There is a a desperate need for properly trained swimming teachers who can work in schools, clubs and community groups. Without more qualified swimming teachers thousands of children in schools up and down the country are not being taught how to swim; endangering lives now and limiting the experiences they might have in later life. Continue reading
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Pools and community groups have started to receive funding for a variety of fantastic community projects up and down the country through the Swimathon Community Grants Scheme.
The grants, which were managed in partnership with the Swimming Trust and British Swimming, offered funding to organisations and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community and encourage more people to take part in swimming. Grants from £300 to £2,500 have been awarded so far.