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posted 18 Aug 2015, 16:18 by Martin Binns

Primary Swim School's new partnership helps to reward swimming attainment

28 May 2015 

The ASA and Cap2 Solutions have launched an innovative way for families to follow their child’s swimming progress and order attainment badges. 

A new partnership between the national governing body for swimming, the ASA, and Cap2 Solutions, a leading provider of specialist course management systems, has led to a new and convenient way for parents to order and receive swimming Awards.

Accessed via HomePortal, an online hub which utilises CoursePro, Cap2’s course management product, families will now be able to better understand their child’s progress and track their child’s achievements within the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway by logging on to the secure hub.

The new functionality will also enable parents to directly reward their child’s progress by being able to purchase Awards and certificates directly from the ASA as soon as their child reaches each milestone.

Richard Clancy, General Manager of Cap2 Solutions, said: “Cap2 is delighted to be working with the ASA. Our aim is to build better solutions in partnership with the ASA to deliver world class course management solutions, which is what this new functionality does.”

The partnership aims to encourage all learn to swim providers to use the new HomePortal function and is currently running a pilot programme with a range of learn to swim operators in England.

One of the first swimming lesson providers to sign up to use the new HomePortal function is Primary Swim School Ltd, based in Bolton.

Director Martin Binns said: “This partnership is a huge leap forward for our swimming teachers. Using mobile technology to create a one touch recording and recognition process between teacher, child, parent, postman and home will really help families to recognise and celebrate their child’s swimming milestones.

“The system will also help the young people to get their awards quicker so they can feel proud of their achievements and encourage them to go on and reach the next level.”

The ASA Learn to Swim Pathway is the national syllabus for learn to swim lessons, from babies right through to adults. As participants progress through the Pathway they can be rewarded through the ASA’s Award scheme, which recognises achievement for different stages, distances, strokes and safety.