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Search is on for person to be Swim England President in Commonwealth Games year

The search is on to find the person who will hold the prestigious title of Swim England President during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Applications are now being encouraged for the role, which is usually nominated by representatives from Swim England’s eight regions.

However, whenever the Commonwealth or Olympic Games are staged in England, the Swim England board has the task of nominating who will be President during that year.

Applications are now being encouraged to become Vice-President from May 2021 – a position which then takes on the role of President 12 months later.

Presidential duties will include attending as many Swim England and British Swimming events held in England as they are able – with the Vice-President standing in if the President is unable to make it.

Mike Farrar, the Chair of Swim England, said: “With the Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham in 2022, this is a really exciting opportunity to represent Swim England at the highest ceremonial level.

“If you are passionate about all forms of aquatic sports then we’d love to hear from you and why you’d like to be considered for the role.”

The current Swim England President is Ian Mackenzie, who took over the role from Liz Sykes.

Applicants can put themselves forward for the role but would need to supply a CV and a short statement on why they wish to be considered for the position.

Their nomination also needs to seconded by a member of Swim England and include the names of five other Swim England members who support the application.

All nominations need to be emailed to brian.havill@swimming.org by Wednesday 30 September.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to begin on Thursday 28 July, with swimming and diving being held at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre which is currently being constructed for the competition.