Liverpool Swimming Academy – Implementing the ASA National Plan



Liverpool Swimming Academy – ASA National Plan
  • Swimming lessons designed to follow the framework of the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) National Plan.
  • Stages 1 – 7 delivered after school and Saturday’s
  • Experienced Level 2 Swimming Coaches
  • Ongoing Assessment

Monday      4 – 5.30    North Liverpool (near Crosby)

Tuesday     4 – 5.30    North Liverpool (near Crosby)

Wednesday 4 – 5.30   North Liverpool (near Crosby)

Thursday    4-5          North Liverpool (near Crobsy)

Friday         4 –  5.30  Liverpool City (Spindles, Adelphi)

Saturday     2 – 4        Birkdale (near Southport)

The Journey Through The ASA National Plan Awards

The National Plan Stages 1 to 7 succeeds the Duckling Awards and I can Awards.  The framework of the National plan is designed to develop aquatic skills as opposed to teaching children to swim up and down length after length compounding bad technique.

Each stage has a set number of outcomes to be achieved and as the children progress through the stages a tool box of aquatic skills is acquired.  It is this tool box of aquatic skills that is essential part of swimming development as it provides the individual with key skills to draw from to become proficient in all four strokes.  Additionally, it also keeps interest levels engaged as children are given the opportunity to experiment with different skills as they continually revisit, develop and refine.

This point can be explained in more detail by using an example.  In the example below, an aquatic skill (objective) ‘push and glide’ taken from the National Plan curriculum is used to demonstrate the point.

Aquatic Skill – Push and glide

‘Push and Glide’ Stage 1


Stage 1 – “push and glide in a horizontal position to or from the wall” buoyancy aids can be used to assist.


‘Push and Glide’ Stage 6


Stage 6 – “sink push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into Front Crawl.”


The aquatic skill (objective) remains the same ‘push and glide’ but it has been developed and refined from Stage 1 ‘basic idea of movement’ through to Stage 6 ‘a highly complex skill!’   We believe this teaching style should be implemented when teaching a range of aquatic skills to both reinforce and refine the skills over a period of time.

Planning and Assessment

As every child is unique we use ongoing assessment as our preferred model to monitor children’s progress and achievements.  This method allows for flexibility and a specific skill can be adapted as necessary to cater for specific individual needs.  Regular assessment is ongoing so that achievements can be recorded and appropriate certificates issued at the correct time.  Formative assessment also assists with setting individual targets, again reinforcing each child’s needs.

We hope that you may like to join us someday if you are interested in finding out more information please fill in our contact form and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to read

Kind Regards

Liverpool Swimming Academy










Early Years Programme – Evolve Combat Academy 154 Sandy Road, L21 1AQ


Kathy – 07872935974 


The Early Years Programme
  • ASA Duckling Awards Pathway
  • 2 years old onwards
  • Group sizes very small
  • Lovely warm water

Monday – 3.30  4.00

Tuesday – 9.45   10.15

Tuesday – 10.15   10.45

Thursday – 9.45   10.15

Saturday – 10.30  11.00

The Early Years Programme

The Early years swimming programme is delivered from our venue near Crosby.  The programme follows the duckling awards designed by Swim England and the primary aim is to develop children’s water confidence and safety awareness.

Our pool is the ideal venue to deliver the Early years programme due to the lovely warm water and exclusive usage, making the perfect setting for young children and parents who can sit at poolside and capture all the best moments.

Learning to swim is a skill for life and getting little ones familiar with water in a safe and warm environment is a great place to start.  We believe the ideal age to start the ASA duckling programme is 2 years onwards.  At this age little ones can learn how to become independent from the adult whilst being under constant close supervision.  Also we like to keep our group sizes very small so that we can give every child under our supervision lots of individual attention.

The duckling programme is designed to prepare children for swimming lessons.  We believe the most beneficial approach to achieving this aim is to provide lots of quality structured play activities. Therefore, we use the framework of Swim England’s duckling programme to devise and carefully plan quality play opportunities that provide a fun approach to achieve the skills necessary to complete the duckling awards.

The duckling programme is geared towards getting little ones moving independently in the water; forwards, backwards and changing direction.  Motion actions practised in the water are known to improve children’s gross motor skills.  The above objectives can be achieved through play for example, we encourage children to move, splash and change direction in the water by sorting toys such as balls (splashing towards) different sets (hoops) around the corners of the pool. We also encourage getting comfortable with wetting hair and face and enjoy having a shower with the watering cans!  We also have an array of other toy and games including buckets, balls, bridges, ducks and ‘mother duck’ indeed ‘five little ducks’ is an old time favourite of ours!

We hope that you may like to join us someday if you are interested in finding out more information please fill in our contact form and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to read

Kind Regards

Liverpool Swimming Academy




Swimming Instructor Job – Liverpool 21 (near Crosby)


Education and Qualifications

  • ASA Level 1 or 2
  • CRB Check
  • Current Rescue Test

Looking for a highly motivated individual to deliver one to one and group swimming lessons for all ages and abilities.  The ability to work independently and excellent communication skills when dealing with children and parents are essential qualities we require of the prospective candidate.

 Required experience:

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phoneblue  Kathy – 07872 935974



Adelphi Hotel  Evolve Combat Academy   Bates Dairies   Ormksirk Primary

Kathy has been successfully running swimming lessons in the Sefton and Liverpool area since 2003. Kathy and her staff have developed a reputation for providing a fun, happy teaching environment which children and parents both enjoy. A trained early years practitioner, Kathy finds her seventeen years career as a nursery nurse invaluable, especially when combining this with her passion for teaching swimming.