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Learn to Swim

Swimming is a fun activity, a healthy activity and a valuable life skill.

All SASP swimming lessons are 1/2 hour long and children swim in small groups, with the teacher in the water for the beginner stages.

Our venues are in Quantock and Minehead.

SASP Swimming Groups

SASP Group Names

Ability Description

Working towards Swim England (ASA)Learn to Swim award

Bubbles 1

Beginner, non-swimmer, building water confidence

Ducklings 1,2 & 3 and Stage 1

Bubbles 2

Travelling without floatation aids on front and back up to 5 metres

Stage 2

Splashes 1

Intermediate 5-10 metres, swimming without floatation aids and improving stroke technique

Stage 3

Splashes 2

Intermediate 10 metres, developing stroke technique in all four strokes in deep water

Stage 4


Intermediate 10-25 metres, developing stroke technique in all four strokes in deep water

Stage 5


Competent 25 metres swimming in deep water, swimming all four strokes developing good effective technique

Stages 6 & 7


Pre-club development group working on stroke technique and stamina in preparation for club level swimming

Stage 8 and Beyond

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
    South Somerset District Council
  • Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support