Chris Tidey first set up GEMS Swimming Academy in 2005 which formed the nucleus of Hamilton Aquatics, founded two years later in October 2007. Hamilton Aquatics was named after the founding member's father as a thank you for his support and commitment during his childhood.

We have been operating since 2007 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, progressing from a small swimming programme operating out of one swimming pool, to expanding our programmes into Abu Dhabi in 2011 and Doha, Qatar in 2013.

Since Starting out with 16 squads swimmers in its first week, the academy now helps over 6,000 people every week to improve their aquatics skills.

We have successfully created and nurtured business relationships with some of the largest education companies in the world. We are very honoured and proud to work with them, helping us to provide water safety education to even more children.

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