Swimming is one of the highlights of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. More than 1,700 people take part in the London Youth Games swimming each year - it includes inclusive competition in both primary and secondary age categories.
Swimming is one of the most popular ways of keeping fit and competitive events have been taking place in London's pools for more than 150 years. These races tare staged over different distances and using different strokes. A result swimmers can win a range of competitions at a single meeting.
British Swimming are the national governing body for all the acquatics disciplines, including Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and synchronised swimming.