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Support our campaign to get more qualified swimming teachers working in school, clubs and community groups


Our vision is for more people to swim more often and with confidence in safe and secure surroundings.


Our mission is to increase opportunities so that more people learn to swim for sport, for health, for fun for a lifetime.


Our organisation believes in creating equal opportunities and taking positive action to overturn inequalities.

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Trust funds water polo tutor courses

The Swimming Trust has agreed to fund the training of four tutors to help develop the grass roots of water polo. The courses will be delivered by the Institute of Swimming with candidates being recruited from across the Swim England Regions. The Swimming Trust recognised that the shortage of fully trained tutors was a pinch

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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

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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

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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,

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New project to increase diversity in swimming

The Swimming Trust, in partnership with the ASA has launched an exciting new project to create a more diverse workforce in swimming and increase the number of people taking to the pool. The aim of the Adult Social Swimming Project is to encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to take up swimming teaching as a

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