Swim Summit 2017

The Swim Summit is an annual national conference dedicated to the provision of swimming.

Hosted by the Swim Group, the Swim Summit is free to attend and is aimed at anyone who works within the swimming or leisure sector, or is involved in the delivery of swimming for health or fitness.

  • Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
  • Venue: The Welcome Centre, 47 Parkside, Coventry, CV1 2HG
  • Time: 10am – 4pm with registration from 9.15am

What to expect during the day

The Swim Summit will bring together representatives from across the swimming, health and physical activity sector. Delegates will hear from key swimming leaders and be able to join in discussions relating to:

  • The continuing challenge of teaching swimming and water safety in schools.
  • Swimming and the health agenda – our joint role in improving the health of the nation through swimming.
  • Keeping swimming in the spotlight – working together to raise the profile of swimming.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues and friends. There will also be a range of trade stands hosted by industry leaders.

Swim Summit 2017 Agenda

  • 09.15
    Registration opens
  • 10.00
    Welcome
    (Jane Nickerson, Swim Group Chairman and Swim England CEO)
  • 10.10
    Curriculum Swimming and Water Safety: the continuing challenge of teaching swimming and water safety in schools
    (Steve Parry, Olympic Swimmer and Chairman of the Review Group)
  • 11.05
    Refreshments
  • 11.20
    Swimming and the Health Agenda: our joint role in improving the health of the nation through swimming
    (Panel discussion with representatives from the Richmond Group, Swim England, Aqualines)
  • 12.20
    Lunch and networking
  • 13.15
    Changing Behaviours to Swimming
    (Adam Whitehead,  Commonwealth and European Swimmer, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust)
  • 13.45
    Making our voice heard (Part 1): launch of the new Love Swimming campaign
    (Swim Group Members)
  • 14.15
    Making our voice heard (Part 2): political engagement and the sector’s national priorities
    (Swim Group Members)
  • 14.55
    Refreshments
  • 15.10
    Looking into the future: issues and priorities – how we can work together to improve access for all
  • 15.50
    Summary and close

For more information about the Swim Summit 2017, please email communications@swimming.org.

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