Black Swimming Association joins WSA as Full Member

Black Swimming Association joins WSA as Full Member

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) is delighted to announce that the Black Swimming Association (BSA) has joined the WSA membership base as a Full Member. 

The BSA is a non-profit organisation, set up to diversify the world of aquatics through consultancy, advocacy, research, education and support to ensure that people of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage have equitable, safe access to vital water safety, drowning prevention and all the benefits of engaging in aquatics, from boardroom to grassroots.  

The organisation works with government agencies, governing bodies, lifesaving authorities, brands, charities, sports councils, local government authorities, leisure operators, research and educational institutions to promote diversity and inclusion in aquatics for all communities. 

As a Full Member of the WSA, the BSA will utilise membership to connect further with the sport and leisure sector here in Wales, as well as further advocating for greater diversity in aquatics across Wales. 

BSA Chair, Danielle Obe, commented: 

“The BSA is delighted to join the WSA as a member. We hope to use this as an opportunity to work and connect strategically with organisations across the sector to promote equitable access, diversity and inclusion in aquatics for all communities from the boardroom to grassroots.  

“There’s much ground to cover in Wales. From sports participation, workforce education and development to all essential water safety and drowning prevention; our WSA membership affords us the unique opportunity to gain much needed support and advocacy as we look to diversify the world of aquatics in Wales.” 

WSA Commercial Manager, Tom Sharp, added: 

“The WSA team is thrilled to welcome the Black Swimming Association to the membership base! 

“The WSA is committed to ensuring that sport & leisure in Wales is an inclusive space for all to participate and enjoy. The WSA are thoroughly looking forward to supporting the BSA in their mission of diversifying the world of aquatics.”

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