Learn to Swim

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

Learn to Swim games - Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty is a fun way to improve a child’s confidence when getting into the water.

How to play Humpty Dumpty

Sitting or standing on poolside, children sing the popular nursery rhyme before being lifted into the water, or jumping in and being caught by an adult.

Once they are confident in jumping into the water, they should rotate and return to poolside independently.

Learn to Swim Humpty Dumpty video

Click or tap play below to watch a video explaining how to play Humpty Dumpty.

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.