Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

Accessibility - Text Only - Display Options - Accessibility

Useful Equality Resources for Clubs

The ASA has put together many useful equality-related resources for our clubs and members. Below is a collection of some of those resources.

Sport and Recreation AllianceOverview of the Equality Act

These can be found in a toolkit, kindly shared by the Sports and Recreation Alliance, here: Requirements of the Equality Act 2010:

Template Policy Documents

Equality and Diversity in Swimming

  • Swimwear and Equality: a guidance note.
  • Charter for Action: Communication Toolkit for clubs signing up to the Charter for Action, an array of resources to help communicate the message.
  • The ASA has recently worked with The National Deaf Children’s Society in putting together a new resource Deaf Friendly Swimming, for swimming teachers, coaches and parents to help teach deaf children to swim.
  • British Disability has prepared a new Toolkit to assist teachers and coaches in identifying talented disability swimmers.
  • The ASA has prepared short guide to Encouraging New Disability Swimmers in your Club.
  • Disability swimming has put together an excellent resource on the inclusion of swimmers with a disability. Although written prior to the Equality Act 2010, the resource continues to be provide practical guidance for teachers, coaches and clubs.
  • Pride Sport have recently published some useful, practical Guidance to support LGBT participation in swimming. Click here to download the Pride Sport document.
  • Faith Calendars can be useful tools for clubs when planning events. For example, the BBC has a easy to use and free calendar available here.


Camera LensePlease click here for the latest information packed edition of the Equality – Focus on Sport Newsletter, produced by Vaga Associates.

Check out the Speedo Hero Series Subscribe to Swimming Times today for all the latest aquatics news IoS Training For Level 2 Teaching Qualifications Sign up to the ASA School Swimming Charter. We're taking swimming seriously, are you?