SENW Weekly Information & Course/Events update 30.11.23

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 Thunder team at the U14s Girls Inter-Regional Championships 2023

The U14 Girls’ Inter-Regional Championships are taking place in the West Midlands Region on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December, Nine teams are in action at the Walsall Gala Baths with the group games taking place on Saturday with the play-offs, semi-finals and final the following day.

Click here for further details and live results. 

Swim England National Awards – North West Winners

Swim England hosted their annual National Awards on 18th November 2023 at Birmingham University’s Great Hall, a total of 23 awards were presented during the ceremony.

SENW Regional Directors and Regional Staff would like to pass on their congratulations to all the winners and nominees, click here for all the details.

SENW Regional Summer Swimming Championships 2024 (Consideration Times)

The SENW Regional Summer Championships 2024 Consideration Times are now available on the event page, click here for further details.

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. Closing date 4.12.23

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 – Tutor Training (applications now open)

Swim England are currently looking for new tutors for the following courses:

  • Land Based Coaching
  • Aquatic Activity for Health

Click here for further details, applications close 3.1.24

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.

GoCardless Swim England National Winter Championships 2023

The competition takes place on 14 – 17 December 2023 at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, Click here for further details and the draft programme.

Swim England Diving Judge 1 Course - Registration of Interest

2024 dates now out please click here to register your interest

Swim England Artistic Swimming Judge

Judge courses to register click on the links below,

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

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

  • 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.
  • Swimming Coach – Sale (Blended Learning), Closing date 7.2.24 Click here.
  • Water Polo Coach – Bolton (Blended Learning), Closing date 27.2.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Darwen (Blended Learning), Closing date 19.3.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Workington (Blended Learning), Closing date 27.3.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Stockport (Blended Learning), Closing date 10.4.24 Click here.
  • Swimming Coach – Darwen (Blended Learning), Closing date 21.4.24 Click here.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach – Knowsley (Blended Learning), Closing date 14.5.24 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.

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, 11.1.2024, 6pm – click here
  • Team Manager 1, 19.1.2024, 6pm – click here
  • Team Manager 1, 18.3.2024, 6pm – click here
  • Team Manager 2, 2.2.24, 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, 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, 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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Sara Warrington

Office Co-ordinator

Swim England North West Limited

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