Parents’ role in helping improve school swimming

Parents and kids in swimming pool. Parents, find out how you can help improve school swimming.

Is your child’s school signed up to our School Swimming Charter?

We believe that every child should have the chance to learn to swim at primary school.

Swimming is a statutory part of the national curriculum, just like Maths and English, yet over 1,300 primary schools in England do not provide any swimming lessons at all.

Click here to download our Parents’ Guide to School Swimming

The ASA is encouraging primary schools in England to sign up for support and resources to help them with their swimming provision through our School Swimming Charter. We have also briefed MPs on how they can help improve the state of school swimming by encouraging schools in their constituencies to sign up too.

Although schools and politicians play a big part in the success of school swimming in England, it is you as a parent who really has an incredibly important and vital role to play. Parents can help improve school swimming with the ASA.

As well as taking an active interest in your child’s school swimming programme, help us get more schools involved with our new charter. With ‘Parent Power’ we can together put pressure on schools to ensure swimming provision becomes a priority.

In our research we discovered that 40% of parents are unaware of their child’s progress or ability when it comes to water safety and swimming, this is something we believe needs to change.

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