Swim Wales is the National Governing Body for Aquatics and it associated disciplines in Wales which include Swimming, Water-Polo, Para Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming, Open Water and Masters Swimming. 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 Aquatic 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 participate commencing with learn to swim programmes in a safe and fun environment.
Swimming is a vital lifesaving skill and Swim Wales is committed to ensuring their development work includes and provides everyone the opportunity to learn to swim through Swim Wales learn to swim framework.
Swim Wales affiliated organisations are currently structured regionally, with over 80 affiliated member clubs who together have a combined membership of over 11,000 members across South East Wales, West Wales and North Wales regions. Acknowledgement must be given to the huge legion of volunteers who give up their time freely in clubs.
Swim Wales manages the development of competitive swimming to progress skills from foundation to international level, and organises competitions, including closed, national and open championships to provide relevant opportunities.
We are committed to providing an environment that is open to everyone and free from harm, our affiliated organisations are required to adopt Swim Wales Child Safeguarding Policy and Swim Wales Adults at Risk Policy and to have a club Welfare Officer whose responsibility is to embed the good practises the policies portray.
Swim Wales is based at Wales National Pool, Sketty, Swansea. SA2 8QG