Diamond Swim Academy

Diamond Swim Academy

At Diamond Swim Academy we aim to offer high quality Learn To Swim provision for all.

Our highly experienced staff have represented Great Britain in Swimming at 5 Olympics and competed internationally over a period of  18 years breaking 56  British Records, 10 Commonwealth Records, 2 European Records and 1 World Record between them.

Our teaching staff strive to provide high quality swimming technique and skills and deliver this through their lessons and service to you as a customer. Our staff promote skill and quality as future success and swimming progression will only come from perfected Learn To Swim skills.

We are aware that not all children will want to become the next Olympic Champion, but we believe every child should have the opportunity to learn to swim and be given the key swimming skills to enable them to reach their maximum potential.  Diamond Swim Academy will provide swimmers with the skill set required as well as retaining the all-important element of fun.

We are two families that have come together to form Diamond Swim Academy.  We all met though swimming and were all National or International Swimmers. As ex swimmers we know what is required at a fundamental level to ensure that swimmers are given the correct skills and opportunity to reach their potential.  We are proud to say we offer that individualised service at Diamond Swim Academy.

We purposely do not run lessons back to back to enable a 10 minute break between lessons.  We do this as we anticipate that children may take longer to get in/out or that a parent/guardian may want to talk to the teachers to discuss their childs/swimmers progress.  The 10 minute gap ensures each lesson gets the full half hour of quality teaching.

At Diamond Swim Academy we work closely with the National Governing Body of Swimming, The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and use the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway and complementary awards, as the basis of our lessons.  The British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway is the overarching programme for Learn to Swim.  Within this pathway, Diamond Swim Academy use the ASA Foundation Framework, ASA Learn to Swim Framework and ASA Adult Framework.  Diamond Swim Academy also add additional elements to each framework depending on the swimmers requirements.  Swimmers will work towards achieving a set of outcomes that Diamond Swim Academy have set in conjunction with the ASA awards criteria, before progressing up through our lesson programme. Once a swimmer achieves a set of outcomes we like to recognise their achievement with the relevant award which is made up of a badge and a certificate.  These can be purchased for a small additional cost.

When swimmers join Diamond Swim Academy they will receive a membership pack containing information about what to expect when being part of Diamond Swim Academy.  The information includes details about what the swimmer will strive to achieve, pathways they can progress along, awards they can achieve and events that we hold throughout the year.


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