Welfare and safeguarding

Wavepower – the ASA child safeguarding policy and procedures

Wavepower 2020/2023 is the Swim England Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures manual and replaces all previous ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures documents.

All Swim England affiliated clubs should adopt and implement Wavepower 2020/2023. The theme of Wavepower 2020/2023 is to safeguard children and young people in line with current legislation and guidance. 

The responsibility to safeguard children in our clubs and related activities lies will all those involved in the sport and is not the sole responsibility of any one person at club, county or national level. 

Safeguarding children should become an integral part of all club activities and create a culture that provides a safe, happy and fun environment in which children can learn to swim and develop to a level appropriate for their ability.

Swim England Team Manager, Coach and Chaperone Policy FAQ’s

Download the fully interactive Wavepower.

If you have any concerns:

Police Child Protection Investigation Team

Swimline ASA/NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 0808 100 4001

Guidance on club supervision ratios

Applicable from 1st September 2023

Sussex Welfare & Safeguarding Officer

Contact  Chris Hobbs Tel: 01323 728649

Swimwear guidance

The Swim England Swimming Management Group were asked to consider a relaxation of Regulation 411, for individuals who as a result of either their religious beliefs or a pre-existing medical condition would like to wear a swimsuit which would otherwise be considered “Illegal” at a competitive swimming event.

Download the Swimwear Guidance document.