – click here
  • Team Manager 1, 11.1.2024, 6pm – click here
  • Team Manager 2, 27.11.23, 6pm – click here

Swim England Good Club Governance Workshops

Swim England offer a number of workshops to support clubs and individuals undertaking these roles. To register your interest, please click one of the links below:

  • Club Secretary and Membership Officer workshops, 22.11, 18.12 click here.
  • Club Chairperson information session Mandatory attendance, 17.1, 19.1, 30.1, 9.2, 21.2.24 click here.
  • Club Welfare Officer workshop, 11.12, 12.12.23, 16.1.24 click here.
  • National Chairs Forum, 20.11.23, 24.1.24, If you have previously attended or recorded your interest, you don’t need to do it again, you will be sent the joining link, register here.
  • National Welfare Forum 20.12.23, 19.1.24, Any Welfare Officers who are interested in attending or for further information please click here.
  • SwimMark and Club Affiliation workshop, 29.1.24, 7.2.24 click here.

Club Matters (open) workshops

Club Matters training opportunities are free and available to those involved in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England.

Please click here for the upcoming Club Matters workshop opportunity’s that are available.

Hardship Funds

There’s some useful guidance on Sport England’s Club Matters on how to go about setting up a hardship fund.

Swim England North West Club Newsletter

As well as this weekly update you can also sign up to the SENW Club monthly newsletter, you will further news and information on a wide range of areas relating to aquatics in the North West.

Click here to sign up.

Swim England North West Ltd - Membership
On the 1st of January 2022 the region became Swim England North West Ltd.
This does not affect how we provide help to your club or any of our regional courses/events or competitions. If your club isn’t already a member we are inviting your club to become an member of the company.  If your club does not become a member your club will not be able to attend the regional AGM or vote on how the region is managed.
Please email swimnorthwest@swimming.org if you require further information

Careers in Aquatics – see the latest vacancies below

Satellites of Macclesfield Swimming Club - closing date 10.12.23

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Kind regards


Sara Warrington

Office Co-ordinator

Swim England North West Limited

M 07780 497099

E sara.warrington@swimming.org

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