What is the Youth Advisory Panel?
The Youth Advisory Panel is a group of young people aged between 16–25 years old. Collectively, they act as representatives for all young people involved in the sport of aquatics, providing them with a voice.
The Youth Advisory Panel meets up to four times per year, usually for a four hour meeting at a weekend, and typically in Loughborough at the Head Offices of Swim England. Meetings are led by the Youth Advisory Panel chair, who is supported by a vice chair, with both being elected from the Youth Advisory Panel membership, by their peers. In addition to attendance at meetings, there may be a small amount of work required between meetings, and some online surveys sent by Swim England to seek more immediate feedback on a particular topic. Youth Advisory Panel members’ expenses for travelling to and from meetings are covered by Swim England to ensure that these are accessible to all.
Who are we looking for?
(b) Water polo
(c) Synchronised swimming
(d) Open water
(e) Para Swimming
What are we looking for?
We are looking for dedicated new members who will be committed to attending meetings, contributing to discussions and working collaboratively with their Youth Advisory Panel peers. We are looking for passionate young people who want to positively influence the experiences of other young people involved in the sport and to act as representatives for them. If you think this could be you then please apply!
*Applicants can be active in swimming but one of the disciplines listed above must be their primary focus.
**Applications will be considered from individuals who are not members as long as the application demonstrates significant experience of sports participation and/or volunteering.
The application process has two steps – an online application form and a video submission
Please complete the online application by clicking on this link:-
Please complete the online personal details form and submit a video no longer than 2 minutes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your video should focus on:-
Discuss an issue in sport which is important to you
Who will review the applications?
Applications which meet the criteria will be reviewed by the current Youth Panel who will decide on who should join as new members.
Closing Date: September 30th 2018
Meeting Date: November 2018
Good luck with the applications.