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. 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.
Swimming is a skill that could save your life one day so ask your school about swimming lessons today. Also:
- Make sure your school is working with your local authority to ensure you get lessons
- Tell your parents about your school's duty to help you learn to swim. Get them to talk to your school.
- Did you know you could get a pool in your school? Find out about Pools4Schools.
- If you are at Primary School tell your teachers about Aquasplash, a fun way to get swimming into your school