This page details all the support from Swim England (the National Governing Body) for schools.
Our main website, where you’ll find our values and purpose as the national governing body for swimming in England, as well as signposting to some of our national swimming events and campaigns that support grassroots water wellbeing.
A website dedicated to school swimming. Ideal for schools, teachers, swim schools and operators working with schools. It includes guidance on the national curriculum for swimming and water safety, information on our School Swimming and Water Safety Charter and how to sign up. There is also a section that includes information on national campaigns which support swimming and water safety in schools and how to get involved.
Learn to Swim Companion
An easy-to-follow guide on the Learn to Swim Programme and Awards scheme. Ideal for parents and learners looking for more information on our world-leading programme and where to find local pools that run it.
Teaching Swimming Hub
Designed for professionals delivering or supporting the delivery of the Learn to Swim Programme and/or school swimming lessons. The Teaching Swimming Hub includes helpful links to free marketing and teaching resources, information about upcoming training courses and CPD events, and details on how to become professionally affiliated with Swim England through schemes such as Swim School Membership.
Institute of Swimming
Here you’ll find information on all of our professional teaching and coaching qualifications and CPD courses. Ideal for swimming teachers or coaches wishing to upskill or those wanting to make the first steps towards becoming a swimming teacher/coach.
Swim England Library
We have an online library with areas dedicated to school swimming and Learn to Swim. It’s full of helpful free downloads for teachers, schools, swim schools and operators promoting and/or teaching our programmes.