Concussion Policy

Concussion guidance – If in doubt, sit them out!

A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head, neck or face.

Symptoms may start immediately but, in some cases, can be delayed in onset for a few minutes up to hours after the trauma.

Concussion results in a range of clinical signs and symptoms that may or may not involve loss of consciousness.

Resolution of the clinical and cognitive features typically follows a sequential course. However, in some cases symptoms may be prolonged.

Loss of consciousness does not always occur in concussion. It can happen to anyone of any age but children under 18 are more susceptible and may take longer to recover than adults.

Swim England has produced a full guidance document on the subject of concussion, with an accompanying summary document.

Please see the links below to download these documents.