Swim England London

Aquatic sports in the London region

Open Water Swimming Development

Swim England London manages the swimmer development pathway in London region, part of the wider Swim England Talent pathway.

There are a number of annual programmes that are run as part of the overall Swim England Development plan for aquatics. Within Open Water Swimming these are;


Regional Development Programme

Part of the Swim England Talent Pathway, the Regional Development Programme is run as a 1x two day training camp for those swimmers aged 13-16 within the year of competition. The aims of the camp are;

  • In the pool, swimmers will develop the basics of pack swimming, turn buoys, sighting, mass starts and finishes
  • On dry-land, mobility, stability and fundamental movement skills will be covered
  • In the open water setting further development of pack swimming, sighting and course navigation
  • Workshops will be delivered for swimmers on the technical emphasis of the programme

The overall structure of the Swim England National Talent Programme is based on the Optimum Athlete Development Framework (OADF), of which more information can be found on the British Swimming portal, Off The Blocks


Regional Coaching Roles with Swim England London

Swim England London run a number of development opportunities for those looking to start a career in coaching or who are looking to further upskill. Details can be found in the Coach Development section of the Competitive Swimming area of our website.

Those wishing to gain their Open Water Coaching qualification to be able to coach within this swimming discipline can do so through the IoS (Institute of Swimming).

Swim England London support a number of athlete development programmes each year which require the engagement of London swim coaches. Below you will find a full list of the Swimming coaching roles available with Swim England London for Open Water. Check out our other discipline pages for coaching roles with either our Competitive Swimming or Para-Swimming development programmes.

Current coaching vacancies with Swim England London;

  • Head Coach Open Water Development Camp

All applications should be forwarded to James Warrener, the Swim England London Regional Aquatics Development Officer.

We also have a number of Team Manager roles for all of our development programmes.

Regional ProgrammeRoleJob Description

Application Form

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