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Swim England ‘fully accepts’ Sport Resolutions review recommendations

Swim England fully accepts all recommendations contained within a review which examined the processes and systems followed in three specific safeguarding and welfare cases.

The Sport England-commissioned report by independent experts Sport Resolutions includes a total of nine recommendations for changes to systems and processes, all of which have been accepted by the national governing body.

Swim England has implemented a number of the recommendations – with the remainder to be put in place within timeframes agreed.

Jane Nickerson, Swim England chief executive, said: “We are continuously seeking to improve and welcome the review into the three cases.

“We fully accept all nine recommendations proposed and have responded to Sport England setting out those we have implemented and how we plan to achieve any of the recommendations not fully met.

Commitment to listen

“Over and above the implementation of the recommendations of the Sport Resolutions report, our recently-published Heart of Aquatics plan sets out to continually improve the culture and practices within our sports and details our ongoing commitment to the entire aquatics community.

“A key strand of this is our commitment to listen to the experiences and views of everyone involved in aquatics in order to take proactive formative action.

“We will use independent experts to lead the listening work, as well as in the delivery and scrutiny of the Heart of Aquatics plan, to ensure there is a positive culture across our sports and that the highest standards of welfare and safeguarding are in place.”

The Sport Resolution review did not re-investigate or rehear any matter or suggest that any case needed reinvestigation.

Read more about Heart of Aquatics here.