Welcome to RAF Swimming Association

RAF Swimming Association
. Royal Air Force Swimming Association

Welcome to the Homepage of the Royal Air Force Swimming Association.

Swimming is a major sport within the RAF, and we as an Organisation are continually looking to grow and develop talent from all levels to compete at RAFSA held events, Masters events and the yearly Inter Services.

An important Sport, Swimming will help to keep you fit for Operations around the World and to maintain fitness to pass Swimming tests and Fitness tests.

The RAF Swimming Association is the coordinating authority for 4 aquatic disciplines:

Swimming - Water Polo - Diving - Open Water Swimming


In 2013 the Men’s Water polo team unfortunately lost their previous reign of 7 years successive Inter-Service Championships. The Mens and Womens Diving Teams both won the Inter-service Championships reclaiming the Trophy from the Army. The Men’s Swimming Team came a narrow second in the Inter-Service championships in 2013 by just 2 points with a last race decider. And finally the Women Swimming Team came a well deserved second.

Swimming is an ideal activity for improving and maintaining fitness, and a variety of basic training sessions are available here. With Training monthly training weekends usually held at RAFC Cranwell, speed, technique and aerobic fitness can be trained and perfected to achieve personal goals or to prepare for Team events.

All of the RAF teams continue to improve in fitness, performance and ambition, and we are always looking for new committed members. We enjoy annual fixtures and events both in the UK and on overseas tours.

Most of our activities take place at RAF Cranwell, our designated Home for Sport. Swimming pools are also located at Waddington, Odiham, Cosford, Kinloss, Aldergrove, Henlow, Honington, Brize Norton, St Athan and Akrotiri.

Please take a look around the site and we actively encourage you to get involved. If you want to know more please contact you Station OIC's for more details found under contacts.

RAFSA USA Tour 2013

RAFSA Web Manager

SAC James Sherwin


Formed in 1926 the RAF Swimming Association is a District Level organisation, affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association through the East Midlands district.

Latest News

Inter-Service Championships 2009

Swimming, Diving and Water polo images

17 July 2009

The results of the Inter-Service Championships 2009 are now in and the RAF Water Polo Team are champions for the 5th year running....

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Inter-Regional Swimming Champs 2009

Swimming, Diving and Water polo images

09 May 2009

The Inter-Regional Championships 2009 Results are now available, click for more information....

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RAF Female Swimmer

Results from the 2014 Inter Stations.

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