The Swimming Trust knows that swimming, whether for leisure or for sport, provides the ideal environment to develop skills that will benefit individuals throughout their lives. It provides a foundation of a healthy lifestyle, good teamwork, focus and a spirit of fair play. Swimming has no age barrier; it can be enjoyed by all members of the family irrespective of ability or disability.
We know that there are groups and individuals who are likely to miss these opportunities without intervention from the Swimming Trust. The Trust aims to identify barriers to participation, whether they are physical, cultural or financial, so that more people can enjoy the wide ranging benefits of swimming.
The Swimming Trust’s campaigns to help schools deliver curriculum swimming have received a boost from Prince William.
The Prince, who is Patron of the English Schools Swimming Association, has recorded a short video calling for school swimming to be accessible for all children at all primary schools.
The Swimming Trust’s project to provide training for up to 20 young people to become swimming teachers and coaches in Hull has received a boost through a donation of £2,000 from the Hedley Foundation. Continue reading
Ian Thwaites was a successful swimmer, competing in finals at national championships until the age of 22. He spent 10 years working in investment banking, marketing and consultancy working with many of the UK’s biggest businesses and charities including Comic Relief, HSBC, Aviva and M&S and was a Director of Decode UK. In 2012 he founded Level Water, a national Paralympic legacy charity that shares many of its aims with the Swimming Trust.
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