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Registration of Open Water Clubs

An important development concerning the registration of Open Water clubs.

All clubs that run Open Water as a discipline or as a stand-alone Open Water club need to ensure that this is reflected in their current constitution and that they are registered with Swim England as an Open Water club/having an Open Water section. Please see advice from Sharon Lock (National Development Officer for Masters and Open Water) re: this process. 

1.      Any club who has organised open water swimming activities should have a constitution that specifies it is doing open water swimming OR, uses the term aquatics (which covers Open Water swimming) in their constitution.

2.      For those clubs that have got Open Water activities they should have ticked Open Water on their membership renewal submission – if they haven’t they will not show on the Integra list of Open Water clubs.

Therefore you need to:

A.     Check your club's constitution and amend if necessary

B.     Inform Martyn Hudson from the Swim England Membership Team that the club has Open Water activities – he will then adjust the clubs record accordingly. Martyn can be contacted on Martyn.Hudson@swimming.org or by phone on 01509 640740.

Please ensure your club and network is aware of this please.
  • Please check the regional list of Open Water clubs and advise Stephanie Gadd (stephanie.gadd@swimming.org) if your Club is missing or you know of any other Open Water club missing in Somerset.
  • Alert your club committee, Club Registration Officer and Secretary to let them know about the need to register their Open Water activity with Swim England and include this in their constitution.
  • Please ensure the relevant checks and inclusions are made before submitting revisions to your Constitution for approval to Mark Wells, Somerset ASA Constitution and Rules Regulator who leads on checking our Club's constitutions.



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Published
30.06.2019