It’s a fantastic experience that opens up new possibilities for everyone, as well as supporting their confidence, enjoyment and safety in the water.
Learn to Swim Awards
Our Awards scheme includes both core and complementary Awards, which align with the four Learn to Swim Frameworks.
Core Awards encourage progress and ensure learners gain the key skills needed to be confident, competent and safe in the water.
Complementary Awards provide extra motivation by rewarding individual achievements and encouraging learners to try new skills. Take a look at how our Awards fit together with this useful infographic.
Swimming in Schools
Swimming is part of the national curriculum for PE in primary schools. It’s a minimum requirement for children to leave primary school able to swim confidently and safely for at least 25 metres, unaided.
School swimming programmes should also teach children how to perform safe self-rescue in water. We support schools and lesson providers in delivering high quality swimming programmes through the School Swimming and Water Safety Charter.
The Charter includes school-specific Swim England Awards, useful resources and information for school teachers, lesson providers and parents and carers about swimming at school. Read more.