The COVID19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the aquatics industry. We are working on several initiatives to support the industry during these unprecedented times. It is time for all of us to come together and support each other.


The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have taken a severe toll on the aquatics industry. Swimming pools remain closed to most. This period has been most difficult on those who depend on the aquatic industry for their livelihood. To support these people, Swimming Matters launched ‘Let’s Pool In’; a fundraising campaign on the PlayforIndia crowdfunding platform promoted by GoSports Foundation

Lets Pool In campaign successfully raised Rs.9,40,000 to support 90 swim staffers with a cash grant of Rs.10,000 each. Each beneficiary was identified by some of our most respected and trusted people in our community including Olympians and Arjuna Awardees. The campaign saw the swimming community come together to help those in need. A number of swimmers helped spread the word through social media, and even auctioned off personal items to raise funds.


Directions to Restart Swimming

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After months of lockdown, swimming pools are beginning to reopen for competitive swimmers. During this time, Swimming Matters has worked closely with stakeholders and individuals in the industry to interpret SOPs put in place by authorities. Based on their inputs, we have put together a comprehensive reopening guidelines document, that recommends additional precautionary measures as well.

We are also conducting regular online meetings and round table discussions with individuals / academies from the industry to connect and understand what and how these guidelines can be implemented. We invite any swim centers, swimmers or swim parents with questions or concerns to reach out to us.

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One of the key gaps facing the aquatic industry is a lack of unified industry data to present to the government, authorities, and other stakeholders to make a more informed decision on swimming. Our surveys aim to fill these critical gaps in information, and prepare and present a whitepaper to relevant authorities and industry bodies. The surveys are being conducted in conjunction with the Sports and Fitness Sector Skill Council and Rashtriya Life Saving Society, RLSS (I)

Socio - Economic Impact Survey on Aquatic Industry

Our Socio – Economic Impact survey aims to quantify the impact on the lives and livelihoods of those involved in the aquatics industry.

We invite any business connected with a swimming pool – e.g. swim schools, academies, clubs, private and govt organizations, independent swim teachers and pool maintenance operators to take this survey.

User Survey

Our User Survey aims to understand the perceptions and expectations of competitive swimmers, recreational swimmers, learners and swim parents during Covid19.

We invite all users of swimming pool facilities to take this short survey