School Swimming Workshop

Provider: School Swimming Workshop
£300.00 + VAT Price for in school workshop.
£30.00 + VAT Per person for a joint school workshop.


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Description A course designed to help school staff assist in the learning of swimming for the school swimming programme.
Duration 90 minutes

School Swimming Workshop's website
Categories Primary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, KS1, KS2, PE / Sport, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Administration Staff, Catering Staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Site staff, Technicians, Other support staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Personal Development, Facilities, Parents and Community, Wider Context, Work-life Balance, Sports, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Organisational Improvement, Care Work, Midday Supervision / Play, Parent Support, Education system, Assessment, Inclusion, Subject Knowledge, In school, After-school meetings, Demonstration lesson, Team lesson planning/teaching, Speech / Seminar, Physical resource, Book, School closure day
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

After completing the course school members of staff will have the knowledge and confidence to teach basic front crawl, backstroke and know how to introduce complete beginners into a safe effective swimming lesson. Attendees will also have the basic knowledge of the "mechanics" of swimming and also learn of the importance of playing games to complement the FUNdemntals of swimming.

Evidence underpinning this approach

The number of pupils failing to swim 25 metres at the end of Key stage 2 is at an all time low nation wide. By helping the school staff assist in swimming lessons the School Swimming Workshop has increased this percentage in schools accross the North East of England. We have recieved positive feedback from 100% of attendees. Here are some typical quotes from people who have been on this time effective workshop...


"Excellent, highly recommend"

“Super informative booklet – very easy and simple for us non-specialists to access – Brilliant!”

"All of the course was useful - handout was extremely beneficial, excellent demonstrations."

“Fantastic presentation – useful resources – Thankyou very much!”

“Very concise and helpful, practical advice – wish we’d had this years ago!”

“Really enjoyed this session, found it very useful. Thank you”. 

How users/participants can evaluate success

School's have reported back an increase in the number of pupils reaching 25 metres and over. All attendees have responded positively to this course and we have now helped over 20 schools in the North East area in the last year to feel more comfortable and confident on poolside.

Follow-up activities and support

Top up workshops are available at discounts for schools who have already completed the school swimming workshop.


This course can run in house during training days or can be used as a twilight session. Small numbers are encouraged to maximise the content but we are happy to deliver to whole schools at a time. Each participant receives the "What to do" swimming guide which was written solely for the purpose of helping teachers teach swimming lessons on the learn to swim school programme. This guide contains 100% original material with a system of progression where front crawl can be taught to beginners using only four steps. It's really easy to use, and the course is expertly presented. 

Our motto is "teaching, not ticking boxes". School members of staff, after participating on this workshop will have the confidence and knowledge to know what to do when asked to take a group of pupils swimming.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.