Learn to Swim Programme
The Swim England Learn to Swim Programme is a world-leading syllabus, helping children and adults to learn how to swim.
This playlist is packed full of information to explain this all-inclusive programme, that takes non-swimmers on a journey through four specialised Frameworks.
Creating a fun approach to lessons and your teaching environment
Join the Learn to Swim Team to give your lessons a refresh. They will be taking you through some fun teaching methods, including how to make your teaching environment more engaging.
Introduction to Learn to Swim Stage 1
Find out what it takes to earn the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1 Award.
Stage 1 helps to build water confidence, while introducing water safety skills and the basic skills needed to build swimming ability.
It is the first step of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards. Once a...
Introduction to Learn to Swim Stage 2
Find out what it takes to earn the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 2 Award.
Stage 2 sees swimmers develop streamlining to their strokes and travel without their feet on the floor, using a recognised leg kick. Swimmers are also introduced to aquatic breathing and taught to make safe entries int...
Introduction to Learn to Swim Stage 3
Find out what it takes to earn the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 3 Award.
Stage 3 sees swimmers develop their kicks, on both their front and their back. Swimmers will also develop safe entries into the water, and improve their water safety knowledge and rotation skills.
It is the third step ...
Introduction to Learn to Swim Stage 4
Find out what it takes to earn the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 4 Award.
Stage 4 sees swimmers perfect their leg kicks for all four strokes and further develop push and glides, while also being introduced to sculling.
It is the fourth step of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Aw...
Introduction to Learn to Swim Stage 5
Find out what it takes to earn the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 5 Award.
Stage 5 sees swimmers will develop their skills in treading water, learn the correct arm pulls for all four strokes and learn how to do handstands and somersaults.
It is the fifth step of the core Swim England Learn to...
Introduction to Learn to Swim Stage 6
Find out what it takes to earn the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 6 Award.
Stage 6 sees swimmers learn how to prepare for exercise, while developing an efficient technique for all four strokes and further developing surface dives. The effective swimming skills taught include coordination, brea...
Introduction to Learn to Swim Stage 7
Find out what it takes to earn the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 7 Award.
Stage 7 focuses on fully developing all four swimming strokes, as well as building stamina and improving diving skills. Swimmers should develop a quality stroke technique for up to 100 metres, incorporating the skills t...
Introduction to My Learn to Swim app
Bring the fun of swimming lessons home.
Explore the magic and celebrate children collecting more Learn to Swim Awards by unlocking over 60 characters and stickers.
Treasure hunt game
During the Treasure Hunt, toys are scattered around the pool area and the children must gather as many pieces of treasure as possible, returning them to the side of the pool.
Sculling train game
Sculling is an important skill for all swimmers to develop and the Sculling Train makes this a fun activity for kids.
Rocket ships game
Rocket ships adds an extra element of fun to the important skill of push and glides.
Ring-a-roses sees children travel around in a circle, in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction, while singing the popular nursery rhyme.
Kick of war game
Kick of War helps to improve and enforce an effective leg kick.
Humpty dumpty game
Humpty dumpty is a fun way to improve a child's confidence when getting into the water.
Horse race game
During the horse race, children move through the water on a noodle - either independently or assisted by an adult.
Hokey cokey game
Hokey cokey is a great activity for both adults and children to enjoy.
Circle rush hour game
During Circle Rush Hour, children of a similar size form an inner circle and an outer circle.
Car wash game
At the car wash, children become accustomed to having water on their face and travelling through the water.
Three dancing themed games
Our Learn to Swim team has put together some dancing themed games for you to use in your swimming lessons.
Baking themed games
Our Learn to Swim team has put together a baking themed game for you to use in your swimming lessons.
Introduction to Medals
When a learner in the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme has achieved all the Awards for their Framework they will be able to receive one of the Swim England medals as recognition for their achievements.
Competency Tread water for 30 seconds
Swim England released four minimum water competency standards to enable parents and guardians of children learning to swim to understand the important skills that children should learn before they are removed from swimming lessons.
• Perform a star float for 60 seconds
• Tread water for at leas...