Swimming Trust

As featured in Swimming Times

James Male, the head of fundraising at The Swimming Trust, explains how the Swimming Times is helping to break down barriers to swimming participation.

He explains “It’s a well-known fact that there is a shortage of swimming teachers across the country. Because of this, around 400,000 people could be missing out on swimming lessons nationwide but the Swimming Trust is playing its part in helping to find solutions to the problem.”

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New report shows health benefits of swimming

A new independent study that shows the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming has been launched by Swim England.

The report shows the unique benefits of water make it the ideal place for people of all ages to exercise. It is particularly beneficial for those with long term health conditions.

The report also found evidence that swimmers live longer. Swimming regularly also helps older people to stay fit, physically and mentally.

On the other end of the scale, the report also found that children who take part in swimming lessons regularly develop physical, cognitive and social skills quicker than those who do not.

Scottish Swimming partners the Swimming Trust

We are delighted to announces that Scottish Swimming will be working in partnership with the Swimming Trust to deliver programmes that will increase the number of people of all ages and abilities participating for health, fitness and fun.

As the national governing body for swimming in Scotland, Scottish Swimming represents clubs, swim schools, aquatic disciplines, and thousands of talented and committed volunteers across the entire swimmer pathway from development and healthy living through to performance.

Forbes Dunlop, Chief Executive of Scottish Swimming, said of the partnership,

“Scottish Swimming’s mission is to inspire members and partners in the development of aquatics, providing leadership and expert support, resulting in more people taking part and reaching their full potential.

“The Swimming Trust aims to identify barriers to participation, so that more people can enjoy the wide ranging benefits of swimming. Working together will allow us to develop relevant programmes, which will have a positive impact on communities across Scotland.”

We are proud of this association. For more information about our partnerships and work with Scottish Swimming contact Brian DeVal