SENW Weekly Information & Course/Events update 18.4.24

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,


SENW Summer Regional Swimming Championships 2024

Good luck to all athletes competing in this weekend’s championships at Manchester Aquatics Centre, please note spectators tickets will available on the door by card payment only.

Volunteers Needed - Click here for further details.

Accepted Entries now available click here for all the details.

Coaches and Team Managers passes now available click here

Merchandise now available to order click here ORDER WINDOW 3 (16th April - 21st April) - Items will be dispatched to your home address to arrive in time for events on the 4th/5th May 2024.


Prohibiting use of mobiles in changing rooms will help protect our members

Swim England’s new version of Wavepower contains an important update with regards the usage of mobile devices in changing rooms.

Please find the attached copy of our poster for you to print and display at your club.


SENW National Skills and Age Group Qualifier – Diving Competition - Deadline for all entries is 9am on Monday 22nd April 2024

Swim England North West Diving Management Group are delighted to confirm that their SENW National Skills Qualifier Competition will be taking place at Manchester Aquatics Centre on Saturday 18th May 2024, click here for all the details.


Water Polo Coaching

We are inviting all Water Polo coaches in the North West to join our new Coaching Community of Practice WhatsApp Group. The group is to support each other, to ask and answer any questions that you may have and to share best practice.

If you are interested in joining the group please email swimnorthwest@swimming.org With your name and club name.


SENW Boys U16 Water Polo Academy

U16 Boys Inter regional training session open to 2009/2010 born boys in preparation for Inter Regional event on 29th June 2024, click here for further details and to register.


SENW Girls U16 Water Polo Academy

U16 Girls Inter regional training session open to 2009/2010 born girls in preparation for Inter Regional event on 29th June 2024, click here for further details and to register.


North West – Water Polo Tournament – Lancaster 19.5.24

The Swim England North West Regional Water Polo Management Group are pleased to announce that they will be supporting Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club, with an Under 15’s Water Polo Tournament and an Under 11’s Mini Water Polo Tournament, click here for further details.


SENW Water Polo Club Table Officials Course

SENW are pleased to announce a Water Polo Club Table Officials Course which will take place on Saturday 29th June 2024 at Liverpool Aquatics Centre, click here for further details.


Exciting News! Dive into the Future of Water Polo in North West!

Join Swim England North West in shaping the next era of Water Polo

Our Water Polo Management Group is on the lookout for passionate individuals to fulfil the following roles:

  1. Coaching Lead
  2. Competition Lead

Be part of the action, contribute to the growth, and foster excellence in our water polo community, for more information click here.


SENW Regional Para-Swimming Training Session 23.6.2024

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.

Please also see poster attached for you to advertise within your club.


SENW Young Volunteer Award (Online) 29.4.2024

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.

If you are unable to attend this date please complete the Expression of Interest form.


Open Water Officials Training

Swim England Open Water Officials representative, Paul Kendall is looking at running Open Water Technical Officials theory training again this year.  Potential dates for the training are as follows (which will be delivered via Zoom and is expected to last approximately 3 hours):

  • Saturday 27th April
  • Saturday 18th May &/or Sunday 19th May

Expressions of interest should be sent to: openwater@eastswimming.org as soon as possible.


Swim England Diving Judge 1 Course - Registration of Interest

2024 dates now out please click here to register your interest  


Swim England Diving Judge 2 Course - Registration of Interest

The prerequisites for the course are:

  • Completion of J1 course
  • Active as a J1 for 2 years OR judged at 8 club/regional events and assessed as competent before undertaking J2

Click here to register your interest


Foundations of Inclusivity CPD

A free learner-led CPD to provide an introduction to equality, diversity and inclusion. Please note, CPD attendance is now a mandatory requirement as part of Club Affiliation for executive officers.

Click here for further details.


Governance Guidance – Club Structures and Templates

As part of affiliation to Swim England all clubs have to have a constitution i.e. the document that outlines the functions and the rules under which the club operates.

The constitution, together with the club’s policies and procedures, helps to protect club members and officers, and makes the club run more smoothly.

If your Club/League/Local Association constitution is due to expire in 2024 please contact swimnorthwest@swimming.org to ensure you have the correct constitution model template to complete.


Coaching Courses

  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Stockport (Blended Learning), Closing date 21.4.24 Click here.
  • Swimming Coach – Darwen (Blended Learning), Closing date 21.4.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Artistic Swimming Coach – Leeds (Blended Learning), Closing date 2.5.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Warrington (Blended Learning), Closing date 13.5.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Liverpool (Blended Learning), Closing date 14.5.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Leyland (Blended Learning), Closing date 18.5.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Barrow (Blended Learning), Closing date 27.5.24 Click here
  • Assistant Artistic Swimming Coach – Irlam (Blended Learning), Closing date 11.6.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Sale (Blended Learning), Closing date 6.8.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Birkenhead (Blended Learning), Closing date 8.8.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Blackpool (Blended Learning), Closing date 13.8.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Lancaster (Blended Learning), Closing date 20.8.24 Click here.
  • Swimming Coach – Workington (Blended Learning), Closing date 4.9.24 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 have been 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.


Please note the Swim England safeguarding course is the only Approved training From 2024, anyone who holds a role which Wavepower states requires safeguarding training will need to complete the Swim England Safeguarding course. This is a bespoke course which covers the important and unique aspects of safeguarding in an aquatic environment.


Volunteer Training Courses

  • SE Welfare Officer Training (Time to Listen), 17.5.2024, 6pm – click here
  • Team Manager 1, 24.5.2024, 1pm – click here
  • Team Manager 2, 26.4.24, 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, 1.5, 20.5, 25.6.24 click here.
  • Club Chairperson information session Mandatory attendance, 19.4.24 click here.
  • Club Welfare Officer workshop Mandatory attendance, 26.4, 13.5.24 click here.
  • National Chairs Forum, 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 26.4.24, Any Welfare Officers who are interested in attending or for further information please click here.
  • SwimMark and Club Affiliation workshop, 24.4, 7.5.24 click here.



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There’s some useful guidance on Buddle’s guide to fundraising.


Careers in Aquatics – see the latest vacancies below

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Kind regards


Sara Warrington

Office Co-ordinator


07780 497099


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