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About Us

About Us

About Us

Swim Wales is the National Governing Body for swimming, water-polo, diving and associated aquatic disciplines in Wales. The organisation was formed in 1897 as the Welsh Amateur Swimming Association and adopted the trading name of Swim Wales in 2003.

It is responsible for establishing the laws of the sport, for organising certification and education programmes for coaches, officials and teachers, and for recreational swimming, aiming to ensure that everybody in Wales has the opportunity to learn to swim.

Swim Wales is structured regionally—with over 90 member clubs and a combined membership of over 30,000 members in the South East Wales, West Wales and North Wales regions—supporting their affiliated swimming, diving, water polo, masters and para clubs. It manages the development of competitive swimming sports from starter to international level, and organises competitions, including closed, national and open championships.

Swim Wales is based at the Wales National Pool, Sketty, Swansea.

Our Vision

A world leading National Governing Body delivering excellence, inspiring our nation to enjoy, participate, learn and compete in Welsh aquatics.