More than 100 swimmers join Diploma in Sporting Excellence programme – The Home of Swimming |

More than 100 swimmers have been selected to be a part of Swim England’s Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme for 2023-2025.
120 swimmers have joined the government-funded programme is fully integrated into all Swim England talent pathways and offers the perfect environment for athletes to harmoniously combine their sport and education.
The latest cohort attended their induction day at Loughborough College on Wednesday 25 October where they took part in four separate workshops.
Each of the workshops were led by one of Swim England’s Sport Science and Medicine support practitioners to provide the athletes with the knowledge and skills they need to integrate what they’ve learnt into their home club programmes.
Alex Stoyel ran a session on Psychology, Josh Dyson on nutrition, Craig Robertson on Physiology and Tom McManus led a workshop on technical skills.
DiSE athletes will be invited to a number of Swim England workshops, camps, club visits and online one-to-one progress reviews, supported by professional coaches, specialist practitioners, talent staff and DiSE assessors across the next two years.
The workshops are tailored around the qualification specification and focus on the skills, knowledge and competence to achieve sporting excellence.
The ultimate goal of the programme is to continue their development to help ‘prepare the athletes for a lifelong, high-performance journey in aquatics.’
Speaking about the induction, Swim England DiSE Assessor Manager Darren Sims said: “We’re delighted to welcome the latest group of athletes on to the DiSE programme.
“It will give these talented the skills, knowledge and ability to pursue their full potential in sporting excellence, alongside developing the skills and qualifications for their career in or out of the pool.
“We have a number of workshops planned throughout the year to support in their development and each athlete will be allocated an experienced Swim England DiSE Assessor to support them every step of the way.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity and we can’t wait to watch them grow both as athletes and people throughout the next two years.”
You can find out more about the DiSE programme here and you can also check out the latest selections and more about the induction days for the artistic swimmers, divers  and water polo players that have joined the scheme.