The ASA Learn to Swim Companion

For parents, carers, and anyone considering taking the plunge

ASA Adult Swimming Framework

ASA Learn to Swim Pathway

The ASA Adult Swimming Framework is about improving confidence, competence and technique with no age limit.

Not everyone is able to reach their potential during their school years.

The ASA has revealed that one in five adults is unable to swim, which shows a need for adult swimming lessons which cater to the needs of older swimmers.

The ASA Adult Swimming Framework understands that adults have very different needs to children when learning to swim.

Adults have different motivations, learn in different ways and have completely different needs to children learning to swim.

The ASA believes that every person should have a chance to learn to swim and become the very best swimmer they can be, which is why our adult lessons give a very specific set of aims and targets.

ASA Adult Swimming Framework National Syllabus

The Adult Swimming Framework has a national syllabus with clear aims and objectives which help swimmers start to become competent and confident in their ability in the water.

It caters for every type of adult swimmer, including those who are unable to swim at all, beginners and those who are nervous about swimming. There is also support for swimmers who are coming back to swimming after a break or just those who want to improve their technique.

Confident swimmers are given the opportunity to improve all of the four strokes, go into the competitive side of swimming or to join a Masters club which are aimed at adults over the age of 18.

Find out more about getting into Masters swimming at the ASA Masters Swimming Hub here.