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

Are you learning to swim? If not ask your parents and school about getting lessons today.

It's never too late to learn. If you are 14 years or over you can learn to swim using the ASA Adult Learn to Swim Framework.Swimming is the only sport that can save your life, and your school should be giving you lessons.

However, around 200,000 children leave primary school each year unable to swim. Are you going to be one of them?

Depending on your disability, you can learn to swim in the same class as non-disabled children and progress using the same ASA Learn to Swim Pathway.

You can also work through the same ASA awards, but will be let off from doing things you physically can't do.

Swimming at school

If you are 11 or under your school should be offering you lessons as part of the National Curriculum.

This says that by the time you leave primary school you should be able to swim with help for at least 25m.

  • Talk to your teacher about lessons or tell your parents to talk to your teacher about lessons
  • Tell your parents they can find out more in our Disability section.