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Swimming teacher resources and tools

This area includes a range of free swimming teacher resources and information to help support you with your lesson planning and delivery. Click or tap the headings below to see more.


We offer lots of useful free marketing material to help you promote the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme and Awards to your customers. Head to our marketing resources page to find out more.

Games to use in swimming lessons
  • Learn to Swim games here
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid inspired games here
  • 2023 King’s Coronation activity ideas here
  • Baking themed games ideas here
  • Dancing-themed games ideas here
  • 2021 Christmas game and activity ideas here
  • 2020 Christmas game and activity ideas here 
  • Easter-themed game ideas here
  • 2022 Commonwealth-themed games here
  • Tokyo 2020 Campaign All Swim England Learn to Swim providers have access to a range of digital assets to help promote the campaign, as well as a Tokyo-inspired activity pack. Download the assets here.
Video content

The Swim England Video Channel is a video streaming site that hosts content such as the Swim England Pre School and Learn to Swim Expected Standards Videos, Learn to Swim webinars, Conference videos and other educative supporting videos for teachers and parents. Streaming the videos is as little as £4.99 a month or £49.99 for the year or alternatively, the Expected Standards Videos can be purchased for download and viewing offline.

Learn to Swim Award outcomes

The outcomes for all of the core and complementary Awards in the Learn to Swim Programme can be accessed from our Learn to Swim Awards Overview page. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find downloads and links for each of the Learn to Swim Frameworks. You can also get quick access to the core Award outcomes from Learn to Swim’s online library. These include:

Learn to Swim Programme: Online Workshops

The Swim England Learn to Swim Team delivers bespoke online workshops on the Learn to Swim Programme. Click here for more information.

Guidance and best practice for teachers
Guidance on inclusion for swimming teachers

Visit our Inclusion Hub to find information and tools that will help you make sure you deliver a fully inclusive swimming programme at your swim school or centre.

The national governing body’s Learn to Swim team has developed flash cards for learners and to help support a variety of learning styles. Having been created in English – the flash cards are now available in an additional 10 languages. The flash cards are free and are available to download here.

Water Safety

There is a water safety hub that features important information for both parents and teachers. There is content like the downloadable water safety posters that can be used to educate learners and parents on how to stay safe in, on and around the water.

Teaching registers

To help you keep accurate records of your swimmers’ progress and achievements, we have produced editable and printable template registers for all of the Learn to Swim Stage Awards, from pre-school to adults.

Download your registers below

Adult Learn to Swim Awards

Download the Adult Learn to Swim registers here.

Discovery Duckling Awards

Download the Discovery Duckling registers here.

Duckling Awards

Download the Duckling registers here.

Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 Awards

Download the Learn To Swim Stages 1-7 registers here.

Aquatic Skills Framework (Learn to Swim Stages 8-10) Awards

Download the Learn To Swim Stages 8-10 registers here.

Software to help manage your registers

If you’re looking for a new way to tackle your registers and admin of your swimming lessons programme, take a look at CAP2’s CoursePro – an online software created with Learn to Swim Providers in mind! Find out more about their unique product here.

Don’t miss out on 10% discount as a Swim England Swim School Member. Available to all new CoursePro customers, members save 10% on their annual license fee.

School swimming

Have you heard about the Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Charter?

This school-specific scheme provides all the resources and tools you need to be able to deliver excellent school swimming and water safety lessons, as outlined in the national curriculum. Visit our school’s website for more information.

Consultation forms

Below are some learner consultation form templates which you will find helpful when gathering important information and getting to know each of your learners. Both of these templates are suitable to use ahead of delivering swimming lessons to learners who you think may need additional support.

Learner consultation form
Adult Swimmer consultation form