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.

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Swimming and Other Water Sports

Once you can swim a whole host of water sports become available to you. Learn more in our swimming and water sports section.

Whether you give them a go just for fun, or become a serious athlete, once you start there’ll be no stopping you!

Swimming and canoeing

A canoe is a type of boat that ranges in size from being small enough for one person to sit or kneel inside to fitting up to several people sitting down. A paddle is used to propel the canoe along a river, lake or in the sea.

Swimming and surfing

Surfing is a sport where you stand on a surfboard and ride the crest of a wave (usually in the sea) back to the shore. You’ll need to be fit to surf as it’s pretty intense!

Swimming and water-skiing

Water skiing is exactly how it sounds – you’re wearing a pair of special skis and you glide across the surface of the water. You’ll be pulled by a boat usually, or sometimes by cables.

Swimming and wind surfing

Windsurfing is a cross between surfing and sailing. A board has a lightweight sail on it, that is able to swing round, allowing the person on the board (called a sailor) to catch a wind and propel them.

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