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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Swimming Lessons

A great way to improve your swimming is to have swimming lessons. They will give you structured development and targets to aim for.

Adult swimming lessons are very common and most pools will offer them, either in groups or one-to-one.

Lessons for adults are also very flexible so you'll find something to suit you whatever your level. They are great for improvers.

What makes a good lesson

Use our Pool Finder to locate your nearest pool offering adult lessons. Look for the ASA Adult Lessons icon.

Ensure that your lessons follow the ASA Adult Framework. This means they are based around the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway, an all-inclusive programme of swimming development.

The ASA Adult Framework is targeted at people over the age of 14 with flexibity and sociability as cornerstones. Lesson providers should offer you wider opportunities to improve your swimming, such as Swimfit sessions or access to a swimming club.

Teacher qualifications

Your teacher needs to be qualified to ASA UKCC Level 2. This is your assurance that the teacher has all the skills to efficiently prepare, deliver and evaluate your swimming sessions, so you get the best from your sessions.