Learn to Swim

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

Learn to Swim games - Circle Rush Hour

Circle Rush Hour is a popular game which can be adapted for swimmers of all abilities.

How to play Circle Rush Hour

During Circle Rush Hour, children of a similar size form an inner circle and an outer circle.

When the teacher says go, children in the outer circle race around the inner circle until they are back behind their original partner.

They then swim between the partner’s legs.

If the children are not confident in putting their faces in the water yet, they can move underneath the arm of their partner, instead of through the legs.

Learn to Circle Rush Hour video

Click or tap play below to watch a video explaining how to play Circle Rush Hour.

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.