Patron - H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

Patron : H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

Prince William became the Patron of the English Schools Swimming Association in 2007.

Upon the start of his Patronage Prince William said 'Having swum and played water polo throughout my days at school and university, I am well aware of the great benefits and pleasure that can be derived from them.  ESSA enables children all over the country to share in these benefits, teaching them to swim - and swim to the highest standards - and generally to enjoy their time in the water.  As Patron, therefore, I look forward to doing whatever I can to help children and young people in England become more physically active and healthy through fostering their enjoyment of swimming, diving and water polo; activities from which everyone can get great satisfaction all through life.