Month: April 2021


When I started as Chair of SE Masters Working Group (MWG), I promised to 
be open and transparent. As part of that promise, I am pleased to 
announce the first Masters Town Hall meeting for English masters on 
Thursday 6th May.
The objective is to share what has happened in the past year and, more 
importantly, looking forward to the challenges and topics that are 
coming the Masters Working Group's way.
It is also an opportunity to hear about some initiatives for competition 
in times of Covid from Glen Isaacs (SE Region) and Suzy Hegg (Lincs).
I will be sharing the priorities and longer-term initiatives and how you 
can get involved in shaping Masters, having your say, and become part of 
a team that has to make, sometimes difficult, decisions.
I will also answer questions you may have but am asking for these to be 
submitted prior to the Town Hall meeting. I will do my best to address 
as many as I can within the time.
The meeting starts at 7pm and should not last more than 90 minutes. If 
you want to join, click on the link below to register. On the 
registration page is also the email address to send your questions to.
I look forward to seeing many of you on the night.
Sue Haigh
Devon Masters Rep


The Masters Working Group Chair, Jeroen Peters, has organised a 'Townhall Meeting' for Masters swimmers on 6 May starting at 7 pm

The meeting has a number of objectives:

* Informing masters of developments regarding the MWG and recruitment of 
MWG members

* Topics and agenda for the new MWG (call for candidates to consider/put 
themselves forward)

* Share information on return to competition

* Share information on different initiatives that are happening with 
Masters: ie “virtual” Inter County Competition (SE region) and Masters 
Internet League.

    * SE Master Championships in Sheffield

    * National Inter County Competition

    * Officiating standards at Masters events

    * Masters Coaching training/CPD

    * Club Development

    * Mentoring scheme

    * Membership (Cat 1/2)

Speakers presenting during the meeting will be Jeroen Peters, Glen Isaacs 
(SE region on Virtual Intercounty comp)) and Suzy Hegg (Lincs on 
Internet league).

To ensure the Q&A will be orderly and manageable, questions need to be 
submitted beforehand, as questions on the night will be limited to explanation 
and clarification on what is presented.

If you have questions for the meeting, please send them to:

The link for joining the meeting will be published shortly on this website. 
The link will also be advertised on the “Unofficially” British Masters Swimming Facebook page and it is hoped it will appear on the official SE Masters page as well. 

Sue Haigh

Return to Competition

Following Swim England’s publication of the Return to Competition (Return to Competition Document) and guidance from the Regional Licencing officer the following information has been made available.

While is this information is correct at this time you should check the Swim England website for the most recent information and Guidance.

Delivery Timeline of return

12th April 2021 – Level X restarts

26th April 2021 – Licencing reopens for Single Club Level 4 Applications only

17th May 2021 – Single Club Level 4 starts

1st June 2021 – Applications for all Licence Levels open (New Forms to be used)

21st June 2021 – All Licence Levels applications open

22nd August – Level X ends

Meet Promoters should be aware that for the reminder of this year Licencing will be restricting the number of meets that Clubs can run to a maximum of 2 each. This restriction of 2 Licenced Meets will not apply to Level 4 meets. As in previous years there are some dates which are blacked out and no other Licenced Meets will be permitted on these dates.

Currently 24/25th July and 31st July/1st August are blacked out for the Regional Festival of Swimming.

No Licence will be issued for a Meet unless it has gone through the County Licence Officer first. The Licence application process is being updated with new forms and requirements. These new forms are yet to be published by Swim England but will be available shortly. In addition to the Meet pack there will also be a requirement to include information around COVID Risk Assessments. Fuller details can be found in the Return to Competition document.

Any application for a Licence using old Forms or missing COVID information will be rejected by the Regional Licencing Officer.

Further information and updates will be published when available.