Swim England

A nation swimming

Members - Get your nominations in for this year's Swim England National Awards

Swim England National Awards 2022

The Swim England National Awards return in 2022 with the winners to be announced at a live ceremony inside the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham on Saturday 26 November.

The Awards will recognise and celebrate the incredible spirit of our aquatic community especially evident during these challenging times. The Awards will showcase individuals and groups who create and foster the community spirit of aquatics.

Nominations are now open.

2022 National Awards categories

Club Awards

Swim England Sport Club of the Year

The Sport Club of the Year focuses on recognising clubs affiliated to Swim England who continually go above and beyond for their members, providing excellent service in both wet and dry land activities. This award focuses on clubs who create and foster the community spirit of aquatics.

The Sport Club of the Year award is discipline specific and will recognise achievements from the Artistic Swimming, Diving, Swimming and Water Polo clubs.

Criteria:

  • Must be SwimMark accredited
  • Must be able to show they are excelling in one or more of the following areas:
  • Have demonstrated innovation to grow membership
  • Have demonstrated club sustainability
  • Have demonstrated club growth
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer recruitment
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer training

People Awards

Swim England Youth Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises a Swim England member who, at a young age, has shown commitment to volunteering at their club, county, region or nationally. Their volunteering is making a positive impact and this volunteer is a great example of a role model for others.

The volunteering activity can be club, county, regional or national based and is delivered through Swim England club environment and in recognized competition. There is no requirement for the nomination to detail activity at every level, the importance is placed on the impact of the volunteering activity.

Criteria:

  • Must be a Swim England member of any category
  • Must be active in a club setting on a regular basis
  • Volunteering must encompass more than coaching
  • Can be an event volunteer at county, regional or national level
  • Must be 21 years old or under
  • Must not be paid
  • The nomination may contain details of activities older than 12 months but with notable achievements in the last 12 months
Swim England Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises a Swim England member whose contribution is seen as invaluable and their efforts are instrumental in the work to support the delivery of aquatic sport.

Their volunteering is making a positive impact and this volunteer is a great example of a role model for others.

The volunteering activity can be at club, county, regional or national level, and is delivered through Swim England club environment. There is no requirement for the nomination to detail activity at every level, the importance is placed on the impact of the volunteering activity.

Criteria:

  • Must be a Swim England member of any category
  • Must be active in a club setting on a regular basis
  • Volunteering must encompass more than coaching
  • Can be an event volunteer at county, regional or national level
  • Must be 22 years old or older
  • Must not be paid
  • The nomination may contain details of activities older than 12 months but with notable achievements in the last 12 months
Swim England Technical Official of the Year

This award recognises a Swim England Technical Official, of any discipline, whose contribution is seen as invaluable and their efforts are instrumental in the work to support the delivery of aquatic sport through technical officiating.

Their volunteering is making a positive impact and this volunteer is a great example of a role model for others.

The volunteering activity can be club, county, regional or nationally based, and is delivered through Swim England club environment. There is no requirement for the nomination to detail activity at every level, the importance is placed on the impact of the volunteering activity.

Criteria:

  • Must be a Swim England member of any category
  • Must hold a recognised technical official qualification or certification relevant to their role and activity
  • Must be officiating on a regular basis
  • Can be an event volunteer at county, regional or national level
  • There is no age limit
  • Must not be paid
  • The nomination may contain details of activities older than 12 months but with notable achievements in the last 12 months
Swim England Coach of the Year

This award recognises a Swim England coach who has made an outstanding commitment to coaching within the sport and has supported and inspired athletes to achieve their personal best. This coach may help to mentor and support other coaches, and aim to increase participation within the sport whilst being able to demonstrate improved performance of individuals or teams.

The coaching activity can be club, county, regional or national based and is delivered through Swim England environment and in recognized competition. There is no requirement for the nomination to detail activity at every level, the importance is placed on the impact of the coaching activity.

Criteria:

  • Must be a Swim England qualified coach
  • Must be a member of the Coaching and Teaching Register
  • All qualifications must be registered with Swim England
  • Must be coaching at a Swim England affiliated club, either paid or unpaid
  • Must be a Swim England member
  • Can be in a paid or voluntary position
  • The nomination may contain details of activities older than 12 months but with notable achievements in the last 12 months
Swim England Youth Champion of the Year

(awarded by Swim England Youth Advisory Panel)

This award recognises individuals who continue to champion the voice of the young people within aquatics, have a clear passion for the sport and made a volunteering commitment or advocacy through campaigning, fundraising or committee work.

Athlete Award

Swim England Spirit of Aquatics

This award is for an individual who has accomplished notable sporting achievements in the water in any aquatic discipline. This individual will have completed the activity in a Swim England club, county, regional or national setting.

Criteria:

  • Must be a Swim England member
  • Must be a member of a Swim England affiliated club
  • All notable achievements must have been accomplished in the last 12 months
  • Must not be part of the England Talent Programme or a British Swimming Performance Programme
Top