Led by CEO, Adam Paker, the ASA is the English national governing body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water and synchronised swimming.
The ASA provides strategic leadership for swimming, working in close partnership with facility owners and operators to deliver three key objectives:
More people learning to swim
More people swimming regularly
More medals on the world stage, across all aquatic sports.
These objectives are achieved through great facilities, great people and great leadership with a strong foundation of core values ensuring integrity throughout sport.
Swimming is the highest participation sport in England with over 2.6 million adults taking part once a week. Additionally, the ASA is proud to operate a world renowned Learn to Swim award scheme for both adults and children which sees 1.8 million participants engaging annually.
It also supports 1,220 affiliated swimming clubs and endeavours to ensure every athlete, whatever their age or level of experience, belongs to a club that provides the best possible support and environment through schemes such as swim21, the ASA’s 'Quality Mark' for clubs.
The ASA is looking to further modernise the sport and to make it more attractive to today’s young people, as well as those who are older, in order to achieve its objectives.