Forthcoming Events

East Region Club Update - April 2018

Water Polo Assistant Coach Course

A Water Polo Assistant Coach course in the region is now confirmed:

Blended learning: 

Starts 22nd June

Face to face:

7th & 8th July, Moulsham High School, Chelmsford

Cost: £200

Deadline for bookings: 

8th June 2018

To book a place, please email

East Region Open Water Champs 2018

Details have been released for the Regional Open Water Championships being held on 22nd July 2018 at Whitlingham Country Park, Norwich. 

For more information, please click HERE.

If you have not taken part in open water swimming before, find out more HERE for how to get your club involved.

Data Protection Changes – Is Your Club Prepared?

As you may be aware, regulations surrounding data protection are changing from 25th May 2018.

Clubs handle large amounts of data about their staff and athletes so please make sure you are aware of the latest information to protect your club from potential prosecution.

There is some great information, and a self checklist on the ICO website found HERE.

Swim Safe Volunteers Needed!

Swim Safe will this year be coming to Stanborough Lakes (Herts)13th- 17th Aug, and Harwich (Essex) 27th June- 5th Aug, to deliver water safety lessons to schools and pre-booked lessons, for 7- 4 years olds.

The scheme is looking for volunteers to help as swimming teachers (training will be provided) or by helping with the registration desks, setting up etc. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch with charlotte.francis@swimming.org to find out more. 

2018 Swim England Handbook 

For 2018 the Swim England handbook will only be available online due to the transition into an Incorporated company with Charitable status. The 2018 version of the handbook can be found HERE.

Updates will be made to this version throughout the year.

East Region Swimming Talent Camp 2018 

The dates for the Swim England East Region Talent Camps for 2018 are;

23rd September – Stanground Pool, Peterborough
14th October – Basildon Sporting Village
18th November – Venue TBC

Keep an eye out for some additional development opportunities for both Coaches and Team Managers during these days!

East Region Summer Series 2018 

The Region this year will be introducing the ‘East Region Summer Series’. All East Region swimmers who race at level 1,2 or 3 meets over the June / July ‘end of season’ period can take part (apart from swimmers who qualify for British Summer or Home Nation Summer Nationals).

A group of up to up to 50 athletes will then be invited for a development programme in the 2018-19 season to help them bridge the gap between regionals and nationals. 

More information will be published at the regional championships in May.

Constitution Templates

This is a reminder that every club should review their constitution every four years, and ensure that it is aligned to the most up to date recommendations from Swim England, via having it checked by the Region.

The region has a fantastic Membership Officer to help with any changes, or advice needed, regarding constitutions. Chris Galer can be contacted at membership@eastswimming.org.

The most up to date templates can be found HERE and further details can be found HERE.