Everyone at Swim England is dedicated to making our sports and activities accessible, inclusive and safe for people of all ages and backgrounds.
We recognise we must continuously strive to improve in order to foster a positive culture and deliver for the people who are the lifeblood of our sports.
By understanding and supporting our communities better through the Heart of Aquatics, we can provide safe and enriching experiences for everyone taking part.
Report a concern
If you have a concern about the welfare of a child or adult at risk or the behaviour of an adult towards a child, young person under 18 years of age or adult at risk within a Swim England Programme or Club, please report this to us to enable us to investigate fully.
Our team is staffed by individuals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns and have undergone specific training for those who have a designated role in child protection and welfare within sports.Report a concern
Heart of Aquatics
The Heart of Aquatics is Swim England’s safeguarding, welfare and culture plan. This plan will create a better future for everyone in our sports.
The plan focuses on three key pillars of work in 2023 – listen, support and resource. We recognise we must continuously strive to improve in order to foster a positive culture and deliver for the people who are the lifeblood of our aquatic sports. To ensure that happens, we need the help of the aquatics community. The Heart of Aquatics is the first step on our cultural change journey.View the plan
The aim of Wavepower is to safeguard all children in line with current legislation, regulations and guidance.
Wavepower is our comprehensive child safeguarding policy document and sets the standards for Swim England and the aquatic sports. All organisations must adopt Wavepower and it is reviewed regularly to ensure it’s providing the correct guidance.Find out more
As board members for the national governing body for aquatics, we are dedicated to ensuring there is a positive culture across our sports and that the highest standards of welfare and safeguarding are in place.
Aquatics is a powerful force for good in this country, supporting people’s physical and mental health and there are fantastic examples of this across the country.
We will use independent experts in the delivery and scrutiny of this work to ensure that no stone is left unturned.
Read the full Board commitment in the Heart of Aquatics plan.
Further support for you
For anyone with concerns about any aspect of their swimming experience, or that of a child or adult at risk, please contact email@example.com or 01509 640700 (Option 1 for Swim England and then Option 3 for Safeguarding).