swimming lessons at littlehampton swimming & sports centre

Here at Littlehampton Swimming & Sports Centre we follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway. This means your child will be following a nationally recognised syllabus and awards system produced by swimming’s governing body

The world renowned 'Learn to Swim' programme is used in over 1,000 swimming programmes in the UK and internationally and has already taught millions of children to swim. It continues to be by far the most successful grass-roots programme in British sport.


The Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway incorporates the following frameworks:

• ASA Foundation Framework
• ASA Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1-7
• ASA Aquatic Skills Framework Stages 8 to 10
• ASA Adult Swimming

lesson structure

The Learn to Swim Pathway maintains a focus on fun and games to help children develop the skills they need to become competent swimmers. Children are guided from the ASA Foundation Framework to get babies (as young as from birth) started, to the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework where they learn basic skills through to more advanced techniques.After which they can attend the ASA Aquatic Skills Framework to develop sports skills in diving, rookie lifeguard, swim squads and masterclass.


Our awards are supported by the Swim England Learn To Swim Pathway. Covering all ten stages of the syllabus, the colour-coded badges and certificates have been designed to reward and encourage children to learn the core skills of each individual award stage, as well as ensuring that they have fun in aquatic sport.


instructors & supervision

All the instructors are experienced and fully trained to deliver the Swim England Swim Pathway. They will provide you with feedback via report cards on request about your child’s development as well as their progress through the awards system. The instructors are all CRB checked and supervised by our swim course coordinator. 

enquire about lessons:


What age can children start learning to swim?
Children can start to gain confidence in the water and get used to the swimming pool environment from birth with us. 

How do I find out about lesson availability?

Once you have completed out enquiry form, our swim coordinator will be in touch and find the right level of class for your child. Lessons run throughout the week and we will help you to find a convenient time for you.

How do I pay pay for the lessons?
Lessons can be paid for via monthly direct debit at Littlehampton Swimming & Sports Centre. Please phone reception for course costs.

Do I need to get in the water with my child?
All children under 3.5 years old start in an adult and child session, when the child is 3.5 years old they can they move into pre-school stage 1 without an adult in the pool.  Teachers are in the water with children of this age.  At this point adults can sit on poolside or enjoy a coffee in the refreshment area. All lessons are fully lifeguarded.

Do you do adult lessons?
We offer a variety of adult lessons including; Non swimmer, improver sessions, 1:1 lessons and adult squad for those who are more able and confident, looking to improve stamina and technique.

How do I cancel my lessons?

Customers are now asked to fill in an online form to cancel their swimming lessons with us.  To do so we need to know why.  Click here for the Cancel Request Form.