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Pool Operators

The Big Splash is the world's biggest celebration of swimming and we've joined forces with the BBC to help spread the word. Fancy helping us make a splash? Then read on.

The aims of the Big Splash are simple – to encourage new people into the pool and help those who already swim to swim more often. 

You can help us to make the Big Splash a great success by helping to convert all those people who are inspired to get swimming to have a great experience in your pool!

Want to become a Big Splash pool?

Great news!

Please contact your local ASA Aquatic Officer or email bigsplash@swimming.org.  We’ll be happy to tell you more about the Big Splash and how you can get involved.

And once I've signed up?

Firstly, give yourself a slap on the back for making the right decision and signing up!

Now, sit back and read on about the best ways to reap the benefits of being a Big Splash pool:

  1. Nominate an individual per site to coordinate all your Big Splash activities.
  2. Promote your existing pool programmes as part of the Big Splash campaign using Big Splash branded posters/notices/leaflets in your centre.  You can download the Big Splash logo and branded templates.
  3. Hold Big Splash sessions to attract new swimmers to your centre.  For example:
    • Big Splash Open days to showcase your centre
    • Adult learn and refresher sessions
    • Stroke improvement sessions
    • Big Splash training sessions as part of your standard lane swim time
  4. Promote the Big Splash prominently in your centre using the materials we’ll provide:
    • External banner
    • Internal pull-up banner for you reception area
    • Posters for use around your centre
    • Desk top tent card for your reception desk
    • Flyers for your leaflet area
    • Button and PDF for your website
  5. Promote the Big Splash and your events to your local media.  You can download a press release to help you to do this.
  6. Tell us how you’re celebrating the Big Splash.  If you are running an event at your pool or have a story that you think would be good content for the Big Splash website, the Big Splash newsletter, or the BBC please e-mail bigsplash@swimming.org.  We’d love to hear from you.

Head to Resources now for all the downloadable Big Splash content you will need.


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