Learn to Swim

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

Learn to Swim games - Sculling Train

Sculling is an important skill for all swimmers to develop during the Learn to Swim stages.

How to play Sculling Train

The Sculling Train sees children link with one another and focus on solely using their hands to move through the water and keep their face afloat.

This helps to improve buoyancy and is a crucial element to ensuring water safety, as this skill is also required to tread water effectively.

Learn to Swim Sculling Train video

Click or tap play below to watch a video explaining how to play Sculling Train.

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.