British Swimming is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain. It is responsible internationally for the high performance representation of the sport.
The members of British Swimming are the three Home Countries national governing bodies of England (ASA), Scotland (Scottish Swimming) and Wales (Swim Wales).
British Swimming seeks to enable its athletes to achieve gold medal success at the Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. It helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all its sports.
Swim England’s vision is of a nation swimming and it strives to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them. Swim England works with partners to create engaging programmes that enable everyone to be active, have fun and stay healthy through swimming. Each month millions of people are able to enjoy swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming because they have been through Swim England’s renowned Learn to Swim Programme. Swim England is committed to helping people stay safe in the water and works to ensure water safety is kept high on the national agenda.
At its heart, Swim England is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting its clubs and members to develop and succeed. It also maintains the laws of the sport and runs world-class national events that are open to all.
Swim England also operates a comprehensive range of qualification and education programmes for teachers, coaches, officials and tutors. For more information visit swimming.org/swimengland