Swim England Public Commitment Statement

Swimming is a sport without boundaries – which anyone and everyone can enjoy throughout their lives. Swim England’s mission is to create a happier, healthier and more successful nation through swimming.

Our vision of a nation swimming is wholly-inclusive. Inclusion is about recognising and removing any barriers faced by people involved or wanting to be involved in aquatics.

It is about ensuring that the culture of aquatic activity is one that values diversity and enables the full involvement of under-represented groups in every aspect.

It is a central principle of a dynamic and modern sports organisation that it can demonstrate democratic governance with progressive strategies and programmes.

Swim England is committed to being a fair, equitable and ethical world-class sporting organisation. We are committed to achieving equality in aquatics and are working with all stakeholders at every level to promote the highest standards of conduct and behaviour.

We aim to continuously improve understanding and proactively address any under-representation across all protected characteristics.

We embrace the spirit of all equalities legislation and are committed to eradicating any form of discrimination.

We will not tolerate discrimination – either directly or indirectly – on any grounds including race, disability, caste, social class or background, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, carer status, age, religious belief, creed, colour, or political persuasion.

We are also a proud signatory of the Charter for Action.

Swim England will take positive action to…
Eliminate discrimination
Comply with all statutory obligations and best practice
Meet the needs of our employees, volunteers and partner organisations
Make equality and equal treatment a core issue in the development, delivery, refinement, and application of our policies, procedures, initiatives and services and in the way we manage our people
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