About Us

Inspiring Sporting Achievements.

Chris Tidey first set up GEMS Swimming Academy in 2005 which formed the nucleus of Hamilton Aquatics, founded two years later in October 2007. Since then, the swimming academy has developed into a complete aquatics service provider and management company seeking to deliver excellence throughout all aspects, constantly pushing the sport forwards in the region both in performance and safety standards.

Our Learn to Swim Programme has been purpose built and developed in-house focusing on developing core aquatic skills in a fun environment to ensure the framework for developing future swimming stars and lifelong swimmers.

The reputation of Hamilton Aquatics as a performance academy has spread world-wide, due to the consistent production of world class results at national and international level which is supplemented by our events team's competition calendar catering for the full squad programme.

In addition to the Learn to Swim and Squad programmes, we also offer school curriculum support and provide bespoke curriculum programmes to suit individual school needs, along with swimming teacher and coach education.

We currently partner with more than ten individual educational institutions, including the world’s largest private education provider, utilising more than 30 different locations.

As we go from strength to strength, we hope to encourage many more swimmers, and their families, to join the academy and continue to educate and encourage people to participate in a safe and healthy lifestyle, whilst also offering competitive opportunities.