Whitworth Swimming Club

Swimming Education

Swimming in Education Curriculum (Key Stage 2)

Former senior Ofsted inspector Sir Jim Rose has suggested a curriculum overhaul where lessons should be more focused on preparing children for life outside school.

Key Stage One (5-7 years old)
If a school teaches swimming at this stage, pupils should be taught to:
* move in water – e.g. jump, walk hop and spin using swimming aids and supports.
* float and move without swimming aids.
* propel themselves in water using different aids, arm and leg actions, and basic strokes.

Key Stage Two (7-11 years old)
If a school teaches swimming at this stage, pupils should be taught to:
* pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and person survival.
* swim unaided for a sustained period over at least 25 metres.
* use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back.
* use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills.

We strongly advise headmasters and teachers to encourage and build on the swimming lessons in Key Stage 1 and 2 of the Education Curriculum. Read More

Encouraging Swimming Lessons and joining Whitworth Swimming Club
We would also like to ask Headmasters and Teachers to market Whitworth Swimming Club to Key stage 1-2 class groups so as to prepare them for swimming lessons at Key Stage 2. It is evident that primary schools with a regular involvement and attendance at Whitworth Swimming Club perform extremely well in inter-school swimming galas across the Valley.

Please contact Michelle Barker on 01706 854152