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FAQ - Swim Schools

Have a query about becoming a Swim School member? See if our FAQs below answer your question. If not please email swimschools@swimming.org

Q. What is the ASA Swim School Scheme?

A. It is a type of membership that enables the swim school to access the help, support and expertise of the National Governing body, building a real partnership that could help you fully develop your swim school to the best possible standard.

Q. What is required in order to join the ASA Swim School Scheme?

A. To be eligible to join the ASA as a Swim School Member, your swim school must complete an application form and agree to comply with the ASA Code of Ethics and Child Protection procedures and employ teachers who are members of the IoS or have their own adequate professional insurance to cover activities within the school.

Q. What are the benefits of joining the ASA Swim School Scheme?

A. £5m worth of insurance cover at preferential rate through industry experts Perkins Slade, including legal advice and representation on application.  Access to help, advice & resources from ASA regional offices and customer services. Swim School listing on the ASA / British Swimming website www.swimming.org/swimschools. National recognition of your swim school membership through use of ASA Swim School logo. Free Swim21 CD-Rom containing essential resources and guidance for the successful running and development of your school. Free publications - Wavepower (ASA Child Safeguarding Policy & Procedures), National Plan for Teaching Swimming Parents Guide, Awards Test Conditions (conditions for tests for ASA awards), ASA awards catalogue. 10% discount on job vacancy advertising on www.swimming.org.  5% discount on ASA awards merchandise.

Q. How do I set up a Swim School?

A. Click here for guidelines and information on starting up your own Swim School.


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