Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing
and promoting sport and active lifestyles. A Welsh Government
Sponsored Body, its vision is to 'Unite a proud sporting nation
where every child is hooked on sport for life and where Wales is a
nation of champions'. Sport Wales is also responsible for
distributing National Lottery funds to sport in Wales. Sport Wales
and Swim Wales work closely together to support the swimming
pathway in Wales.
As principal partner with British Swimming and Swim Wales, British
Gas is supporting the sport at every level and across all six
disciplines - Swimming, Disability, Water Polo, Synchronised
Swimming, Diving and Open Water. From supporting children learning
to swim, to celebrating our elite athletes and inspiring the next
generation, British Gas is investing in helping Wales achieve more
in the water. British Gas currently sponsors the Free
Swims for Britain programme, which is in addition to Welsh Government's Free Swimming
We are pleased to have the generous support of Speedo,
the world's leading swimwear brand. Speedo is passionate about life
in and around the water, supporting swimming from grass roots
through to elite, and creating revolutionary new technologies,
designs and innovations. Speedo generously offers Swim Wales
members a 10% discount on items purchased in our online store.
The Kellogg's Swim Active project funds more than
30 projects across the UK which aim to break down the barriers that
prevent people from participating in swimming.
Through their partnership with British Swimming and Swim Wales,
Kellogg's have been able to fund schemes such as introducing
lessons for disabled children, providing transport to pools in
rural locations and providing free swim passes for carers.
Kellogg's annual Swim Active Grant Scheme has also invested more
than £75,000 each year across the UK to support swimming projects
nationwide. The funding, administered through the Swimming Trust,
is offered to projects that increase swimming participation within
under-represented communities and worthwhile organisations.
British Swimming is the national governing
body of Swimming, Water polo, Synchronised Swimming, Diving and
Open Water in Great Britain. It is a limited company whose
shareholders are of the national governing bodies of England
(Amateur Swimming Association), Scotland (Scottish Swimming), and
Wales (Swim Wales). Responsible internationally for the high
performance representation of the sport, British Swimming seeks to
enable its athletes to achieve gold medal success at the Olympics,
Paralympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.