Begin and Learn

There are lots of places in the county to learn how to swim.

Learn to swim

Learning to swim has no age limit and thousands are taking it up each year. It's is a fantastic experience – and it's not as daunting as you might think.

Each year thousands of people just like you take the plunge and learn how to be confident in the water.

With group, private and one-to-one lessons available across the county, getting started is easy.

Getting started

Whether you're a parent trying to find lessons for your children, an adult learning for the first time, or a returner to the pool looking to improve, you'll find what you need in the all-inclusive programme ASA Learn to Swim Pathway.

It takes the non swimmer from his or her first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water and then builds a solid foundation to advance onto competition swimming, water polo, diving and synchronised swimming.

If your an adult wanting to learn to swim then the ASA adult framework provides clear outcomes and is catered towards your individuals needs whether, you're a complete beginner or want to learn new techniques.

How do I get lessons

Go to Pool Finder and search for your nearest pool offering swimming lessons.

I'm a bit nervous

You are not alone, especially if it has been a while since you were in the pool.

Read inspiring stories on how learning to swim has changed people's lives and check out the ASA's Beating Nervousness page or ask your local pool about lessons to help you back into the water.

The GoSwim app.

Swim apps

There are a wide range of Swimming apps that can help you develop as a swimmer, whether you are a complete beginner or someone looking to develop their times.

Among those you might wish to have a look at are Swimtag (click to read a case study), GoSwim, Speedo Fit-Swim Fitness, Swimming for Life and Wild Swimming Britain.