Brio Leisure Swimming Lessons and the ASA Lesson structure2 Feb
As many of you know, swimming is a brilliant skill to have. Not only is it a great way to stay in shape, it’s also a valuable life skill; you never know when it might come in handy! That’s why it’s important to learn to swim as soon as possible, and get your children in swimming lessons while they’re young.
At Brio Leisure, we offer a variety of swimming lessons for children of all ages and abilities and all of our lessons follow the ASA guidelines for the following reasons:
- The ASA framework is one of the most successful of its kind already, and is used in over 1000 swimming programmes as well as being adapted abroad.
- It’s supported by clear progression between stages, and teaches all aquatic disciplines, including Rookie Lifesaving, again showing its use as a life skill.
The way in which lessons progress offers a steady, safe learning curve covering all aspects of swimming, as you can see below:
- Stage 1 gives your child a chance to build basic movements in the water, with the use of water aids if they need it.
- Stage 2 builds on this by teaching safe entries to the water along with slightly more advanced movements such as turning and rotating.
- Stage 3 leads towards swimming a full 10 meters both on their front and back as well as exploring swimming underwater to collect objects.
- Stage 4 works with all 4 strokes, refining their techniques
- Stage 5 builds on the previous stage as well as introducing new techniques such as treading water; a very useful skill to have
- Stage 6 & 7 focus on breathing, warming up and lead towards swimming a full 100 meters!
After that, it’s up the child and parent where they would like to go from there. There’s competitive swimming, synchronised swimming, water polo and more so there’s certainly no lack of choice!
As you can see, the ASA swimming lessons framework is extremely comprehensive, covering everything needed and giving the child the groundwork to choose where to continue once all 7 stages are complete, which is why Brio Leisure choose to use them. Click here for more information on swimming lessons.