The Institute of Sport & Recreation Management (ISRM)

In 1921 the Association of Bath Superintendents was formed. The name of the organisation has been changed over the years to reflect the changing nature of the industry and the profession its members represent.

National Association of Bath Superintendents N.A.B.S.(1931)
Institute of Baths Management  IBM (1962)
Institute of Baths and Recreation Management IBRM (1979)
Institute of Sport and Recreation Management ISRM (1993)

In 2011 the organisation merged with the Institute of Leisure & Amenity Management (ILAM) to form the Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (IMPSA)

This organisation gained Chartered status in January 2012  and became the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

Many Institute of Baths Management (ISRM) Students studied at the South East London Technical College (SELTEC)

Members of the Institute of Baths Management (IBM) located in London formed The Guild of London Sport and Recreation Managers

CIMSPA – Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active.

North Parish Washing Green Society of Glasgow

The North Parish Washing Green Society was founded in 1792. Glasgow has changed out of all recognition since then. The society has had one common theme throughout its existence – helping those residents of the Northern Quarter of Glasgow to whom life has been less kind.

Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE)

The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers was set up in 1978 to establish an organisation for the individual swimming pool engineer (no corporate membership) to:

  1. foster a professional approach to the design, installation and maintenance of swimming pools, enclosures and all ancillary equipment;
  2. give recognition to technical skill and ability;
  3. engage in the education and training of persons within all sectors of the swimming pool industry;
  4. promote unrestricted co-operation and liaison between all persons actively involved in the industry and its allied professions and trades;
  5. provide opportunities for association and interchange of thought and experience amongst the members and their colleagues.
  6. The organisation provides two separate routes to obtaining membership.

Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG)

Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) is a UK-based independent, non-commercial membership organisation, dedicated to raising standards in pool water treatment. Our work over the last 35 years has made us the authoritative source of standards and guidance in the management of swimming, spa and hydrotherapy pools.

PWTAG publish a book entitled: ‘Swimming Pool Water: treatment and quality standards for pools and spas’. This is a definitive guide and the ‘Code of Practice’ is a vital industry text.

PWTAG collaborates with government agencies and professional and technical specialist bodies. Currently 20 of these form our core membership. Their representatives are crucial in setting and maintaining standards for the management of safe pool water

Historic Pools of Britain 

Established in 2015, Historic Pools of Britain is the first body ever to represent historic swimming pools in this country. These unique indoor and outdoor pools make a significant contribution to the social and architectural history of Britain and play a hugely important role in our communities. We celebrate, champion and campaign for historic pools, giving them a shared voice throughout the country. Additionally we provide the opportunity for mutual support and learning.

Royal Life Saving Society

The RLSS is a national charity and the leader in lifesaving and lifeguarding training across the UK and Ireland. In sharing its expertise and knowledge with as many people as possible, the organisation gives everyone the potential to save lives and enjoy water safely. The RLSS delivers national water safety campaigns and its 50+ volunteer branches help to enhance communities so everyone can enjoy being in, on, or near water safely – because every life is worth saving.

Swimming Teachers Association

The Swimming Teachers’ Association is an international award-winning charity working towards the objective of preserving human life by the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques. This objective underpins all that the STA does and since 1932 has driven its commitment to providing the highest quality qualifications and charitable services within leisure. The STA a national governing body for swimming and lifesaving with over 12,000 members and continues to develop qualifications in swimming teaching, lifesaving and leisure management to support the needs of the industry.

Swim England (The Amateur Swimming Association)

Sport England

British Swimming Pools Federation

BSPF brings together in one organisation the UK bodies representing contractors, manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers of swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and associated equipment. The Federation includes representatives from;

The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA)
The Swimming Pool & Allied Trades Association (SPATA)
The Swimming Teachers Association (STA)

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