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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Introducing Swimming For Parents

Swimming is the only sport that can save your child’s life, and it’s fun to learn. Here you’ll find everything you need to know to ensure your child gets the most from the water.

As parents you want the best for your child and want to ensure you have the best information to make decisions for them.

As parents you want the best for your child and want to ensure you have the best information to make decisions for them.

For advice and information on how to increase water confidence and support your child through their aquatic journey take a look at our Bite-size Parent’s Guide.

When it comes to your child and swimming you probably have a lot of unanswered questions. Well, this Introducing Swimming for Parents section seeks to answer many of them.

To start off, check out our video Taking Your Child Swimming (left) from parent and ASA head of teaching and coaching research, Ian Freeman.

You'll get a pool checklist, find out the best time to take your child swimming, learn when to start them in swimming lessons and much more.

  • Use our Pool Finder to track down your nearest pool and ask them about lessons today

What else can I find in this section?

There is lots of advice on your child and swimming. This includes:

IoS Training For Level 1 Teaching Qualifications