Welcome to the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association

The official FINA approved organisation to foster and regulate Swimming, Synchro, and Water Polo in Barbados.

Welcome to the BASA website

The Barbados Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) is the governing body for Swimming, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming in Barbados. Managed by a Council of elected members, BASA promotes the culture of aquatics by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in aquatic sports through clubs, events and learn-to-swim programmes. The Barbados Aquatic Centre is the hub of the Barbadian swimming fraternity, with the Olympic-size 50M and 25M Learn-to-Swim pools playing host to numerous swimming, water polo and synchronized swimming clubs.

Learn More / Membership Form Lane Allocation Schedule / BASA Constitution – May 2003

Latest News

BASA Celebrates Aquatics in 2017

The BASA Awards Ceremony for the 2017 aquatics season took place on Sunday February 25th at the Radisson Aquatica Resort. The event kicked off with a Welcome Address by Mr. Tony Selby (BASA President) and an inspirational speech by one of the founders of the Aquatic...

Youth Olympic Qualifying Events

The Barbados Amateur Swimming Association is pleased to announce that the 2018 BASA LC National Swimming Championships (Feb 27 - Mar 4) as well as the 27th Aquatic Centre International (May 25 - 27) have both been approved by FINA as official qualifying events for the...

UANA Team Set to Compete

The Barbados Team taking part in the upcoming inaugural UANA Swimming Cup in Coral Springs, Florida are making final preparations for what should prove to be an exciting start to the 2018 season of competition. The UANA Cup features a dual meet between the twelve...

Aunty Mads – A Special Tribute by Nicki Hunte

Aunty Mads, Swim Coach to Countless - December 10th, 2017 - by Nicki Hunte. Yesterday, Saturday 9th of December 2017, the swimming fraternity lost a long-standing and beloved member of the family. We are sorry to share the news that our dear friend Madelaine Mercure...

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BASA 2018 Calendar of Events


June 2016

PREVIOUS ISSUES:   February 2016     April 2014


  1. Carifta 2018: Water Polo

    March 14 @ 8:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Carifta 2018: Swimming & Synchro

    March 30 @ 8:00 am - April 3 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Carifta 2018: Open Water

    April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 4 @ 5:00 pm
  4. XXI Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast, Australia

    April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
  5. 19th RHAC Invitational Swim Meet

    April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm