School Swimming and Water Safety Overview

This free interactive resource gives an introduction to School Swimming and Water Safety, including guidance on training, standards and a summary of the core aquatic and safe self-rescue skills.

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23% of children leave primary school unable to swim 25 metres unaided. For some children, if they don’t learn to swim at school, they will never learn this important lifesaving skill.

To help schools comply with national curriculum requirements, we have developed this free online resource with Swim England.

This free interactive resource gives you an introduction to School Swimming and Water Safety with guidance on national curriculum standards and a summary of the core aquatic and safe self-rescue skills that all pupils should achieve.

In order to help you implement your school swimming programme, this free resource includes information on training opportunities and the School Swimming and Water Safety Awards Programme. This recognises the achievements of all pupils, from total beginner to the more advanced.

Training format

Online interactive resource. You can access this online resource as soon as you are booked on and it can be accessed multiple times.

Who is the course designed for?

This resource is suitable for everyone involved in school swimming including school teachers, teaching assistants, parents and guardian.