As you will probably know, swimming and water safety is compulsory as part of the National Curriculum, with the aim that by the age of 11 (Key Stage 2) children should be able to swim unaided for at least 25m. Swimming is a vital skill for any child and is the only sport a child will learn in school that could save their life.
The quality of teaching pupils receive during their school swimming lessons is key to their learning experience. This is why Swim England works hard to ensure it continues to work with swimming teachers, to deliver quality schools swimming. Swim England have made progress in the improvement of PE and school swimming over the past few years and with your help we will continue to do so.
European Swimming Federation LEN has released new minimum learn to swim standards to ensure young people are taught the same skills regardless of the country they live in. Jon Glenn, Learn to Swim...Read more