Learn to Swim Framework

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Congratulations to EnjoyLeisure who won the Scottish Water Learn to Swim Service Provider of the Year award at annual Scottish Swimming Awards Night in 2019.

Shortlisted alongside North Lanarkshire Leisure and Sport Aberdeen, Enjoy Leisure have been delivering the full pathway of the Learn to Swim Framework for the last few years in partnership with Scottish Swimming and Scottish Water. Enjoyleisure won this award for their work in ensuring their swimming lessons are inclusive with strong parent communication and excellent links with schools and local aquatics clubs to ensure children in East Lothian become confident, competent and safer swimmers. Read more... 

Scottish Water, Proud to Support the Learn to Swim National Framework are enabling Scottish Swimming to roll out this inclusive pathway providing opportunities for everyone to participate in any aquatic discipline they choose, at whatever level they aspire to.

To support our rationale the Learn to Swim 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 teachers 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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