Swim England

A nation swimming

Help fight for cleaner waters, better access and increased safety for open water swimmers

Running Your Club

Here we cover the day-to-day management issues, how to host events and competitions as well as crucial areas such as safeguarding and risk assessments.

Click or tap the links below to find out more.

Stronger Affiliation

Our Stronger Affiliation process is being introduced so new and existing members know clubs are well run and their personnel have the necessary safeguarding checks in place to ensure members’ safety.

Head to our Stronger Affiliation page to find out more.


Guidance to clubs for entering competitions and running your own competitions both internally and licensed meets.

  • Club Member Check – look up the registered clubs, country of international representation and any qualifications of Swim England members.
  • Suspended Clubs – view which clubs have their Swim England affiliation suspended for failing to submit a full annual renewal.
  • Swim England Club Codes – all Swim England affiliated clubs are allocated a four-letter code. You can search through these.
  • Licensed Meets information – our guide to the four levels of Swim England licensed meets.


Protecting children and adults is a vital responsibility of all clubs. These pages will provide guidance for safeguarding matters.