The Stamford Swim School is open to pupils of the Schools, parents and the public and offers lessons to children from the age of 4 right up to adults following the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Learn to Swim Framework. Lessons run after school and in the evening during weekdays as well as at weekends, throughout the majority of the year. There is also Water Polo, Competitive Swimming/Diving, and Synchronised Swimming for the higher levels once a student has reached and passed level 7.
Our dedicated ASA qualified team of teachers will provide your child with a specific progress report at the end of each term. All teachers are Enhanced DBS checked. The Stamford Swim School prides itself on the quality and wealth of experience that all of our swim teachers have. Most of our teachers hold the level 2 swim teacher certificate and others are working towards this qualification.
Managing your Lessons
The Stamford Swim School, provides our swimmers and parents with access to the CoursePro Home Portal, where parents and learners can securely monitor progression, gain feedback and manage their bookings at the touch of a button. Home Portal improves the quality of your children’s lessons, and help you feel more involved in their progression by giving you instant lesson feedback from teachers and coaches.
For more information on CoursePro and how to use and access the system please download the newsletter.
Coursepro - Home Portal
ASA 'Learn to Swim Framework'
The Swim School lessons are run in accordance with the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) as endorsed by the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework. The Swim England Learn to Swim Framework is about developing confident and competent swimmers through fun and enjoyment, and Learn to swim stages 1-7 are at the heart of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.
Stage 1 – Developing basic safety awareness – basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids.
Stage 2 – Developing safe entries to the water , including jumping in, basic floating, travel & rotation unaided to regain upright positions. Swimmers may use aids.
Stage 3 – Developing safe entries including submersion, travel up to 10 metres on the front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.
Stage 4 – Developing an understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes and swimming 10 metres to an set ASA standard
Stage 5 – Developing water skills through sculling, treading water and complete rotation. Performing all strokes to set ASA standard.
Stage 6 – Developing effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing, developing water safety aspects and understanding preparation for exercise.
Stage 7 – Developing quality stroke technique up to 100 metres, combining skills to a linked routine and completing an obstacle course incorporating all skills learnt.
Aquatic Skills Framework – Includes Mini Water Polo, Rookie Lifeguarding and Competitive Swimming as an alternative to structured swimming lessons. A pupil must have passed stage 7, or be a competent stage 6 to be able to join these lessons.
Stages 8 – 10 – Perfect for children who have completed the Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 and are now looking to develop skills for competitive swimming, water polo or the Bronze, Silver or
Gold Challenge swimming awards.
To help ascertain you child’s level the below checklist can be used. However, we still highly recommend a free assessment performed by a teacher – these are every Saturday at 12pm and must be pre-booked.