Early bird
tickets
available now!
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Bolton Arena
£Competitive + pension + benefits
Bolton, Greater Manchester
star job
Fife Sports and Leisure Trust Ltd
£56,107.80 - £63,165.86pa + benefits
Dunfermline, Scotland
Everyone Active
Competitive rates of pay
South Oxhey Leisure Centre, Watford
London South Bank University
£31,396 to £34,557, inclusive of £4,952 London Weighting
Southwark Campus, London
East Devon District Council
£41,418 - £48,474pa + local govt pension + benefits
Honiton, Devon

Swim Alliance launches to unite the UK sector and tackle existential threats

Swim Alliance launched to represent the sport with one voice
The new body pulls together operators, charities and NGBs
Participation, energy prices and open water pollution will be tackled
Debbie Kaye has been elected inaugural chair
Job opportunities
Fife Sports and Leisure Trust Ltd
£56,107.80 - £63,165.86pa + benefits
location: Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
more jobs

More than 20 organisations have joined together in the UK to form the Swim Alliance, which will advocate with one cohesive voice and work to overcome challenges facing the sport.

A number of key issues have been identified to work on, including increasing the learning to swim and participation levels among adults and children; tackling the impact of energy prices on municipal pools; increasing the use of swimming for health initiatives; ensuring that open water is safe and clean and increasing diversity in be sport.

Initially convened by Sport England, the founding members of the Swimming Alliance represent the diversity of the sector and include leisure operators, National Governing Bodies, charities and membership organisations.

Debbie Kaye, the former chair of the Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (CLOA), has been elected chair: “By working together and combining our expertise and resources we believe we’ll be able to achieve more. The partner bodies have a common cause and will be able to speak with a single voice – be that to government or to the general public – and collaborate effectively on solutions.

“Access to swimming in the UK is currently at risk, due to a multitude of factors. The number of children learning to swim is continuing to fall and the number of drownings are rising; increasing numbers of public swimming pools are threatened with closure due to high energy costs and the financial pressures on local authorities and Britain’s coast and rivers are experiencing unprecedented levels of water pollution. It’s crucial we act together and act now to ensure the situation gets better, not worse.”

Members of the Swimming Alliance include: Black Owned Swim Schools, Black Swimming Association, British Triathlon, Beyond Swim, CLOA, CIMPSA, Everyone Active, Freedom Leisure, GLL, Good Boost, Institute of Swimming (Swim England), Level Water, National Trust, Outdoor Swimmer Magazine, Places for People, Royal Life Saving Society, Speedo, Sport England, Swim England, Swimathon Foundation, Swimming Teachers Association and the Outdoor Swimming Society.

Sign up for FREE ezines, news alerts & magazines
Related news

Everyone Active takes over iconic London Aquatics Centre, plans to invest £1 million

06 Mar 2024
Everyone Active has taken over as operator of the London Aquatic Centre on behalf of ...

Safety guidelines address dangers of cold water immersion

27 Feb 2024
Australian exercise and active health trade body, AUSactive, has partnered with the national Royal Life ...
More than 20 organisations have joined together in the UK to form the Swim Alliance, which will advocate with one cohesive voice and work to overcome challenges facing the sport.
WAT,SWM,HAF,PUB
2024/THUMB353404_116274_574270.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 68,049
24 Jul 2024
Global online architecture platform Architizer has highlighted some of the world’s most innovative spa and wellness architecture concepts as part of its 12th Annual Architizer ... More
24 Jul 2024
Female health expert, The Well HQ has teamed up with training provider, The Fitness Group, to launch education courses aimed at upskilling PTs in female ... More
24 Jul 2024
Billingehus, a tranquil Swedish countryside retreat, has unveiled its new 2,000sq m spa and announced new plans for additional upgrades by 2025. Situated between Gothenburg ... More
23 Jul 2024
Bavarian destination spa and hotel Schloss Elmau is looking to celebrate the joy of dance by becoming the first wellness destination in the world to ... More
23 Jul 2024
Fitness-focused hospitality brand and management company Equinox Hotels has announced plans to open a modern new resort on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba ... More
23 Jul 2024
Finalists for the UK Active Awards 2024 have been announced. Winners from across the 14 categories will be revealed at a ceremony at the International ... More
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
23 Jul 2024
Midlands-based boutique operator, MK Health Hub, has launched a Pilates-inspired concept called MK Reformed, with plans to franchise. The first MK Reformed has opened in ... More
22 Jul 2024
Plans have been unveiled for La Maviglia, a new luxury resort and expansive medi-spa set to open in Italy's Puglia region, renowned for its Primitivo ... More
22 Jul 2024
US health and fitness giant, Planet Fitness, which flagged plans to launch in Spain back in February, has today (22 July) officially announced the opening ... More
19 Jul 2024
Auberge Resorts Collection will launch its first UK property and destination spa in Mayfair, London, in 2025, following a deal with UK-based global private investment ... More
19 Jul 2024
Urban Gym Group CEO Neil Randall talks in this month’s HCM about how being passed over for promotion taught him the resilience to power through ... More
19 Jul 2024
A large new mineral springs destination has launched in Texas, inspired by some of the world’s most famous hot springs – such as Jordan’s Dead ... More
18 Jul 2024
Boxing and strength franchise UBX has taken a step closer to realising its ambitions to be the largest boxing provider in the Middle East by ... More
18 Jul 2024
Fitness International has announced the acquisition of XSport Fitness, adding to its portfolio of brands, which includes LA Fitness, Esporta Fitness, City Sports Club and ... More
18 Jul 2024
A thought-provoking, US national probability study, The WELLSurvey™, has revealed that the majority of Americans now include several health and wellness practices in their everyday ... More
1 - 15 of 68,049
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd