Every week, more than 58,000 children take part in swimming lessons through our schools swimming programme.
This programme is designed to help pupils achieve the Key Stage 2 swimming attainment target. This dictates that school children aged seven to 11 years old should be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres unaided and have an understanding of water safety. Our schools swimming programme focuses first on teaching aquatic skills like splashing, reaching and throwing and catching soft balls. Once that has been mastered, swimming techniques and the basics of water polo, synchronised swimming and diving are introduced.
Swim England endorsed
Taught during either weekly sessions over the course of the school term, or during an intensive course of 15 consecutive days, our programme is endorsed by double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington. Furthermore, it’s also accredited by Swim England and promises quality teaching that is inclusive to all and tailored to individual child’s abilities. With both teaching models, we focus on building your child’s confidence and ensuring individual progress and development. Each child receives an award card that details their attainments and improvement throughout the life of the programme.
All our teachers are qualified to Swim England Level 2, hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and attend regular safeguarding and other professional training.
Other benefits of joining our schools swimming programme include:
• A voucher for each pupil entitling them to five free family swims at one of our leisure centres
• Fun swimming fact sheets to help the children learn about the sport
• A 50% discount for all children on our after school swimming lessons if, once they have reached the end of their final year at Primary School, they cannot swim 25 metres unaided.
We also arrange transport to and from our leisure centres for schools attending our swimming programme, wherever it is possible and practical to do so.