Learn to Swim

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

Learn to Swim games - Car Wash

Car Wash helps children become accustomed to having water on their face and travelling through the water.

How to play Car Wash

In this simple activity, the child moves through the water with an adult, as the teacher sprinkles water over them.

This can be also progressed to the children blowing bubbles and eventually being confident in submerging the face.

Learn to Swim Car Wash video

Click or tap play below to watch a video explaining how to play Car Wash.

Explore the Swim England Learn to Swim companion

Want to know more about learning to swim with the Swim England Learn to Swim Stages? Use the links below:

  • Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards – the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards are divided into progressive stages. They make up the core, national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school aged children.
  • The My Learn to Swim App – bring the fun of swimming lessons home and celebrate your children collecting their Awards. Unlock characters and stickers to use in this mobile and tablet app.
  • Disney Family Fun Sessions – join in the fun of a Disney-inspired swimming session, delivered by trained activators. Sessions are taking place throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Find a pool – not sure where your local pool is or what facilities there are? Head to our Poolfinder to search for your local pool.