A nationwide shortage of 8,000 swimming teachers is preventing more than half a million youngsters from learning a vital life skill, warns Swim England.
Swimathon Foundation has today announced the launch of the Swimathon Festival 2021, set to take place between the 10th and 12th September of this year. The Festival will see Swimathon and Open Water Swimathon events taking place on the same weekend for the first time, in a major celebration of swimming across the country.
Swimming has returned – how wonderful. I do hope you’ve had a chance to get back in the pool now that outdoor and indoor facilities alike can reopen across the country.
Swimathon Foundation is delighted to see the proposed reopening of swimming pools included in the Government’s roadmap out of Covid-19, with a staggered return taking place in the coming months.
Anthony Kendal OBE, Chair of the Swimathon Foundation, sums up his thoughts and hopes for Swimathon, fundraising and swimming in 2021.