Swimming Curriculum

National Curriculum for Swimming 

Swimming and water safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Swimming Curriculum at Queen's Park 

All children should be able to swim 25m by the end of primary school

By the end of primary school, all children should be able to swim 25 metres unaided and use a range of strokes effectively.

They should also be taught about water safety

Water safety is a vital life skill, which is why it is a mandatory part of the curriculum for PE at primary school.

The curriculum says pupils should be taught to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

More information on PE and the national curriculum is available on our website: National curriculum in England: physical education programmes of study - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

At Queen's Park, we have a year of swimming.   The children in year five attend the swimming baths every Monday for a whole year.  We feel that this approach gives the children more opportunity to reach the expected standard by the end of KS2    They are taught by trained ASA teachers.

Our outcomes for swimming are published in our Sports Premium Impact Statement

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