Swim England and Everyone Active have kicked-off 2019 by launching a new three-year partnership
It is the first time the two organisations have formalised their collaboration, and will result in a more strategic approach to tackling inactivity and encouraging more people to engage in swimming.
Over the next three years, the national leisure operator and national governing body for swimming will focusing on a trio of key subjects in order to make improvements across all areas of aquatic activity.
They will work together to improve the health of the nation by encouraging people of all ages to swim more, increasing the number of young people learning to swim and supporting 500 additional swim teachers to gain qualifications.
Jacqui Tillman, head of swimming at Everyone Active, said: “We are delighted to have officially launched our partnership in this way. As the country’s national governing body for all things swim-related, Swim England brings assurance of quality and the highest standards, something that we are continuously striving to provide to both our members and colleagues.
“Our objectives have long been aligned, but formalising our partnership and committing to three years of working together has enabled us to outline key objectives and take a forward-thinking approach to improving swimming provision across the country. I am looking forward to putting our plans into action.”
Lesley Hill, head of strategic partnerships at Swim England, said: “Everyone Active has been a key partner of Swim England for many years.
“As one of the largest operators in the country with a proven record of delivering high-quality Learn to Swim programmes and a range of activities for swimmers of all ages to enjoy, we are delighted to be working together to make a real impact and create a nation of swimmers.”