British Swimming (organisation)

British Swimming (organisation)

Infobox Sport governing body
assocname= British Swimming
logo=‎ Britishswimminglogo-1-.png‎ abbrev =
founded = 1869
aff =
affdate =
region =
regionyear =
location = Derby Square, Loughborough
president =
chairman = Alastair Gray [cite web |url=,10869,5157-183729-200947-43486-290132-news-item,00.html |title=Alastair Gray named Chairman of British Swimming |publisher=British Swimming |accessdate=2008-10-04 |date=2008-10-03]
chiefexec = David Sparkes
secretary =
coach = Michael Scott (swimming)
Steve Foley (diving)
Biz Price (synchronised swimming)
Nick Hume (water polo)
womenscoach =
replaced = Amateur Swimming Federation of Great Britain (ASFGB)
prevfounded =
url =

British Swimming is the governing body of swimming, water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and open water in the United Kingdom. British Swimming is a federation of the national governing bodies of three of the home countries: the Amateur Swimming Association (England), the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association (Scotland), and Nofio Cymru, Welsh Amateur Swimming Association (Wales).

British Swimming is a member of FINA, the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association, and has responsibility for elite performance, doping control and international relationships and events for the sports within the United Kingdom. The three Home Country National Governing Bodies are affiliated to British Swimming and are responsible for all other management of the sports in their respective countries from the learn to swim programmes up to performance development. [cite web |url=,,5157-1-1-122085-0-file,00.pdf |title=The difference between British Swimming and the Amateur Swimming Association |accessdate=2008-07-31 |publisher=British Swimming |date=2005-11-30 ]

Swimming clubs, news, teachers and coaches can found at British Swimming's Official Site: [ British]

Amateur Swimming Association rebranding

On 1 June 2008 the Amateur Swimming Association announced that it was rebranding as 'the asa' to "create a new definition of who it is and what it does."

ee also

*British records in swimming
*List of Olympic size swimming pools in the United Kingdom

External links

* [ Official site]


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