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A nation swimming

Welcome to the Swim England Inclusion Hub! Here you can find out more about the work we’re doing to ensure our aquatic sports are open to everyone.

Please do check back as we continue to develop this hub. If you have any questions or feedback about the work we’re doing please email equality@swimming.org.


Our Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

Our ‘DIAP’ lays out the actions we are taking to address inequalities within aquatics.

Our 2022/23 plan is viewable here with our long-term plan currently being developed to align with our new 10-year strategy ‘Access Aquatics’. Our long-term plan will be published in January 2024.

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Our Equality Policy

Our Equality Policy was initially produced to prevent and address any unlawful discrimination or other unfair treatment which may prevent individuals from participating fully in aquatics. To this extent, this policy remains a cornerstone of what we do.

As can be seen in our DIAP, we will be updating this policy later in 2023. Our accompanying anti-racism statement can be viewed here.

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Our Learn to Swim Programme

Our Learn to Swim programme will often be many swimmers first experience of the water.

In order to make it as inclusive as possible the Learn to Swim team have created a hub specifically for teachers.

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Although designed with clubs in mind, our ‘Inclusive Club Guide’ is useful for stakeholders across aquatics. It is intended to be a source of support, providing advice, insight and best practice to assist our clubs, counties and regions to become more inclusive.

The document will be continually updated and we welcome any suggestions for new content via equality@swimming.org.

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Foundations of Inclusivity

Intended to be your first step into the world of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; the Foundations of Inclusivity CPD is free to access and explains the Swim England approach with the support of a variety of case studies from across the sporting world.

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