Swimming APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To promote swimming and other aquatic disciplines and to highlight the importance of swimming and water safety in schools.

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Recent Documents related to Swimming

10/06/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: made to Scottish Swimming; understands that Peter joined the Clydebank Amateur Swimming Club at the age

2. Keep all public swimming pools open during lockdown
02/11/2020 - Petitions

Found: population. Swimming is an exercise that many can enjoy, supporting wellness and wellbeing. Swimming pools

3. Allow swimming lessons to continue during lock down
04/11/2020 - Petitions

Found: Allowing swimming lessons (not leisure swimming). It is vital for young children’s development, water

4. Swim England - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
- View source

Found: inquiry.  As the English national governing body for swimming, our focus is on ensuring everyone has the opportunity

5. Children: Swimming and Life-saving Skills
01/03/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Eren Waitzman | 1 March 2019 Children: Swimming and Life-saving Skills QSD on 6 March 2019 This

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Swimming

1. Schools: Swimming and Life-saving Skills
06/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what plans they have to improve the swimming and life-saving skills of children provided through - Speech Link
2: sorry that the debate is happening so late.Swimming is a bit like riding a bike. Once you learn to - Speech Link

2. Cultural Centres and Sporting Facilities: North West Durham
01/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: for the people of Crook, who in 2011 had their swimming pool closed and demolished within weeks. Their - Speech Link
2: indoor and outdoor sports facilities, including swimming pools and leisure centres, have unfortunately - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Restrictions on Gyms and Sport
23/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: ”Natalia says:“Leisure centres, gyms and swimming pools are an essential part of our community and - Speech Link
2: case for why it is particularly important for swimming facilities to remain open throughout the outbreak - Speech Link

4. Coronavirus
07/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: there any news about reopening swimming pools? We have fantastic swimming clubs in South Derbyshire that - Speech Link
2: working with swimming pools. Of course, there is also some beautiful open water swimming in Derbyshire - Speech Link

5. Kidsgrove Sports Centre
09/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: alongside the commitment of the community to see swimming and sports brought back to Kidsgrove, is a source - Speech Link
2: family:“My four children have no access to swimming and sports now as I do not drive, and travel costs - Speech Link
3: longer forgotten in this House. Reopening the swimming pool in the existing sports centre represents - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Swimming
1. Swimming
asked by: Jane Hunt
... published by Swim England.

2. Swimming
asked by: Catherine West
... what steps her Department is taking to promote the uptake of outdoor swimming.

3. Swimming: Coronavirus
asked by: Jane Hunt
... what assessment his Department has made of the level of risk of closures to swimming facilities as a result of the covid-19 lockdown.

4. Swimming: Coronavirus
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
... if he will publish the scientific evidence that informed the decision to close outdoor swimming facilities during the January 2021 covid-19 national lockdown.

5. Swimming: Coronavirus
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
... if he will publish the scientific advice on which the decision to extend the latest covid-19 restrictions to outdoor swimming facilities is based.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Catherine West MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6141.

Email: catherine.west.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Philip Brownlie, Swim England, Pavilion 3, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3QF. Tel: 07583 092 013

Email: philip.brownlie@swimming.org


Swim England acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.swimming.org/

Benefits in Kind
28 Jan 2020
Swim England
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
6 Sep 2018
Swim England
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2018 To : 05/09/2019
6 Sep 2017
Swim England
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2017 To : 05/09/2018

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Swimming APPG

Former APPG Officers
None Portrait
Nicky Morgan
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Owen Smith Portrait
Owen Smith
Labour - Former Member for Pontypridd
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Collins of Highbury Portrait
Lord Collins of Highbury
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Neil Parish Portrait
Neil Parish
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tiverton and Honiton
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Cider , Wood Panel Industry
John Cryer Portrait
John Cryer
Labour - Leyton and Wanstead
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Holmes of Richmond Portrait
Lord Holmes of Richmond
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Conservative - Lewes
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
No other APPG Memberships