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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
  • 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.
Webinars, podcasts and roadshows

We host webinars, record podcasts and run roadshows throughout the year – perfect for professionals involved with the delivery of the Learn to Swim Programme. Our events are developed and hosted by swimming and wellbeing experts. They offer teaching tips and best practice guidance on all things Learn to Swim as well as other hot topics from the world of swimming.

Browse and book upcoming webinars and roadshows on the Learn to Swim events page, or watch recent webinar recordings and stream podcasts here.

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.

Teaching videos

Our Expected Standards videos for swimming teachers are short technical films designed to support you in delivering learn to swim lessons. Across several easy-to-follow videos, using real learners, we show you how each outcome from Stages 1-10 of the Learn to Swim Programme should be performed, in order for learners to achieve their Awards.

These videos will ensure you deliver a high-quality Learn to Swim Programme, to Swim England standards. Find out more.

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.

Water Safety
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