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Our progress towards a nation swimming: Swim England Annual Report 2017-18

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Successes across swimming and the aquatic disciplines of diving, water polo and synchronised swimming and have been celebrated in Swim England’s Annual Report 2017-18.

As well as international and domestic success for English athletes, the past 12 months have seen the organisation move closer towards its vision of a nation swimming with the development of learn to swim programmes, support for teachers and coaches, and close partnership working.

Key successes highlighted

The Annual Report highlights progress against Swim England’s six organisational objectives.

Teaching people of all ages to swim and be safe in the water has remained a priority. This was supported by the launch of the refreshed Swim England Learn to Swim Awards and a range of new START programmes created for each discipline.

Providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to benefit from in-water activities has led to the development of the new Aquatic Activity for Health qualification. While findings from the Dementia Friendly Swimming project continued to provide insight to pool operators to create their own programmes.

Ongoing Just Swim and #LoveSwimming campaigns continued to engage and increase the number and diversity of people enjoying regular swimming.

An increase in support for coaches and clubs led to a great team performance at the Commonwealth Games 2018. A total of 24 medals were won including nine gold, 10 silver and five bronze, placing England at the top of the medal table.

Read more in the 2017-18 Annual Report

These are just a few of the key moments from 2017-18 that have been captured in the Annual Report.  Read the full document and the Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018 here.

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