British Swimming (organisation)
|Location||SportPark, Loughborough University, Loughborough|
|Chief Exec||David Sparkes|
|Coach||Michael Scott (swimming)
Steve Foley (diving)
Biz Price (synchronised swimming)
Nick Hume (water polo)
|Replaced||Amateur Swimming Federation of Great Britain (ASFGB)|
British Swimming is the national governing body of swimming, water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and open water in Great Britain. British Swimming is a federation of the national governing bodies of England (Amateur Swimming Association), Scotland (Scottish Amateur Swimming Association), and Wales (Welsh Amateur Swimming Association). These three are collectively known as the Home Country National Governing Bodies.
For international swimming purposes, competitive swimming in Northern Ireland falls under the Irish swimming federation, Swim Ireland, and as such British Swimming represents Great Britain, rather than the United Kingdom. For the Olympic Games, Northern Irish swimmers may opt to compete for British Swimming.
British Swimming is a member of FINA, the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association, and has responsibility for elite performance, doping control and international relationships and events for the sports within the Great Britain. The Home Country National Governing Bodies are affiliated to British Swimming and are responsible for all other management of the sports in their respective countries from the learn to swim programmes up to performance development.
British Swimming organises championships every year in each of the sporting disciplines.
- Long course
The British Swimming Championships (50 m) are usually held in March or April each year, and usually act as selection trials for upcoming international level competitions due to be held in the following summer season.
|2001||10–15 April||Aquatics Centre, Manchester||World Championships Trials|
|2002||10–15 April||Aquatics Centre, Manchester||Commonwealth Games Trials|
|2003||19–23 March||Ponds Forge, Sheffield||World Championships Trials|
|2004||7–11 April||Ponds Forge, Sheffield||Olympic Trials|
|2005||16–20 March||Aquatics Centre, Manchester||World Championship Trials|
|2006||4–9 April||Ponds Forge, Sheffield||European Championship and European Junior Championship Trials|
|2007||26 March–1 April||Aquatics Centre, Manchester|
|2008||31 March–6 April||Ponds Forge, Sheffield||Olympic Trials|
|2009||16–20 March||Ponds Forge, Sheffield||World Championship Trials|
|2010||29 March - 3 April||Ponds Forge, Sheffield||European Championships Trials, Commonwealth Games Trials|
|2011||5–12 March||Aquatics Centre, Manchester||World Championships Trials|
|2012||3–10 March||London Aquatics Centre||Olympic Trials, London Prepares series|
|2013||26–30 June||Ponds Forge, Sheffield||World Championships Trials|
- Short course
The British Swimming Short Course Championships were usually held in August or September each year, though the event has not been held since 2004
|2003||14–17 August||Grand Central Pools, Stockport|
|2004||26–29 August||Aquatics Centre, Manchester|
Domestic water polo competition in the UK is centred around the National Water Polo League (NWPL) and National Women's Water Polo League (NWWPL), which operate through the autumn and winter. The British Championships organised by British Swimming are held in the Spring. Winners of the championships in recent years are listed below.
- British Championships
|Year||Men's champions||Women's champions|
|2006||Lancaster||City of Sheffield|
The masters swimming committee of British Swimming organises an annual championships, usually in June, for senior (18–24 yrs) and masters (25 yrs+). The championships are held in a long course (50 m) pool.
|This table is incomplete. (March 2009)|
|2002||31 May–2 June||Crystal Palace, London|
|2004||23–25 April||Aquatics Centre, Manchester|
|2006||16–18 June||Aquatics Centre, Manchester|
|2007||15–17 June||Aquatics Centre, Manchester|
|2008||20–22 June||Aquatics Centre, Manchester|
Open water swimming
Alongside the Open Water Grand Prix series, British Swimming also arranges national championship events over 5 km and 10 km.
The British Diving Championships are held annually in the winter. Sometimes the annual championships are held in the December of the preceding calendar year.
|2004||13–14 December 2003||Ponds Forge, Sheffield|
|2005||11–13 February||Ponds Forge, Sheffield|
|2006||16–18 December 2005||Aquatics Centre, Manchester|
|2007||15–17 December 2006||Aquatics Centre, Manchester|
|2008||4–6 January||Aquatics Centre, Manchester|
The British Synchronised Swimming Championships are usually held in November or December each year.
|2004||6–7 November||Gala Baths, Walsall|
|2005||5–6 November||Braunstone LC, Leicester|
|2006||2–3 December||Gloucester LC, Gloucester|
|2007||1–2 December||Gloucester LC, Gloucester|
|2008||6–7 December||Gloucester LC, Gloucester|
|2009||5–6 December||Gloucester LC, Gloucester|
|2010||3–5 December||Gloucester LC, Gloucester|
|2011||2–4 December||Gloucester LC, Gloucester|
- "Alastair Gray named Chairman of British Swimming". British Swimming. 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
- About British Swimming page of the British Swimming website (www.swimming.org/britishswimming); retrieved 2010-07-13.
- ASA LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE FOR TEACHING WATER POLO
- "The difference between British Swimming and the Amateur Swimming Association". British Swimming. 2005-11-30. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- "NWPL Results Archive". Retrieved 2008-10-27.[dead link]
- "Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club". Retrieved 2008-10-29.[dead link]
- "GB Water Polo Championships 2006". Retrieved 2008-10-29.
- "British Water Polo Championships 2008". Retrieved 2008-10-29.
- "City of Manchester and Lancaster take British water polo titles". 2009-02-22. Retrieved 2009-02-22.