Learn to Swim Programme

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The National Learn to Swim Framework for Scotland is an all-inclusive pathway providing opportunities for everyone to participate in any aquatic discipline they choose, at whatever level they aspire to.


To support this rationale the National Framework provides a structure in which schemes of work for Scottish Swimming lesson programmes can be developed. This outlines objectives that work with the core philosophy of firstly establishing core aquatic skills prior to attempting to developing efficient stroke technique and later going on to develop a wider range of aquatic competences. 

The National Framework links to the training of swimming teaches by Scottish Swimming, resources provided by Scottish Swimming to aid the development of core aquatic skills and to the Scottish Swimming Awards Scheme including the Triple S (Scotland Safe Swimmer) Award. 

“Developing and delivering a progressive learn to swim programme is critical for the continued success of aquatics in Scotland. This new framework develops fundamental aquatic literacy skills before developing stroke technique and proficiency in other water based activities.

Swimming is a sport for all and a sport for life and adopting this framework will encourage individuals to remain in the sport, whether as a competitor or for the fun, fitness and friendship element, as well as producing new role models on the world stage.”

Alan Lynn Scottish Swimming National Coach

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