Swimming and Water Safety in Schools


Charter Resources for Schools

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.

If you cannot see the resources below, please check your Charter sign-up confirmation email, or contact us at schoolswimming@swimming.org.

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Video resources

Click or tap the panels below to view and download the resources.

Alternatively, you can click here to download all resources as a zip file.

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General Resources

Here you’ll find templates for initial and ongoing assessment, along with a selection of lesson plans to help learners meet the outcomes for each Award level.

Charter Press Release Template.docx
School Swimming Award Outcomes.pdf
Podcast: School Swimming and water safety
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Other Teaching Resources

Use these cross-curricular ideas to get you started on planning your lessons – and why not try using this presentation in assembly?

Cross-Curricular Ideas.pdf
Assembly Presentation.pptx
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School Swimming Certificates
When your pupil completes each level make sure you reward them with an Award – each Award tells the pupils what they are now able to do.

Remember to give them their achievement sticker for their progress card (passport).

School Swimming Certificate 1.docx
School Swimming Certificate 2.docx
School Swimming Certificate 3.docx
School Swimming Certificate 4.docx
School Swimming Certificate 5.docx
School Swimming Certificate 6.docx
School Swimming Certificate Aquatic Skills.docx
School Swimming Certificate Self Rescue.docx
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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
Sustainable school pools study.pdf

Below is the Swim England School Swimming Assessment Tool. It’s an easy-to-use digital action planning document that can be used to improve school swimming for pupils with SEND.

The tool guides discussion between schools, swimming lesson providers and pool operators so barriers to participation can be identified and solutions implemented by adapting lesson plans and facilities.

School Swimming Assessment Tool.docx
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Charter Stamp
As a Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Charter member, we would encourage you to use this Charter logo on any presentations, communication and your school PE website to show that your school is 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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School Champion Communication Templates

Use these templates to help you communicate effectively about your plans for swimming this term/school year with your lesson provider/pool operator.

Champion to Provider 1.docx
Champion to Provider 2.docx
Champion to Provider 3.docx

Use these templates to help you communicate effectively about your plans for swimming this term/school year with your pupils parents.

Champion to Parent 1.docx
Champion to Parent 2.docx
Champion to Parent 3.docx
Champion to Parent 4.docx
Champion to Parent 5.docx
Champion to Parent 6.docx

Use these templates to help your pupils understand what they will be doing and learning in their swimming and water safety lessons this term/school year.

Champion to Pupil 1.docx
Champion to Pupil 2.docx
Champion to Pupil 3.docx
Champion to Pupil 4.docx
Champion to Pupil 5.docx
Champion to Pupil 6.docx

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