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Adult lessons are for those 14 years and over. There is an opportunity for participants to start their lessons at the very beginning to overcome any low water confidence issues and then progress to Stages 1-3 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework.


Additionally participants can progress to or start lessons as a Swimming Improver which focuses on Stage 4-5 of the Learn to Swim Framework. There is also the opportunity to support competent swimmers to improve their stroke using the Stages 6-7 of the Learn to Swim Framework. Swimming is a lifelong skill and it is never too late to start!

Adult Beginner Lessons

For adults who are not confident in the water and would like some support to develop water confidence and fundamentals of swimming. These lessons incorporates Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Amateur Swimming Association Learn to Swim pathway.

Stage 1

This stage helps develop safety awareness, the 'class' scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids such as armbands and floats.

Stage 2

This stage focuses on safe entry to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel on the front and back up to a distance of 5m, and rotating the body to regain an upright position. Swimmers may use armbands and floats.

Stage 3

More on developing safe entries to the water - including submersion - travelling up to 10m on the front and back, and progressing water safety knowledge and body rotation skills from the previous stage.

Adult Improver Lessons

For adults who are confident in the water and want to improve their swimming strokes or learn a new stroke. These lessons incorporates Stages 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Amateur Swimming Association's Learn to Swim pathway.

Stage 4

This stage aids the learner in developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills. Also covered is refining kicking techniques for all strokes. The swimmer has to swim 10m to a standard directed by the ASA.

Stage 5

During this stage, swimmers develop 'watermanship' through sculling and treading water skills and complete body rotation. They perform all strokes for 10m to a standard provided by the ASA in the Learn to Swim Framework.

Stage 6

Developing effective swimming skills - including coordinated breathing - across all strokes is the focus of this stage. Learners also have to swim a distance of 25m using a stroke of their choice. 

Stage 7

Develop quality stroke techniques up to 100m incorporating the skills they have learned, and combine them to develop a linked routine. This stage also requires an obstacle course to be completed using skills acquired throughout Stages 1 to 7.