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Aquatic sports in the London region

Athlete wellbeing and development series - Saturday 13th March 2021! Jane Figueredo

The Swim England London Regional Youth Panel is launching the ‘Youth Panel reaching up’ series, a collection of wellbeing and athlete development zoom sessions where top athletes, coaches and support staff speak live about their past experiences and wellbeing tips during the current times.

The regional youth panel, set up in January 2021, was created with the aim of providing a youth voice to aquatic sports within the region. Right now it’s clear that our young Swim England members need support, which is why the panel is launching this zoom series up until late April.

The panel will be speaking with Olympians and coaching legends live over zoom, focusing on wellbeing and top tips when pools re-open. There will also be an opportunity for a live Q&A or for you to send in questions beforehand.

It’s free and open to all members, disciplines & ages!

Elliot McHugh, the panel’s chair, said: “we are very proud to launch this series and feel that it will provide huge support for athletes who may be struggling during the pandemic. We hope that these sessions will also provide an insight into what it takes to reach the top and persevere when things are difficult.

Our young people are calling for support and it’s fantastic to see that call echoed in this exciting project. On behalf of the panel, I would like to thank the Swim England London region for supporting this project.”

Key dates and speakers

Saturday 13th March 11-12 noon: Jane Figueredo – Sign up HERE

Jane is an Olympic diver turned coach, and has led many athletes to Olympic success, including Tom Daley, Grace Reid, Matty Lee and Robyn Birch. She has also been named the NCAA Diving Coach of the Year four times.

Jane has recently joined the UK Sport female coach mentoring programme which aims to boost representation of women across top-level sport, and is a great role model in the sporting world.

If you’d like to attend any of these sessions, please sign up. Once you’ve signed up, details of the zoom sessions will be sent by email closer to the date.

Further Dates to follow!

If you have any queries please email  [email protected]