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  • ASA National Teaching Plan The Burnham-on-Sea Swim Academy teaching program is based on the ASA National Plan for Teaching swimming (NPTS) . The Academy chose to align itself with the ASA NPTS for the following reasons:
  • Provides a National syllabus for Multi-Aquatic development. The NPTS has set a national standard for Performance which provide a degree of consistency throughout the country with regard to what swimmers do and how them to do it.A swimmer graduating from the Burnham-on-Sea Swimming Academy will now have awards that are recognized throughout the country.
  • Identifies the correct standards of skill performance
  • Provides assessment against clearly identified outcomes - assessment is a critical aspect of the NPTS as this forms the basis for progression from one level to another. The outcomes are clearly stated and provide a reference point by which progression can be easily measured. Academy swimmers will work towards badges & certificates in each class.
  • Develop a wide range of skills - the content of the NPTS prepares swimmers to participate in a variety of different disciplines and in so doing develops a more rounded and more skilful performer. This will increase the range of opportunities open to the swimmer in terms of future development whilst at the same time provides a sound skill basis for those wishing to progress to the competitive aspect of the sport.
  • Swimmers will enjoy a safe swimming environment, while achieving competence & confidence in the water, which will increase the likelihood of lifelong participation & the opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle.
There are 10 stages of the NPTS, along with numerous awards that compliment the National Plan as swimmers progress. Details of the stages are outlined opposite Teaching Plan for the 10 stages of the ASA National Plan for teaching swimming.