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Isle of Man Swimming Association

The Isle of Man Swimming Association is the governing body for the sport on the Isle of Man and is affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association North West Region and Lancashire County Swimming and Water Polo Association.

Swimming is a major sport on the Island with over 500 swimmers involved in five clubs, Douglas IOMASC, Ramseian SC, Southern IOMASC, Western ASC and Manx Masters.

In addition, approximately 100 of our swimmers are members of the Isle of Man Swim Squad and compete off-Island as members of the Isle of Man Swimming Club.

Swimmers regularly compete in local events, including the Isle of Man Swimming Championships, and they also compete in events in the UK including North West Regional Championships and the UK Nationals. The Isle of Man Squad has had and continues to have Champions, Medalists and Finalists in these events.

Swimming was first represented at the Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1966 and has been included in every Games since.

In Edinburgh in 1970 Alex Jackson won a bronze medal in the 200 metres freestyle. At the Commonwealth Youth Games held in the Isle of Man in September 2011, Laxey-based Grant Halsall won two silvers and a bronze in the three backstroke events - to date the only medals won by a Manx Athlete in this international event.

Swimming has been represented at all of the NatWest Island Games since the inaugural event held in the Isle of Man in 1985 and have had regular success and medal winners.

The Isle of Man Swimming Association is committed to the ongoing development of Swimming and engages the services of a Professional Coach - currently Lee Holland an ex-International Swimmer.

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IOMSA Contact Page

Leonie Cooil - l.cooil@hotmail.co.uk

Rosemary Kinley - iomsasecretary@manx.net