Swim Academy Programme

Swim Academy Liverpool follows the Amateur Swimming Association's (ASA) Learn to Swim framework and follows the guidance and expected standards set out by the ASA. The children are taught by ASA qualified instructors and follow the ASA awards scheme.

Swim Academy Liverpool is structured into five categories and swimmers will progress to the next group when all competencies have been satisfied according to the ASA expected standards.  We will continuously assess ability, speed and progression, which will vary depending on the individual.  You will be notified of progression to the next group by the swimming instructor.

Our programme

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    Non-swimmers: Perfect for those starting their swimming journey. Focuses on water confidence and is directly linked to the ASA foundation stage.

    ASA Duckling, stage 1 and 2

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    Beginners/Improvers: At the end of this stage your child will be able to enter the water safely and swim 10-15 metres on their front and back.

    ASA stage 3 and 4

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    Improvers/Advanced 1 and 2: At the end of this stage your child will be able to perform a horizontal stationary scull on their back, swim 10 metres with clothes on and more.

    ASA stage 5 and 6


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    Advanced +: At the end of this stage your child will be able to swim all 4 strokes for a minimum of 25 metres and perform a sitting dive.

    ASA stage 7

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    Skill specific: For children who have completed stage 7 and are now ready to progress to specific aquatic disciplines to build stamina and technique. At most pools, sessions last 45 minutes.

    ASA stage 8, 9 and 10