Learn to Swim

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

Learn to Swim games - Hokey Cokey

Hokey Cokey is a great activity for both adults and children to enjoy during the Learn to Swim stages.

How to play Hokey Cokey

Starting by travelling in a circle, sing the song and travel towards the centre of the circle during the chorus.

At different points of the song, children will kick their legs, spin around or jump up and down, working on their buoyancy, their balance and their travel and coordination throughout.

Learn to Swim Hokey Cokey video

Click or tap play below to watch a video explaining how to play Hokey Cokey.

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.