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

How To Swim Faster

Most people want to swim faster. There’s just something about the crisp gliding through the water that feels unbeatable. Here we show you how.

It's not all about swimming. 'Dry side' exercise is just as important for improving your swimming. Check out our land exercise section here.In order to get faster in the water, you need to ensure your technique on the stroke is smooth – too much splashing around will leave you tired.

Speed swimming is all about keeping streamlined, so arms must enter the water without causing too much drag, kick your legs from the hip (not just the ankle) to improve propulsion and use your core muscles to keep you balanced in the water.

Help to pick up the pace

Baby Swimming Lesson Guidelines - Teachers