Here at Summerfields we follow ASA Learn to Swim Pathway. This means your child will be following a nationally recognised syllabus and awards system produced by swimming’s governing body. We run over 115 lessons a week.

the asa

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 ASA 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 six months) started, to the ASA 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 water polo, synchronised swimming, diving, rookie lifeguard and swim squads.

The quality of the water in the pool which I use 3 times a week is excellent. The changing facilities are generally clean. I have one to one swim lessons with Ruth, she is a great teacher and very good at explaining things to me. I also watch her teach my daughter in a session with other children. She knows exactly what each child is doing at any given time.


The Kellogg’s ASA Awards support the British Gas ASA 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 ASA Swim Pathway. They will provide you with feedback on 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 form as young as 6 weeks. Our nursery (accompanied) lessons are from 6wks-18mths, our tadpoles (accompanied) lessons are from 18-36 months and our pre-school (unaccompanied) lessons are for 3-5 years. These all then lead in to after school lessons.

How do I find out about lesson availability?
Simply make an enquiry using the swim school enquiry form at the bottom of this page and our swim co-ordinator will be in touch. We run lessons throughout the week and we will help you to find a convenient time for you. 

How do I pay pay for the lessons?
Lessons run 50 weeks of the year. The most convenient method of payment is via easy monthly direct debit or are FREE on an Active membership.

Do I need to get in the water with my child?
All children under 3 years old start in an adult and child session, when the child is 3 they can they move into stages without an adult. At this point adults can sit on the convenient pool balcony whilst enjoying a coffee from the freedomcafé.

Do you offer adult lessons?
We offer adult lessons in groups for beginners or improvers or on a one to one basis. Simply make an enquiry using the swim school enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

Do I pay for certificates?                                                     Badges & certificates are ordered through our swim school co-ordinator at a cost of £3.00.