London Sport Strategy

The Mayor of London has launched a consultation on the draft London Sport Strategy.  London Swimming will be responding to the consultation but this does not stop county associations or clubs responding in their own name.  The consultation closes on 12th October 2018. Details of the consultation can be found HERE.

DBS Updating Service

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The DBS Update Service is a Government register where, for an annual fee of £13 (or free to volunteers), you can keep your DBS check up to date online. The main benefits of the Update Service are:
• It saves you time and money
• You can take the check from role to role
• You may only ever need one check

If you are currently subscribed to the Update Service and wish to have your DBS check added to your Swim England membership record, you will need to fill out a consent form and send it back with your DBS certificate. If you require a consent form, please email the DBS department or call them on 01509 640738.

Club Verifiers – please note that you can only carry out a DBS check on a current member of the club. Please ensure that the applicant is registered on the Online Membership System (OMS) first.

London Region Condolences on the sad passing of Fred Furniss

It is with great sadness that we have to share the sad news that, Fred Furniss from the Swim England Talent Team, has passed away.

He was a valued member of the team and wider swimming community, inspiring many swimmers and coaches across his career and helping them to reach their potential. Fred will be greatly missed.

Open Water Regional Competition Results - 30th June 2018

Once again a successful event was run by the Region, further helped by the glorious weather on the day.

A big thank you to all those who helped make this day a success.

See the results file HERE .The contact details of the eligible swimmers who qualified to swim at the nationals have been forwarded to Swim England who will be in contact in due course.

Refunds For Rejected Entries - London Swimming Summer Champs & Open Meet 2018

In the circumstance that your swimmer has been unfortunate and has had entries rejected AND your entries were forwarded as part of a collective Club entry, the refund will be made to the Club for further distribution. Your Club should forward their bank details to Kelly Stannard () quoting their Club name, Club Code and the refund due.Kelly will effect the necessary refunds.

In the circumstance that your swimmer has been unfortunate and has had entries rejected AND your entries were forwarded as an individual, the refund will be made directly to you. You should forward your bank details to Kelly Stannard () quoting your original payment reference,the Club your Swimmer represented and the refund due.Kelly will effect the necessary refunds.

Please ensure you state the expected refund so that we can reconcile with our records.

Swimming volunteers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Swimmer Jane Asher, coach Wyndham Richard Davidson and disability swimming teacher Pauline Walker are amongst those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018.

Jane has been awarded a BEM for her voluntary services to swimming. The world Masters champion, who is currently competing at the British Masters Championships 2018 in Plymouth, has been involved in club swimming for many years. She has also spent many years inspiring others by teaching swimming.See more HERE