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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All About Swimming Lessons

Here at the ASA we know a lot about swimming and swimming lessons. So here’s a quick guide on what you can do and why.

Ask your parents or teachers about lessons. Or go to our Pool Finder, and ask your local pool about lessons.Swimming is the only sport that can save your life, and your school should be giving you access to lessons.

However, around 200,000 children leave primary school each year unable to swim,so you may not be able to.

Any lesson should follow the ASA Learn To Swim Framework, this will ensure you have fun while you learn to swim. 

It also means you can collect loads of badges and certificates. Click on the images left to learn more about them.

There are seven main stages of the Pathway. They are based on developing your skills, movement in the water, and having fun.

Then stages 8-10 teach you sports skills. They are discipline-specific and help you get into competitive swimming, water polo, synchro, or diving.

For more information on the different stages click here

Baby Swimming Lesson Guidelines - Teachers