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International Learn to Swim Provider FAQs

Click or tap on the questions below to find out more about the International Learn to Swim Provider Membership.

If the answer to your question is not provided, feel free to email the Learn to Swim Team

What is the International Learn to Swim Provider membership?

Swim England International Learn to Swim Provider is a membership scheme designed for those delivering or helping to deliver the Learn to Swim Programme. This includes international schools and operators.

By becoming a Member you will have access to a range of benefits with Swim England and our partners, as well as expert support and guidance on how to deliver the Learn to Swim Programme to the highest possible standard. The programme provides swimmers with the opportunity to develop core aquatic skills to progress through the Long Term Athlete Development support pathway. This leads to developing specific sport aquatic skills, allowing the swimmers to be prepared for entering the other aquatic disciplines, as well as gaining a life-long love and participation within swimming.

How do I find out the benefits of becoming an international member?

You can find more information on our About International Learn to Swim Provider page.

If you would like to speak to someone directly about your membership, contact the team.

Who can apply to become an International Learn to Swim provider?

Any International school, independent swim school, or operator involved with the provision of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme can apply to become a Member. To be successful in your application, you must meet Swim England’s minimum criteria for International Learn to Swim Providers These are detailed below.

What do I need to meet the minimum criteria to join?
  1. Evidence of current Public Liability Insurance.
  2. Proof of delivery of the Learn to Swim Programme.
  3. Actively purchasing Learn to Swim Awards.
  4. Swim Teachers who are qualified to Swim England Level 2 standard (or equivalent).
  5. Evidence and details of pool safety operating procedures (PSOPs).
  6. Proof that staff members are up to date with child protection policies.
How much is the membership?
  • Initial sign up costs £250 which includes the benefits and first year license fee
  • Annual renewal costs £85
  • Prices are subject to annual review and exclude postage and packaging fees. Customer is responsible for paying any relevant import charges.
How do I sign up?

Applying for Membership is easy. Once you’ve checked that you meet our minimum criteria (listed above), simply visit our Sign-up page , complete the online application form and we’ll do the rest.

What are the Swim England Learn to Swim awards?

The Learn to Swim awards are divided into progressive stages. They make up the core, national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school aged children.

They are designed to reward swimmers for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.

Each of the Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each Award

Learn more about all of the awards on offer to help celebrate achievement and progression in swimming lessons.

What support will be available from Swim England?

You will be in regular contact with our Learn to Swim Technical Aquatic Managers who can provide all the support and guidance needed to run your Learn to Swim Programme.

The Learn to Swim Team is also on hand to help. Contact us anytime and we will get back to you as soon as possible