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Learn to Swim
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Learn to swim classes - FUNdamental Movement Skills

Our ‘award winning’ learn to swim programme has achieved the ASA Swim 21 accreditation and the ‘ASA Swim School of the year gold award’. We use the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) which is recognised across the country and provides a standardised approach to our programme.

All of our learn to swim classes follow the ASA guidance on Safe Supervision for Teaching and Coaching Swimming.  All teachers hold a minimum of an ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualification.  We operate small classes in the teaching pool to ensure that swimmers receive the individual attention that they need.

Class will have no more than 8 swimmers.  In the main pool at stages 6 and 7 class sizes will go up to 10 pupils .

There are two phases of the Learn to Swim programme:

FUNdamental Movement Skills – Stages 1 to 7
FUNdamental Sport skills – Stages 8 to 10

Non Swimmer (Stages 1 & 2) – This category introduces the participant to the swimming environment, developing their confidence and being at ease in the water. Learning is through play, fun and games. Swimmers then develop skills including floating and travelling up to a distance of 5 metres.

Beginner Swimmer (Stages 3 & 4) – We continue to use fun activities to develop the swimmers’ skills and travelling skills up to 10 metres.

Improver Swimmer (Stages 5 & 6) – Swimmers learn to develop their ‘watermanship’ skills including sculling, treading water whilst continue developing 10 metres on each stroke.

Improver Swimmer (Stage 7) – These sessions take place in the main pool and normally last 45 minutes. The aim here is essentially to consolidate the aquatic skills and swim competently using appropriate technique to swim 100 metres. Successful swimmers will be able to purchase the appropriate badge / certificates related to the stages.

On completion of Stage 7 swimmers will move in to the Advanced Aquatics programme sometimes referred to as the FUNdamental Sport Skills for stages 8-10.  To see how our learn to swim programme and lifesaving classes all fit together along with our teacher and trainer education programme download the Swimmer Journey chart here

In addition to Survive and Save Club’s group lessons there are opportunities for one-to-one swimming lessons to develop on a personal level to improve technique, fitness or skills.  These classes are available for adults and children

Adult lessons
Adult learn to swim (14 yr+) – We run classes exclusively for the older teenager and adults from non swimmers to advanced. There are opportunities to meet like minded people, socialise and get fit. In addition, there are opportunities to work towards ASA Adult achievement awards.


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