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Swim England Teaching and Education Awards and Conference

The Swim England Teaching and Education Awards and Conference is a superb, annual conference bringing together more than +350 people to network and discuss key topics relating to swimming.

The UK’s largest event for the swimming workforce

Developed between Swim England’s Learn to Swim experts and educator workforce, the conference aims to inspire teachers delivering the Learn to Swim Programme, tutors, CPD presenters, assessors, approved training centres and anyone delivering school swimming and water safety.

Find out below what you can expect from the awards evening and main conference below or use the links to access the awards nomination form, conference and awards booking form, or workshops overview.

Workshops Overview >

Conference and Awards Booking Form >

About the Awards >

Monday 30 November – Awards

Join us for an evening of fun and excitment, honouring the very best of our swimming workforce in the UK.

There will be nine awards categories, including Swim England Educator of the Year and Swim England Swimming Teacher of the Year. The nominations window for the 2020 will open soon.
View information about each of the categories here.

Ticket booking information will be available in the coming weeks.

Can I exhibit or sponsor the conference?

We have a number of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available at this conference. Please contact us for more details of the packages available conference@swimming.org | 01509 640 462

Other Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included?

  • Access to the full-day conference
  • Fantastic networking opportunities
  • Inspiring keynote and workshop speakers
  • Access to high-quality specialist workshops
  • Exclusive trade show offers
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day

Where do I go on arrival?

Make your way to the conference centre entrance where Swim England colleagues will be there to greet you and guide you to registration.

What accessibility is available?

Ramps and a lift are available to access workshop rooms, and a hearing loop is available for those who need it.

What if the workshop I’d like to book is full?

Workshops are available on a first come first served basis. Options may be limited if you do not book early.

What if I don’t remember which workshops I selected?

On your confirmation email the workshops you have chosen will be listed. Workshop information will also be included in your conference programme and name lanyard.

What if I’d like to change the workshops I have selected?

The workshops you have chosen at the time of booking will be allocated to you and we’re unable to make changes. Each workshop will have limited seating for the specified total of delegates booked onto each workshop.

What if I have a dietary requirement?

The venue restaurant are equipped to cater for any dietary requirement so there will be something available for all.

Will Swim England teams be there on the day?

Members of Swim England Educator Training, Learn to Swim and Swim England Qualifications teams will be in attendance.

Will I be able to provide feedback on the day?

We value all feedback, so after the event you’ll be emailed an online survey covering all aspects of the conference. We encourage everyone to complete this to make sure future events can be tailored to your needs.

Will I get the chance to ask questions on the day?

Swim England colleagues will be available throughout the day. There will also be an opportunity to ask live questions. Further information will be given on the day.

What can I share on social media about the conference?

We would love you to share your experiences of the day on your own social media feeds – whether on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat etc. Use the hashtag #SwimConf in all your posts. You can tag in @Swim_England on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Swim England – and of course any of the keynote speakers. You can also share your pictures from the day.

I need to cancel my place. Can I receive a refund?

If you cancel your booking before midnight 1 October 2019, a 50 percent refund will be issued. After this time no refunds will be issued.

Are any discounts available?

The early bird and standard rate pricing for this year’s event will be confirmed in due course:

Early bird day only £TBC
Standard day only £TBC

Early Bird Evening/B&B/Day £TBC
Standard Evening/B&B/Day £TBC

Early Bird B&B/Day £TBC
Standard B&B/Day £TBC

Early bird Evening/Day £TBC
Standard Evening/Day £TBC

Need help?

If you have a question about the conference, you may find the answer in our FAQs above.

Alternatively you can contact the team at any time: conference@swimming.org | 01509 640 462