206 schools across Leeds use council facilities for their swimming provision!
For many children, particularly those living in more deprived areas, school may be the only opportunity they will have to learn how to swim and be safe in and around the water. Despite being on the national curriculum, around one in five children leave primary school unable to swim.
It is incredibly important that children do not miss out on School Swimming and Water Safety lessons as a result of Covid-19 as drowning remains one of the leading causes of childhood deaths.
The following organisations provide a wide range of water safety and drowning prevention resources for primary schools:
- Canal and River Trust
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
- Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS)
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
- Swim England
You will have received the good news that Active Leeds school swimming can now resume. Please use the documents below to support your return.