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The Big School Swim

The next Big School Swim takes place from 14-18 November 2022, with schools and swimming pools across the country joining us to celebrate swimming!

Registration for The Big School Swim 2022

Click here to register for The Big School Swim 2022

What is The Big School Swim?

The Big School Swim is an annual event that celebrates swimming in schools. It’s a great opportunity for you and your pupils to celebrate the fun – and importance – of learning how to swim and learning about water safety.

In 2019, The Big School Swim was bigger and better than ever. The event grew from 12,000 pupils and 370 schools participating in 2018 to 70,000 pupils across the country alongside their swimming teachers and pools all getting involved.

Can secondary schools take part?

The resources for the Big School Swim are aimed at primary schools delivering key stage 2 curriculum swimming and water safety lessons. But don’t let that stop you. Some key stage 3 pupils may have missed out on school swimming and water safety due to the impact of covid. If your students are enjoying time in the water during term time – then feel free to get involved, we’d love to hear from you. Or why not download our free Aquasplash festival pack for a really fun experience.

Find out more about our other national campaigns like Swim Safe, School Swimathon and Aquasplash (via The School Games) here.

Can our school still participate if we are not able to swim 14 to 18 November 2022?

Don’t worry if you school is not able to swim during the Big School Swim week. There are plenty of activities that you can complete at school. Water safety knowledge is important for every pupil. This information can be shared with pupils via fun activities in the classroom.