Volunteers are the lifeblood of swimming. Without them there would be no sport, no national champions, no Olympic swimmers. But making a difference is not the only reason for giving up your time.

Making a Difference is the Swim England newsletter designed to support the volunteering workforce and their clubs. To find out more and sign up  click here.

If you are interested in volunteering in London then please email us at  there are always ongoing opportunities to volunteer within clubs as well as with the region itself.

Opportunities include: working in clubs, getting involved at London events both with London Swimming or one of our partners, becoming an official, becoming a teacher/coach, getting involved with finance, marketing, website design, or becoming involved in one of our committees such as the youth council.

More information and details can be found on the  Swim England Volunteering Hub

There are a number of volunteer roles that are all very important to the running of clubs and galas:

Team Manager Training

The ability to manage teams is a key part of many volunteer roles. Ensuring athletes arrive at and return from sporting activities unharmed is a big responsibility, and clubs like to make sure volunteers have all the necessary skills and knowledge to do it.

Young Aquatic Organiser Award

The YAOA is targeted at 14-18 year olds who are developing their leadership and coaching skills and who wish to become involved in the administration, teaching, coaching or general official duties of aquatic activity.

Young Aquatic Helper Certificate

The Helper Certificate has been designed for young people, between 12 and 17 years of age, who wish to actively assist on poolside in any aquatic environment, e.g. clubs, learn to swim schemes or leisure motivators (Swimfit).

Young Aquatic Leader Certificate

The Young Aquatic Leader Certificate (YALC) is a dynamic, skill building, sport specific leadership course aimed to develop young aquatic leaders and provide them with the knowledge to actively volunteer in an aquatic environment.

Full details of all of the above roles can be found on the  Swim England Volunteering Hub Website

Sport England also offer a range of seminars that cover areas such as finances, management, people and marketing. For more information on these please visit the Club England website  here.

Swim England aims to provide guidance to all volunteers to support them within their volunteering role. If you are Swim England Club Captain or would hope to become one in the near future, the ASA e-learning interactive resource for Club Captain’s will help you to get started, click on the link below for more information. More information can be found on the Swim England Volunteer Hub Website