Swimming and Water Safety in Schools

Charter Resources for Lesson Providers

Use the links below to download individual Charter Resource files for the Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Charter.

Click on the boxes to expand or close each section, then click or tap between the tabs to view and download useful resources.

Alternatively, you can click here to download all resources.

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General Resources

Here you’ll find every outcome for each of the eight Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Awards.

You may also like to use this ‘provider to school’ template, or take ideas from the cross curricular document and school video.

Provider to School Template.docx
School Swimming Award Outcomes.pdf
Cross Curricular Ideas.pdf
School Video.mp4
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Video Resources

School swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements

This series of short films gives explanations and demonstrations of the three national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.

The footage shows pupils performing each of the strokes and key skills in water safety and self-rescue. The strokes and skills demonstrated in the footage are the minimum standard, which all pupils should work towards.

1 Swim 25 metres – explanatory note.mp4
2 Front crawl – minimum standard.mp4
3 Backstroke – minimum standard.mp4
4 Breaststroke – minimum standard.mp4
5 Use a range of strokes – explanatory note.mp4
6 Safe self-rescue – explanatory note.mp4
7 Self- rescue- Fall in, float and recover.mp4
8 Self-rescue – Tread water and signal.mp4
9 Self-rescue – Personal survival stroke.mp4
10 Self-rescue – Huddle position.mp4
11 Self-rescue – Climb out.mp4
12 Self-rescue – Travel on back.mp4
13 Self-rescue – Q and A.mp4
14 Self-rescue – Shout and signal.mp4
15 Self-rescue – Beach flags.mp4
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Guidance Documents
Below you’ll find detailed guidance – along with hints, tips and templates for planning and delivering your lessons.

You’ll also find an in-depth guide to water safety around different water environments.

Water Safety.pdf
Planning the Lesson.pdf
Delivering the Lesson.pdf
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Charter Stamp
As a Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Charter member, we encourage you to use this Charter logo on any presentations, communication and your website where you refer to school swimming lessons to show that you’re taking school swimming and water safety seriously.

Below you’ll find the files and a guidance document on usage.

Charter Stamp Guidelines.pdf
Charter Stamp – Black.jpg
Charter Stamp – Grey.jpg
Charter Stamp – Grey.eps
Charter Stamp – White.png
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Lesson Planning
Here you’ll find templates for initial and ongoing assessment – along with suggested lesson plans for each Award level, but of course we suggest you continue developing lesson plans with your schools to keep them fresh, fun and exciting for pupils

Lesson Plan Template.docx
First Lesson Assessment Template.docx
Assessment Sheet.xlsx
Lesson Plan – Award 1.pdf
Lesson Plan – Award 2a.pdf
Lesson Plan – Award 2b.pdf
Lesson Plan – Award 3a.pdf
Lesson Plan – Award 3b.pdf
Lesson Plan – Award 4a.pdf
Lesson Plan – Award 4b.pdf
Lesson Plan – Award 5a.pdf
Lesson Plan – Award 5b.pdf
Lesson Plan – Award 6a.pdf
Lesson Plan – Award 6b.pdf
Water Safety Lesson Plan 1.pdf
Water Safety Lesson Plan 2.pdf
Water Safety Lesson Plan 3.pdf
Scheme of Work – Awards 1-6.pdf
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Big School Swim Resources

All of Big School Swim 2019 resources are available to download for free from our secure Box folder.

These will help you deliver the Big School Swim 2019 to your schools.