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The Adult Swimming Awards

The Swim England Adult Swimming Framework consists of four progressive stages and Awards that are suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced swimmers.

Stages and Awards

  • Be Water Confident: For nervous participants or those new to swimming who want to improve their confidence.
  • Be a Swimmer: Giving participants the skills necessary to start swimming independently over short distances without support or floatation equipment.
  • Be a Better Swimmer: For those who can swim 25 metres or more and would like to improve their technique and build on their stamina.
  • Be a Master Swimmer: For those that would like to develop more advanced swimming skills to be able to compete or confidently enter a masters section of a swimming club.

▶️ Watch Lauren from the Learn to Swim team explain the Awards in more detail.

The Adult Distance Awards can be used alongside the Adult Swimming Awards, which can be gained by achieving 5 metres, 10 metres, 25 metres, 50 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres, 800 metres and 1 mile.

These are designed to provide motivational milestones for adults who enjoy lane swimming, these Awards offer clear targets to achieve.

To deliver a successful adult swimming programme we recommend each adult works with their swimming teacher/coach/coordinator to identify their reasons for attending and set personalised targets.

There’s also a Blank Achievement Award which is a great motivational tool.

Why should you deliver the Adult Awards as part of your lessons programme?

  • Meeting customer demand: There is a growing demand for adult swimming lessons, you can meet this demand and provide a valuable service to the local community.
  • Promote health and wellbeing: Whether for fitness or relaxation, swimming can be a valuable tool for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • Diversification: Including adult swimming lessons in your programme can help you diversify your offerings and attract a broader range of customers.
  • Revenue generation: Delivering adult swimming lessons can be a source of additional income generation for your business.

📧 Email learntoswim@swimming.org to enquire about how to integrate these Awards into your swimming lesson programme.

🛒 Visit the Swim England webshop to view these Awards.

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