National Curriculum requirements
This should include teaching pupils to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively – e.g. front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
As long as you teach pupils these skills, it's up to you to decide how many hours of swimming lessons you provide and whether you teach swimming in every year group or just 1.
You don't have to meet these requirements as you don't have to follow the National Curriculum. Check your funding agreement to see what it says about the curriculum in your school or trust.
Remind yourself what academies must teach with another of