The sport of swimming is the second biggest participation sport in the UK and as the nation strives to improve its health and fitness, the popularity of swimming continues to grow. The Amateur Swimming Association is the national governing body for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water and Synchronised Swimming.
The City of Canterbury Swimming Club is committed to ensuring that:
Everyone has an opportunity to learn to swim.
There are clear and effective pathways for participation, and success xxis available to everyone.
The major role of development of grassroots swimming is encouraging children to learn to swim. The City of Canterbury Swimming Club participates in the ASA Awards Scheme using the National Plan for Teaching Swimming, which is sponsored by Kellogg's.
Currently there are 12 ASA National Swim Awards in total, two for each of 6 development levels. Swimmers will be required to perform skills and strokes competently. A Certificate will be issued on completion.
Why ASA National Teaching Plan?
To encourage the progress of swimmers based on achievement.
To encourage swimmers to develop a wide range of skills.
To emphasise the importance of water confidence at an early stage
To encourage the development of high quality technique through xxrepetition, revision and consolidation.
To identify the correct standard of skill performance.
To take part in the teaching and developmental coaching programme xxof the Club
Our Chief Coach, Tony Smith, has overall responsibility for the coaching and teaching programme for City of Canterbury Swimming Club.
Our team of volunteer poolside personnel are qualified and experienced to deliver and assess swimmers through the skill and stroke development of the National Teaching Plan.