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Swim England East Region

Swim England East Region

By Swim England East Region
Our podcast is here to share stories and guidance to help those in the swimming world and beyond. We oversee six counties and approximately 125 clubs to offer the best possible aquatics provision.

You can find out more on our website - or you can find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram - just search for 'Swim England East Region'.

If you have any questions about the show and would like to get in touch, please email
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S2:E13 - A live Q&A with the Regional Talent Officer and Head Coach for the 2020 Regional Development Programme
Following the fascinating discussions with our three practitioners (see episode 10, 11 and 12) from nutrition, psychology and strength and conditioning, today's discussion is a chance for a Regional Development Programme athletes to ask anything swimming related to the Regional Talent Officer and Regional Head Coach.  The ISL is mentioned in the discussion - find out more here: Make sure you click subscribe to the podcast you are kept up to date with future episodes and follow our social media pages: Instagram - @seeastregion Twitter - @SEEastRegion Facebook - Swim England East Region Youtube - Swim England East Region
October 22, 2020
S2:E12 - Nutrition Q&A with Jasmine Campbell
Our final Q&A in this three-part series and we are talking all things nutrition with Jasmine Campbell.  The presentation that precedes this Q&A can be found here: In the discussion, Jasmine mentions two books, both by Anita Bean. You can find all of Anita's books on her website.  As part of the national resources during lockdown, Jasmine has also done some Youtube videos, which can be found on Swim England's channel.  You can contact Jasmine through her website and follow her on Twitter. 
October 20, 2020
S2:E11 - Psychology Q&A with Helen Davis from Think. Believe. Perform.
Following on from our digital development camp programmes this year, we have three great Q&A's to share with you. This is the second of three shows, all of which you can find on our podcast landing page.  Today we are talking psychology and we're in discussion with Helen Davis of Think. Believe. Perform.  The presentation preceding this Q & A can be found here Some recommended books from the discussion were: The podcast recommendations were the Sport Psych Show Podcast and 80% Mental Podcast Helen's website is You can find Helen on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
October 20, 2020
S2:E10 - Strength and Conditioning Q&A with Performance Herts
Following the success of a digital camp delivery model this year, we offered an open question and answer session for every single 2008-born swimmer and their parents in the East Region. Today's discussion is with Fiona from Performance Herts and the questions are live from budding swimmers around our six counties.  The presentation that preceded this discussion can be found here: Contact info: Social media Website: YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Also, these were the bands Fiona was referring to in the discussion: Mini Bands set Resistance Bands set of 3
October 20, 2020
S2:E9 - Lessons from the swimming journey. A Discussion with Caroline Peaty
What is it like being a swimming parent? What is it like juggling siblings, a job and the huge commitment swimming entails? In this discussion we interview Caroline Peaty, mother of the swimming legend Mr Adam Peaty. She shares some fascinating insights into her journey and offers some wonderful tips for parents who are navigating their own routes through the swimming world.   Make sure you subscribe to our podcast to keep up to date with all our new resources and they go live. Swim England East Region Youtube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 
October 01, 2020
S2:E8 - Coaching - An introduction to, Butterfly
As part of our Introduction to series for coaches, Ben Negus from City of Peterborough shares some time with us to reflect on coaching swimmers on Butterfly. You can follow Ben, Swim England East Region and The East Region Swimming Coaches Network on Twitter.  The notes to accompany this podcast can be found on our coaching pages on our website. 
September 29, 2020
S1:E7 - Lockdown - Another story from one of the regions part time coaches...who is also working full time in a hospital.
Our seventh show is with Tom Suckling, a part time coach with Ware Swimming Club. Tom's full time profession is as a learning disability nurse  within mental health services and he's currently working at a hospital in Hertfordshire. He's got some great tips on staying engaged, healthy and positive in these difficult times. 
April 02, 2020
S1:E6 - Lockdown - A view from the part time coaches perspective
Today's discussion is sharing the story from Jack Jackson of Watford Swimming Club. Click here to interact with Jack. Some great ideas for the coaches out there and some lovely messages for the athletes as well. 
March 30, 2020
S1:E5 - Lockdown - Riding out the challenges and seeing the opportunities, a discussion with Jazz Carlin
A great insight with double Olympic Medalist Jazz Carlin. Lots of great insights from some of the challenges she had across her career including missing a home Olympics. Jazz has released some great free resources on her website and is very interactive on both Twitter and Instagram through the tag @JazzCarlin 
March 26, 2020
S1:E4 - Lockdown - A discussion with 'Working with Parents in Sport'
On this episode we speak to Gordon MacLelland, The CEO of Working With Parents In Sport. He's got some great insights for us to help support parents in these difficult times. If you want to know more about the range of resources WWPIS has, head over to or interact with him on twitter through his tag @_WWPIS. 
March 24, 2020
S1:E3 - Lockdown - The view from the athletes perspective. A discussion with Team Ipswich's Reg Lloyd
Today’s show features a great discussion with Reg Lloyd. Reg is one of our best senior athletes in the East Region and he just takes us on a quick journey through how he is managing the current situation and keeping a positive mindset. If you want to interact to Reg he is happy to take question so head over to Instagram and check out @reg_lloyd and if your club is looking for inspiration, Reg’s club are posting daily on their insta story and page - @teamipswich
March 20, 2020
S1:E2 - Lockdown - Support for parents managing difficult discussions
Richard Shorter - aka Non Perfect Dad, has previously worked with the region before supporting parents. Please check out the Swim England East Region Channel on Youtube. We thought it was a great time to get Richard sharing some ideas on how to manage conversations with athletes at this difficult time.  If  you want to interact with Richard on twitter  he is @nonperfectdad and his website where you  can sign up for the webinars are 
March 19, 2020
S1:E1 - Lockdown - Reframing the challenge as an opportunity. A discussion with Ben Higson, Swim Ireland Performance Coach
With so many athletes, parents and coaches facing difficult times due to the currently global situation, we have set up a podcast to help share stories and guidance that we hope will help everyone feel more optimistic. We aim to share resources, ideas and stories on a whole range of areas, covering psychology, nutrition, land work as well as many other themes.  Our first discussion will be with performance coach Ben Higson, who this week put out a great article on how we can reframe this situation so many of us find ourselves in. The article discussed can be found here:
March 18, 2020