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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.

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You may find additional information and support from these other organisations:

  • Royal Life Saving Society - The Royal Life Saving Society UK is a registered charity with a vision ‘To safeguard lives in, on and near water’. It is the governing body and leading provider of training and education in lifesaving, lifeguarding, water safety and life support skills in the UK.  
  • Surf Life Saving Great Britain - The Surf Life Saving Association of Great Britain (SLSGB) was formed in 1955. Volunteer clubs patrolled beaches at Bude and St Agnes in Cornwall and Brighton, their aim to protect, rescue and resuscitate bathers.
  • British Waterways - British Waterways is the organisation responsible for maintaining 2,200 miles (3,540km) of this inland waterway network today so that people can use it for a wide range of leisure activities.
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution - The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland.
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