Owner at Karen Pickering SWIM Ltd, Motivational Speaker & Swimming Commentator, Swimming Development Officer & Swim School Manager at Ardingly College
East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom
London Swim Stars
February 2015 to Present
The Karen Pickering SWIM Foundation
Founder & Chair
September 2013 to Present
Baby Swim Foundation
2009 to Present
British Athletes Commission
2008 to Present
Karen Pickering SWIM
2006 to Present
Karen Pickering Ltd
Key-note & motivational speaker
2005 to Present
BBC Radio 5 Live
2005 to Present
2005 to Present
Ambassador for Sport
2005 to 2010
Amateur Swimming Association
1986 to 2005
British Olympic Association
1992 to 2004
Swim Stars is a unique swim event combining elite performance with a lasting legacy for the local community. The top sprint swimmers in the world go head to head for big prize money in straight finals with the whole show being shown live on TV. The star swimmers also visit swim clubs & schools to deliver swim... Swim Stars is a unique swim event combining elite performance with a lasting legacy for the local community. The top sprint swimmers in the world go head to head for big prize money in straight finals with the whole show being shown live on TV. The star swimmers also visit swim clubs & schools to deliver swim clinics to local kids.
What company does Karen MBE work for?
Karen MBE works for London Swim Stars
What is Karen MBE's role at London Swim Stars?
Karen MBE is Event Manager
What industry does Karen MBE work in?
Karen MBE works in the Health, Wellness and Fitness industry.
Multi World & Commonwealth Champion. Motivational & after dinner speaker. Owner of Karen Pickering SWIM Ltd, providing high quality swim lessons to all ages & abilities. Developed swimming fitness/weight loss programmes delivered at venues across the UK and bespoke swim fitness/recovery programes for proffessional sports teams (inc Harlequins & England Rugby 7s) and elite athletes to compliment their sport specific training.Event Manager @ Swim Stars is a unique swim event combining elite performance with a lasting legacy for the local community. The top sprint swimmers in the world go head to head for big prize money in straight finals with the whole show being shown live on TV. The star swimmers also visit swim clubs & schools to deliver swim clinics to local kids. From February 2015 to Present (11 months) Founder & Chair @ Charity offering bursaries to children & adults for swimming lessons. Also working on a variety of projects including swimming fitness & weight loss, getting women & girls active & swimming for stress relief From September 2013 to Present (2 years 4 months) Owner/Co-Founder @ The first network of its kind - designed to bring everyone together, whether health visitors, parents or swim teachers - Baby Swim Foundation has been developed for anyone wanting to know about baby swimming. Through open forums, ideas can be developed, shared and explored and questions asked and answered. There is also an online shop, a list of swimming schools and swimming teachers using the Baby Swim Foundation teaching programme and the latest news and information on health and safety issues. It also provides guidelines and suggestions on how all the family can get involved in the experience, whether it’s encouraging grandparents to take babies to the pool or fathers to get involved at bath time. From 2009 to Present (6 years) Chair @ The BAC acts as the unified voice of all Olympic, Paralympic and World Class funded athletes. It communicates their views to the major decision makers within British sport, and promotes athlete representation within their sports. The BAC is also active in providing a number of other services to its membership. These include help and guidance on sporting, financial and legal issues as well as other discounts/benefits specifically for elite athletes. From 2008 to Present (7 years) Owner @ Karen Pickering SWIM was launched in 2006 to provide high quality, value for money swimming lessons at venues around the UK. Lessons are for all ages and abilities from babies to adults. Karen Pickering SWIM Slim and SWIM Tech & Fit courses are available for people who want to get into shape, like to swim to keep fit or want to take part in open water races/triathlons. Karen Pickering SWIM Elite is a bespoke swim programme designed for elite athletes from other sports for general fitness, recovery and rehab to compliment sport specific training From 2006 to Present (9 years) Key-note & motivational speaker @ Taking experiences from 20 years of international competition to the platform for personal appearances, conferences, motivational speaking, after-dinner speaking and hosting. Drawing on a successful career that was almost halted by a severe injury in a car accident to deliver messages that apply in equal measure to the world of sport and business. From 2005 to Present (10 years) Commentator @ Commentary on National & International swimming, diving & open-water swimming events. From 2005 to Present (10 years) Founder @ Annual British Swimmer of the Year Awards to celebrate the achievements of our athletes in swimming, diving, synchronised swimming, disability swimming. open water swimming and waterpolo. From 2005 to Present (10 years) Ambassador for Sport @ Team Ipswich was Ipswich Borough Council’s sports services and led many campaigns with its partners in the private and health sectors from 2005-2010 From 2005 to 2010 (5 years) International Swimmer @ From 1986 to 2005 (19 years) Olympian @ Competed for Great Britain in 4 Olympic Games. Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 & Athens 2004 From 1992 to 2004 (12 years) Brighton & Hove High School (GDST) From 1981 to 1990 Karen MBE is skilled in: Sports, Teaching, Fitness, Motivational Speaking, Presenter, Commentating, Swimming, Sports Writing, Press Releases, Radio Broadcasting, Athletics, Sponsorship, Sports Coaching, Digital Media, Public Relations
Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)
8 year(s), 3 month(s)
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