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 School Swimming

Learning to swim is a skill that could save your life one day. And your school should be providing you with lessons.

By the age of 11 you should be able to swim 25 metres. The school needs to ensure this happensAround 200,000 children leave primary school each unable to swim 25 metres. Are you one of them? If so, your school has let you down.

All children should be able to access swimming lessons through school because swimming and water safety is a compulsory part of the national curriculum.

If you’d like to improve swimming at your school you can:

  • Ask your school about swimming lessons
  • Tell your parents about your school's duty to help you learn to swim. Ask them to talk to your school
  • Ask your parents to talk to your local authority about school swimming
  • Did you know you could get a pool in your school? Click here to find out about Pools4Schools
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