Introducing School Swimming
Learning to swim is a skill that could save your life one day. And your school should be providing you with lessons.
By the age of 11 you should be able to swim 25 metres. The school needs to ensure this happensAround 200,000 children leave primary school each unable to swim 25 metres. Are you one of them? If so, your school has let you down.
All children should be able to access swimming lessons through school because swimming and water safety is a compulsory part of the national curriculum.
If you’d like to improve swimming at your school you can:
- Ask your school about swimming lessons
- Tell your parents about your school's duty to help you learn to swim. Ask them to talk to your school
- Ask your parents to talk to your local authority about school swimming
- Ensure your child’s school is signed up to the School Swimming Charter. Click here to find out more.