The SouthWest Association of Turners, better known by our acronym SWAT is an all-volunteer not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association of 27 participating clubs from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana. To be come a participating club they must be a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. SWAT’s sole purpose is to provide an outstanding educational opportunity to anyone interested in woodturning. Our goal is to provide a live forum-symposium for the education and skill development of anyone interested in woodturning.