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Swim England and Good Boost partnership shortlisted for international tech award

The partnership of Swim England and Good Boost has been shortlisted for an international award alongside some of the world’s biggest global health technology providers.

The Sports Technology Awards nomination comes in the ‘Best Fitness and Participation Technology’ category for the hugely successful integration of Water Wellbeing and Good Boost to support improved health and wellbeing.

This nomination is among five other programmes chosen by more than 50 judges to make the shortlist. The other nominees are Apple Fitness+, BatFast, citywave, Kayezen and Playfinity.

The awards recognise and celebrate tech-led innovation in sport and are known as ‘The Oscars of Sports Technology’.

This nomination builds on the partnerships’ recent success, which saw Swim England and Good Boost pick up two prestigious awards at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Awards 2022.

One of those awards was the Public Health Ministers Awards, which is chosen from all of the award category winners and recognises excellence and innovation in supporting public health.

The Water Wellbeing programme has successfully brought Good Boost’s aquatic rehabilitation offer to pools, for people with musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, and others struggling with chronic pain, poor mobility and recovering from surgery.

Taking Water Wellbeing to the global stage

Swim England’s Learn to Swim and Workforce Director, Jon Glenn, credited the work of the partnership.

He said: “Our partnership with Good Boost over the last five years has not only shown that we can get more people to experience the benefits of being in water for their own personal health and wellbeing, but has also strengthened the development of the product which is growing in recognition both within and outside of our sector.

“With a growing number of pools also using our Water Wellbeing accreditation, supporting them to create more accessible, inclusive and welcoming environments, adding to that the growth of Good Boost is further reinforcing the importance and relevance of pools to local health systems and partnerships.”

Good Boost CEO, Ben Wilkins, explained the significance of being nominated, adding: “The Sports Technology Awards are the largest and most prestigious awards for exercise, physical activity and sport technology on the planet.

“Good Boost and Swim England have been selected to be one of six finalists in the ‘Best Fitness and Participation Technology’ category, which is focused on supporting inactive people and underserved communities to transition to being active, which the Water Wellbeing programme delivers on exceptionally.

“As a partnership, we are a finalist alongside some of the biggest exercise technology organisations in the world, a huge achievement in itself, highlighting the quality and calibre of these awards and what we have achieved together so far.

“Winning this award would sit alongside our incredible award win at the Royal Society of Public Health awards last year and recognise our combined tireless energy and effort in making aquatic spaces accessible for people living with health conditions.

“We’re taking Water Wellbeing to the global stage!”

Find more information on the Water Wellbeing programme here and to learn more and enquire further about Good Boost, click here.