Data Protection

Scottish Swimming and British Swimming take Data Protection very seriously and the organisation’s data protection notice is detailed below. If you wish to download a copy please use the link on the right hand side.

Collection and use of your information     

About us.  The Scottish Amateur Swimming Association (SASA), trading as Scottish Swimming is a constituent member of British Swimming Limited (British Swimming).  The other members are the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), and the Welsh Amateur Swimming Association (WASA). 

Purpose.  Scottish Swimming and British Swimming will each hold the details provided on this registration form with other information it holds or obtains from or about you and will use this for the following purposes:

  • for maintaining records
  • to respond to any enquiries you make
  • to administer any events in which you participate or may wish to participate and to deal with any incidents involving you
  • to create an individual profile for you so that we can understand and respect your preferences
  • to create anonymised aggregated information about members and swimmers to enable us to secure funding
  • to contact you about swimming events, offers and opportunities available from Scottish Swimming or British Swimming or any commercial partner of either of them by post, email, online or phone (where you have indicated you are happy to hear about these) 

Recording images. Scottish Swimming and British Swimming may record the competition events in which you participate and general images of swimmers will form part of the information we hold and use.  In addition to the purposes for general information set out above, Scottish Swimming and/or British Swimming may use these recordings and images for the purposes of education and training, swimmer analysis, promotion, performance, development and selection and event analysis.

Other uses.  Where your information may be used for additional purposes, such as medical information, you will be provided with further details of how your information will be used at the relevant time

Disclosure of your information

Districts and Clubs that organise their own competitions may publish details on this website and if you wish to hide this information you should contact the District or Club directly.

Data use outside of the EU. If you apply for or take part in an event that takes place outside the European Union, your information will be disclosed to the relevant event organiser(s) in the host nation.  These nations may not have laws as stringent as ours to protect your personal data.

Images. Images may be disclosed to those Districts and Clubs for which you are a member for swimmer selection purposes.  They may also be disclosed to the media for promoting swimming and the reporting of events. You should see the data protection policy for the relevant District and Club(s) for details of how your information will be used.

ASA and WASA.  As constituent members of British Swimming, ASA and WASA will be able to view your information for swimming administration purposes only.

Doping Control.  If you enter swimming competitions, you may be subject to doping control as part of the Scottish Swimming/British Swimming commitment to a drug free sport.  At the time of sample collection, your personal data will be collected by UK Sport which undertakes the testing and administers the programme.  You should see the data protection notice for UK Sport for details of how your information will be used (


Partners.  Scottish Swimming and British Swimming each work with a number of sponsors and commercial partners (details of these can be found at to promote swimming, raise funding for the sport and to secure opportunities for members. Scottish Swimming and British Swimming would like to contact you by post or electronically to tell you more about the offers available to you. Please help us serve you better by telling us if you express an interest in our goods and services.

Opt outs. You have the right to refuse direct marketing and can do so by ticking the relevant box(es) on forms.