The Swimming Trust is an independent charity established in 1996 and is dedicated to getting more people swimming more often in safe and supportive environments.
The Trust believes that swimming, whether for leisure or for sport, provides a foundation of a healthy lifestyle, good teamwork, focus and a spirit of fair play. Swimming has no age barrier and can be enjoyed by all members of the family, irrespective of ability or disability.
We believe that there are groups and individuals who are likely to miss these opportunities without our help. The Trust aims to breakdown 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 is dedicated to delivering, in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and other partners, opportunities to enjoy the sport and to create a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities.
We are committed to delivering our service with integrity. Our Trustees, staff and partners recognise the importance of ensuring that our business activities are delivered on a solid governance platform.
The Swimming Trust believes in the principles of sports equality by working to recognise inequalities and taking positive action to overcome them. Our ethos and code of practice is transferred to all our collaborative organisations and working partnerships.
Trustees meet regularly to review finances, policies and the development of programmes and activities. They also take a full role in the consideration of applications and proposals, which are evaluated on their merits, and must fall within the Trusts objectives.