The Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club’s Learn to Swim lessons are based on the ASA Learn to Swim Framework incorporating Stages 1 – 10 and Challenge Awards Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club’s Learn to Swim teachers are Amateur Swimming Association (the ASA) Qualified to a Level 2 standard and are CRB checked. Our teachers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
We cannot guarantee that you will be with the same teacher for consecutive terms.
Aims of Stages
Stage 1 (mainly in baby pool, with occasional visits to shallow end of main pool)
Developing basic safety awareness in a class scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills.
Stage 2 (shallow end of main pool)
Developing safe entries to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel and rotation, unaided to regain upright positions.
Developing safe entries including submersion, travel 10 metres on their front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.
Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes and swimming 10 metres to a given standard as directed by the ASA.
Developing watermanship through sculling and treading water skills and complete rotation, also performing all strokes to the given standard as directed by the ASA.
Developing effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing, developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.
Developing quality stroke technique over 100 metres, incorporating skills learnt and combining them to develop a linked routine and complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplished throughout the stages 1-7.
To develop more advaned swimming techniques working towards ASA Expected Standard in turns Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle.
To develop more advanced swimming techniques working towards ASA Expected Standard in starts Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle.
To develop more advanced swimming techniques in streamlining and Freestyle relay takeovers.
Bronze, Silver & Gold Challenge Awards
Develop all strokes to ASA standard, working on both speed and stamina to ensure stroke technique is maintained.
Once completed, these awards prepare swimmers for advancement into competitive swimming.