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Swim England named as one of Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 2020

Swim England has been named as one of the Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 2020.

The recognised national governing body for swimming, artistic swimming, diving, open water and water polo is ranked 54th in a list of the top 100 Not For Profit Organisations, having achieved a 1 Star accreditation following a company survey.

Swim England will now be featured in the Sunday Times’ supplement on Sunday 23 February and can use the accolade on all promotional materials.

Jane Nickerson, Swim England chief executive, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be recognised as one of the Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 2020.

“This demonstrates that our workforce wholeheartedly believes in our vision of getting a nation swimming.

“Swim England lives by four core principles each day: Purpose, Quality, Togetherness and Fun.

“We are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of employees and volunteers across the country, who work tirelessly to provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy our sports.”

A lasting legacy

Swim England celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019.

The organisation marked the celebrations with clubs and communities across the country, receiving praise from the Duke of Cambridge, who has been a Swim England patron since 2017.

Members of the workforce combined to swim a total of 150 miles, supporting two special causes – survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and seven-year-old Finn Hill.

Athletes from across all aquatic sports commemorated the anniversary with unique performances, while an online archive detailing the history of aquatics was launched.

Sharron DaviesDuncan Goodhew and Steve Parry were among the first inductees into the Swim England Hall of Fame, which honours the pioneers from the illustrious history of aquatics.

Jonathan Austin, founder and chief executive of Best Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate Swim England on achieving a 1 Star accreditation and being named as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work For.

“Best Companies has been acknowledging excellence in the workplace since 2006, when we launched our Michelin-style accreditation standard.

“We are proud to work with organisations like Swim England who focus on their people and as such have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.”

Earlier this month, Swim England was also shortlisted in two categories of the Sport Industry Awards.