Swimmers & Parents

Swim England recognise that swimmers and parents are key stakeholders within competitive swimming and we aim to provide information and guidance to support their journey.

The England Talent Team have created a variety of swimmer and parent resources to share with the competitive swimming community, with a view to creating more awareness, understanding and application of gained knowledge to support swimmers to be the best versions of themselves.

Within this section you will find resources such as infographics, videos, presentations, links and zoomcasts discussing an array of topics to support the holistic development of swimmers and their parents (also known as logistical managers).


Para Coaching Behaviours & ReflectionsOpen
RMAP & Physical Literacy Overview for Para SwimmingOpen
Intellectual Impairment GuidanceOpen
S11-13 Visual Impairment GuidanceOpen
S1-10 Physical Impairment GuidanceOpen
Cerebral Palsy InfographicOpen
Nutrition & Hydration for Performance

Nutrition for Race DayOpen
Nutrition Foods for the WinOpen
Race Day NutritionOpen
Swim England Nutritional StatementOpen
Ramadan Performance NutritionOpen
Nutritional supplement statementOpen
Swim England Swimming Talent Programme

All Talent Selection PoliciesOpen
Swimming talent performance pathway diagramOpen
Sport Science & Sports Medicine

Swim England Concussion Guidance – SummaryOpen
Swim England Concussion Guidance – Full DocumentOpen
Swim England Breath Holding Training PolicyOpen
Swim England Position Statement on Weighing Aquatic AthletesOpen

Managing your periods with Olympian Aimee WillmottOpen
Information for Female Swimmers on Managing Periods During ExerciseOpen
Mental Health Referral Flow Chart for SwimmersOpen
Physically Suitable

Rate of perceived exertion (RPE) scaleOpen
RMAP & Physical Literacy Overview for Para SwimmingOpen
RMAP Example Exercises – IMOpen
RMAP Example Exercises – Dist FcOpen
RMAP Example Exercises – All agesOpen
Love Race Day

Breaststroke Tactical DevelopmentOpen
Butterfly Tactical DevelopmentOpen
Backstroke Tactical DevelopmentOpen
Managing Race Day NervesOpen
Race Day ProtocolsOpen
Race Day Warm UpsOpen
Open Water

QoF & ELO Explanation Open Water Race ModellingOpen
Open Water Race Pace Charts 2022-2025Open
World Champs – 10km StatsOpen
Open Water Race Tactics – SightingOpen
Open Water RMAP warm upOpen
Open Water Race Tactics – Race dayOpen
Open Water Swimming fact sheet – HypothermiaOpen
Athlete Development

OADF Video 1 – A Simple GuideOpen
OADF Video 2 – Philosophy Behind the OADFOpen
Why OADFOpen
OADF Video 3 – An Introduction to ‘ACCESS’Open
Swim England Performance Centre BrochureOpen
OADF LaunchOpen
Technically Excellent

Frontcrawl TechniqueOpen
Butterfly TechniqueOpen
Backstroke TechniqueOpen
Breaststroke TechniqueOpen