Learn to Swim

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

Learn to Swim games - Kick of War

Kick of War is a fun game which helps to improve and enforce an effective leg kick.

How to play Kick of War

In pairs or groups, children hold different sides of a kick board or large float and try to push their opponents backwards by kicking their legs as hard as they can.

This builds stamina and power for their front crawl leg action, while also working on their buoyancy and balance.

Learn to Kick of War video

Click or tap play below to watch a video explaining how to play Kick of War.

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.