Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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Learn To Swim

Learning to swim is a fantastic experience – and it’s not as daunting as you might think.

Each year thousands of people just like you take the plunge and learn how to be confident in the water.

Babies, toddlers, older children right through to adults, everyone can enjoy the benefits of being confident in the water.

Parents can learn about exciting new developments for the youngest little learners. It’s all about playing, discovering and having fun.  Find out how to celebrate memorable moments in learning to swim and reward their achievement of those all-important first steps.

Whether you’re a beginner, a returner or a more advanced swimmer looking to improve, you’ll find what you need in the ASA Adult Learn to Swim Framework.

It’s a specialised adult swimming framework for people over 14 years old, and caters for all levels of swimming ability and previous experience.

Once you can swim a whole world of other activities opens up for you. So start swimming today.

Parents go to our parents section for advice on lessons for children.

How do I get lessons?

  • Go to our Pool Finder and search for your nearest pool offering ASA Learn to Swim adult lessons

Is there a recognised standard for baby swimming lessons?

The ASA has been working with leading baby and toddler swim school Water Babies and leading manufacturer of baby swimming products Splash About Ltd, to support a new code of practice baby and toddler swimming teaching recently published by The British Standards Institution.

Click the links below to find out more about the baby and toddler swimming teaching safety guidelines for:

  • Families - peace of mind that the comfort and safety of babies and toddlers during swimming lessons is being ensured
  • Swimming Teachers - advice, best practice and safeguarding teachers in the water
  • Baby Swimming Lesson Providers - essential code of practice for safe operations, health and hygiene

I'm a bit nervous

You are not alone, especially if it has been a while since you were in the pool