ASA Foundation Framework
The British Gas Learn to Swim Programme takes the non-swimmer on a journey from the first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water.
The swimmer’s ‘journey through aquatics’ starts with Foundation, a programme for developing early-years water confidence, encouraged through sessions such as ‘adult and child’ and pre-school sessions.
Emphasis is on the development of very basic motor skills and an introduction to water and the swimming environment through fun and games. The ASA Duckling Awards, Swim- A Song awards and Alpha Step Awards provide the appropriate rewards for this section.
The next stage of the journey takes a swimmer through FUNdamental Movement. This makes up Stages 1-7 of the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Programme.