Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. We help people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all our sports.
Our vision is of a nation swimming and we strive to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them.
The Institute of Swimming is the leading provider of swimming teacher and coach training in the UK with more than 35 years’ experience. We provide flexible, industry-leading training, delivered by exceptional tutors.
From learners to teachers, athletes to coaches, Swim England and the Institute of Swimming support people to achieve their best in the water.
Our research team provides detailed information about the people who go swimming – and those that don’t – to help develop new initiatives that encourage more people to take advantage of the many health and wellbeing benefits of swimming.
Swim England work with partners and organisations such as Department for Education, Association for PE Teachers, FINA, RLNI and RLSS to provide the best standard for swimming around the world.
The Swim England Learn to Swim Programme is the leading national teaching syllabus for delivering safe, inclusive and effective swimming lessons for all ages.
The structured and progressive content is based on a games-led approach to ensure children enjoy learning. And with a bright new range of badges and certificates, the Programme provides motivation and support for children at every level – from their first splash to gaining their enhanced aquatic skills.
Why use the Swim England Learn to Swim programme?
It’s the most successful programme of its kind in England
Over 80% of swimming lesson programmes use Swim England Learn to Swim Programme content
It forms the cornerstone of curriculum swimming lessons in England.
And these aren’t the only reasons to choose the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme as the cornerstone of your lessons.
Developed by swimming experts – created with professional swimming teachers and coaches, the Programme is underpinned by the principles of Swim England’s Athlete Development Support Pathway. This supports the development of our national athletes.
Engages and motivates learners of every age and ability – fun lesson content and clear, structured stages mean learners and teachers can easily see and monitor progress. This helps to build learner confidence and competence in the water.
Exciting Awards – our comprehensive range of Awards and badges to motivate children at every stage underpin the Programme. Our Awards scheme is one of the most successful in British Sport, recognised by parents, teachers and swimmers alike.
Why use the Institute of Swimming?
Over 70% of Swimming teachers in the UK are trained through the Institute of Swimming with Swim England Qualifications.