Swimming SA was first established as the South Australian Amateur Swimming Association in 1898 is an Incorporated Association and is the peak body for competitive swimming in South Australia. Swimming SA has 4,000 members in 49 swimming clubs throughout the metropolitan and country areas. Clubs provide professional coaching enabling swimmers to compete at national level as well as offering other levels of competition, recreational and fun activities. Conducts club carnivals across the State during the summer period providing opportunity for family involvement and enjoyment and a range of competitions are offered throughout winter in the metropolitan area. Conducts Swimming SA Country Championships (in January each year); and the Swimming SA South Australian State Championships (comprising State Open Water Swim, Long Course Meet and Sprint Relay Meet) in November, January and March respectively, each year with the Swimming SA South Australian Short Course Championships held each winter. Supports many school swimming carnivals and other participation activities and provides a range of development and participation programs across the State. Is an important stakeholder in the SA Sports Institute High Performance program.