Swim England

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Our Stories

Read what our team members have to say about working at Swim England.

Carolyn Dawe


“I joined Swim England in 2015 after spending seven years volunteering at national events with them.

“I was keen to join the organisation as an employed member of the team as I felt that they embodied quality and the values of swimming.

“I feel that working with colleagues who are passionate about driving forwards the sport that we are dedicated to is very motivating.

“Everyone in the team is very supportive and you are encouraged to get involved and develop in and way you want wish.”

Jodi Adams


“I have worked for Swim England since 2009 and during this time have been supported in various roles.

“I have been given opportunities to develop my skills and knowledge, both personally and professionally, through internal and external training, which I am extremely grateful for.

“I have always been surrounded by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team which has made my time with the organisation even more enjoyable.

“I value the flexible approach to the way we work and events like the Games provide a great occasion to get to know new people and bond with other teams in the organisation in a fun environment.”

James Paramore


“I enjoy working at the Institute of Swimming, as there is always a huge variety in workload so you are always doing something different which keeps you motivated and engaged

“There is a strong camaraderie between the team in Swim England and everyone is keen to help each other out and work towards common goals.

“Everyone has the opportunity to share ideas and there are great progression pathways available should you wish to further develop your career within the swimming environment.

“Working for the national governing body for swimming gives me a great sense of pride and is a further motivating point to ensure everything I do is to the highest standard.”

Sam Jarvis


“I joined Swim England in 2018 as the IT apprentice. Before joining the organisation I had heard lots of great things about Swim England, through college tutors and other apprentices.

“Since joining I have received good support and development opportunities to progress within the IT field. One of the best things about working here are the people, everyone here is supportive, approachable and fun.

“There are lots of great benefits to working here such as the Games, Christmas Lunch, Team Conference and also ‘Dive in Deals’ where I have saved a lot of money!

“I really enjoy working here and hope to stay beyond my apprenticeship.”


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