All children learn to swim at Acacia, starting from Reception class. We have a 25 meter swimming pool.
We follow the ASA’s Learn to Swim programme, a world-leading syllabus that develops competent, confident and safe swimmers who then have the skill base for developing technique in a wide range of water based sports, including competitive swimming.
The ASA Learn to Swim Framework contains 7 progressive stages for teachers to use to deliver an effective learn to swim programme. Each stage has a list of clear outcomes. Participants are required to complete all outcomes at each stage in order to gain the stage specific award.
Once the swimmer has developed the core range of skills required to be confident, competent and safe in water through stages 1-7, they can progress onto the ASA Aquatic Skills Framework stages 8, 9 & 10 to develop their competitive swimming skills.