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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.

The Swim England Teaching and Education Conference 2021 is taking place on Monday 29 November virtually.

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.


The Swim England Teaching and Education Awards evening will return this year. More details about the awards will be shared shortly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included?
  • Access to the full-day conference
  • Inspiring keynote and workshop speakers
  • Access to high-quality specialist workshops
Can I exhibit or sponsor the conference?

This year we are not taking on any sponsors or exhibitors this year.

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.

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 spaces for the specified total of delegates booked onto each workshop.

Will Swim England teams be available 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?

There will also be an opportunity to ask live questions within the workshops. 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 #SETEC2021 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.

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

Refunds will not be offered. Each workshop will be recorded on the day and, after the conference takes place, you will receive a link to the videos. You will have access to the videos for one month from the conference date.

Are any discounts available?

The early bird and standard rate pricing for this year’s event is as follows:

Early bird day conference – £35.00 (early bird ends Thursday 2 September)
Day conference – £40.00

If you are a Swim England Swim School Member, Swim England Educator or Institute of Swimming Member, this will cost £30.00. You will receive a discount voucher. If you have any questions, please contact conference@swimming.org

How are CIMSPA CPD points allocated for attendance?

Delegates will be sent a certificate for attending the event and they will then be able to add this to there CIMSPA account.

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.