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Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim

Pendle Leisure Trust follows a structured lesson programme

through the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway, children will be taken on a journey from their first splash to developing water confidence and competence, all whilst having fun and making friends!

This Pathway is divided into seven progressive stages and make up the core, national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school aged children.

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

Each of the stages has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each award.

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Outcomes at the end of each Stage will be:

These stages are called the Fundamental Sport Skills of the Learn to Swim Pathway. They are discipline-specific and build on the swimming skills learned in Stages 1-7.They have been developed with the grass roots programmes of the individual sports so are great if your child wants to take up competitive swimming, water polo, synchro, or diving.

At the end of each stage your child should be able to:


Designed to complement the 7 stages of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework, the Rainbow Distance Awards are a range of bright, cheerful badges and certificates to help keep your child motivated while working through the individual Learn to Swim stages. Swimming ability and stamina are the focus of these awards. Children can work their way from the five metres through to the 1 mile distance award.

On a note of caution, please be aware that your child securing the Rainbow Distance Award is not an indication that he or she is safe in deep water. The ASA has designed specific awards for safety and survival.

When will the child receive these awards?

Upon achieving the swimming teacher will issue the child with a note of distance achieved. This note will have to be passed on to the reception who will issue a badge and a certificate. Please note that there will additional charges for badges and certificates.

Are you ready to join?

Get in touch with our team or call us at one of our three swimming pools: