Bromsgrove School Swimming Academy (BSSA)

The Swimming Academy offers:

  • Parent & Baby classes
  • Parent & Toddler classes
  • Children's classes
  • Pre-School classes
  • Intensive courses during Easter and Summer Holidays
For more information about timings of lessons and prices please download the Information Pack (left hand menu) or email the Academy Coordinator on bssa@bromsgrove-school.co.uk or telephone Bromsgrove School Sports Centre on 01527 572129.


I am new to the Academy, how do I register my Child/ren with BSSA?

If your child is a complete beginner / non swimmer there’s no need for them to be assessed. Simply call reception on 01527 572129 to enquire about suitable Beginners 1 vacancies in our programme.

If they do need to be assessed the assessments sessions take place every Sunday at 12.30pm and 12.45pm. After the assessment is complete you will be given an information pack and a slip with your child’s assessed ability on it. Take this slip to reception together with your completed membership application form (page 9-10 of the information pack), ask about relevant vacancies, book and pay. It's that simple!


Are you a qualified swimming teacher?

Have you ever thought about teaching children to swim?

If you have a passion for the teaching of swimming that matches ours and would be interested in joining the BSSA teaching staff then we’d love to hear from you. You don’t have to be qualified: We will invest in your training if you have the right attitude and mind-set.

In particular, we would love to hear from you if you have a qualification in the teaching of babies and toddlers but all enquiries are welcome.

In the first instance contact Shaun Camden – Head Coach on bssa@bromsgrove-school.co.uk



Easter and Summer Intensive Courses

Please contact us about our Intensive Courses throughout the year. We will email all parents who have provided us with a valid email address to remind them about any upcoming courses and any cancellations which might arise. For instant notifications please ‘Like’ us on Facebook.


Badges Information

To find out more about badges please download the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming - Journey through Aquatics.

The Swimmer’s ‘journey through aquatics’ starts with Foundation, a programme for developing early years water confidence, which is encouraged through sessions such as ‘parent and baby’ and ‘pre-school’ sessions. The emphasis is upon development of very basic motor skills and introduction to water and the swimming environment through fun and games. The ASA Duckling Awards provide rewards appropriate for this section.

The next stage along the journey takes a Swimmer through Fundamental Movement Skills; Stage 1 to 7 of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming. These are smaller stepping-stones for Swimmers who are not yet ready for Stage 1 of the NPTS and who may have ADDITIONAL NEEDS requirements in order to progress into Stage 1 of the NPTS. The Awards range specific to this section is the ‘ASA Alpha Awards’.


Assessments

Assessments for new swimmers with the BSSA take place every Sunday starting at 12.30pm and 12.45pm. Places are limited so please call 01527 572129 to book.


Swimming Academy Staff

To view profiles of the Swimming Academy staff, please go to our Staff Directory page.



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