Swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical education (PE) programme of study since 1994 in England. So, swimming is part of national curriculum for primary schools and all children should be able to swim 25 meters before leaving primary school.
Learning to swim is one of the most effective ways of building confidence in children. Being able to learn in a fun atmosphere, surrounded by friends, enables children to learn quickly without it even feeling like learning.
Unfortunately, since many schools don’t offer school swimming any more, one third of primary school children leave school every year unable to swim. Swim England commissioned a study in 2017 which showed 250,000 children left primary schools that year without being able to swim or knowing the basic water safety skills. Reasons provided was ‘lack of sufficient quality swim lessons’.
If your school has a pool or you have an access to another pool closely, our swimming teachers can come to you and teach at a time that fits in with your schedule; ensuring minimum time is wasted and without the hassle of going off-
site for lessons.
Our teams can travel within a 25 mile radius of Wimbledon and all of or teachers and Swim England (ASA) or STA qualified and
Swimming is one of the few sports that exercises the whole body, with almost no risk of injuries. What’s more, people can swim all their lives, making it one of the easiest ways to stay in shape, both physically and mentally, whatever your age. Giving children this gift at an early stage, as part of their formal education, will never stop benefiting them.
Our swim teachers have attended local schools in Wimbledon to enable the inclusion of swimming in the timetable and save budget and time by cutting out transportation.
This has proven to be very popular and lets the children have fun and learn by doing something different and try something they may otherwise have little chance to experience.
Here is a testimonial from one of our local outstanding school (Bishop Gilpin) where we have gone to teach school swimming for them at Wimbledon High’s swimming pool.
As well as learning an important physical skill, learning to swim at young age can help children with social bonding, confidence building amongst peers, and interaction skills.
It may also lead on to a number of other water sports that children want to take up once they learn to feel confident in the water.
It is also a vitally important safety skill to minimise the risk of water related accidents, and being able to help others in difficulty in water.
Find out how popular our visiting programme has been at other schools in your area.
Are you a school or nursery and looking for qualified and DBS checked swimming teachers who can help you to deliver swimming lessons for your pupils? If yes, please get in touch with us to discuss details via email:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 0901415.