Learn to Swim

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

Swim England Adult Swimming Framework

Learn to Swim Programme

The Swim England Adult Swimming Framework is about improving confidence, technique and safety in the water, with no age limit.

Not everyone is able to reach their potential in the water during their school years. This is where swimming lessons using our Adult Swimming Framework can help.

Around 30% of adults in the UK can’t swim a length. Yet, one quarter of adult non-swimmers would like to learn how.

The Adult Swimming Framework

With four progressive stages and Awards to choose from, the Swim England Adult Swimming Framework is suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced swimmers who would just like some additional coaching to improve their technique.

Adults have very different needs to children when learning to swim – as an adult, you have different motivations and learn in different ways.

Our Adult Swimming Framework takes this into account, providing goals and targets suitable for those aged 16+.

Take a look at the skills you will cover during the Adult Swimming Framework.

Where to start

Find a centre near you that delivers Swim England adult swimming lessons.

Learning to swim, or improving your swimming with a centre that delivers lessons using our Adult Swimming Framework ensures you develop the right skills to become confident, safe and competent in the water.

There are over 1000 leisure centres and swim schools in the UK that deliver Swim England Adult Learn to Swim lessons.

What next?

Completing the Adult Swimming Framework open the doors to many opportunities.

As well as being able to enjoy general swimming with family and friends, you could move into the competitive side of swimming or join a Masters club which are aimed at adults over the age of 18.

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