MORE and more Borderers will be heading for the fast lane as the region is set to dive into Scottish Swimming’s National Learn to Swim Framework.

Live Borders provides lessons for thousands of children across the region every week.

Following a period of consultation and development, Scottish Swimming introduced the new framework as part of an effort to bring youngsters up to speed even quicker.

And from next month the aquatics team at Live Borders will roll out this new teaching methods.

Amanda Blacklock from Live Borders told us: “We are very much looking forward to the implementation of the Scottish Swimming National Framework, delivered by our expert aquatics team.

“For children and parents already on our swimming programme, we would like to reinforce that the fundamentals of our swimming lesson programme will remain unchanged, with establishing core aquatic skills before developing efficient stroke technique and a wide range of aquatic competencies being taught, giving children a skill that will stay with them for life.

“We have been working very hard behind the scenes to ensure this is a seamless transition.

"Thanks to all who have popped along to our roadshows and for those that have been unable, they are very welcome to get in touch. We remain committed to ensuring children across the Scottish Borders are healthier, happier and stronger.”

The new Learn 2 Swim will be implemented in Teviotdale Leisure Centre, Peebles Swimming Pool, Galashiels Swimming Pool, Eyemouth Leisure Centre, Kelso Swimming Pool and Selkirk Leisure Centre.

Forbes Dunlop, CEO of Scottish Swimming commented: “It’s fantastic to have Live Borders on board with our National Learn to Swim Framework as we continue our efforts to help children across Scotland become safe, confident and competent swimmers in quality learning environments that are fun and enjoyable.

“We’re aiming to roll our Learn to Swim Framework out to 100,000 children across Scotland, so that our young people develop confidence, skills and a real love of swimming.”

The new program features four levels - Swimskills 1, Swimskills 2, Swimskills 3 and Swimskills 4, which also separate into Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Learn 2 Swim will roll out to all Live Borders’ swimming pools from January 7.