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Nominations open for the Swim England National Awards 2024

Swim England are pleased to announce that nominations for the Swim England National Awards 2024 are now open.

The awards recognise members and organisations from across the aquatics community who are rewarded for their commitment and passion to our sports. 

Awards are available across a variety of categories ranging from clubs, coaches and volunteers all the way to teachers, educators and swim schools as the ceremony aims to bring the entire aquatics family together. 

As in previous years, the national awards will also incorporate the regional awards, with each region selecting it’s winner from a number of categories who will go on to become national finalists.

The winners will then be revealed at a live ceremony inside the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham on Saturday 30 November.

New for 2024 are both the Swim England Development Coach of the Year awards alongside the Performance Pathway Coach of the Year awards. 

These will be rewarded for each of the aquatic disciplines (swimming, artistic swimming, diving and water polo) to showcase the impact coaches can have at both grassroots and at performance level. 

The ceremony will also recognise athletes’ achievements with the Swim England Performance Awards which will be given out for each of the aquatic disciplines.

Nominations close on Sunday 7 July and you can nominate someone here. 

‘Recognising those that make aquatics so special’

Speaking on the launch of this year’s awards, Swim England chief executive Andy Salmon said: “I’m really excited for my first Swim England National Awards as chief executive later this year.

“I was lucky enough to attend last year’s event where it was an honour to be in the presence of and meet some of those individuals and organisations that help make aquatics so special.

“The opening of nominations marks the perfect start to National Volunteers Week as the awards look to recognise those people on poolside that give up their time to ensure our sports can take place.

“I’m also delighted that we continue to include our teaching and education awards to the ceremony so we can welcome the entire aquatics family into one room at the end of November.

“I can’t wait to meet all of our finalists in Birmingham and I encourage everyone to nominate someone who’s supported or inspired them.”  

Nominations for the awards are now open for each of the following categories: 

  • Harold Fern and Alfred H Turner Awards 
  • Swim England Development Coach of the Year (one award per aquatic discipline)  
  • Swim England Educator of the Year  
  • Swim England Health Impact Award  
  • Swim England Inclusion Impact Award  
  • Swim England Performance Pathway Coach of the Year (one award per aquatic discipline)  
  • Swim England School Swimming Award 
  • Swim England Sport Club of the Year (one award per aquatic discipline) 
  • Swim England Swim School of the Year  
  • Swim England Swimming Teacher of the Year  
  • Swim England Technical Official of the Year  
  • Swim England Volunteer of the Year  
  • Swim England Youth Champion of the Year 

A full summary of each of the awards can be found here. 

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