Complete Guide to Primary Swimming makes teaching swimming simple—whether you are an experienced swim coach, primary school teacher, or assistant with limited experience in teaching the activity.
By following the process outlined in the 10-unit programme, you will be able to safely teach swimming to pupils at key stages 1 and 2 and help them develop aquatic skills and learn the four strokes: backstroke, front crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly.
Unit 1. Planning
Unit 2. Preparation and Familiarisation
Unit 3. Starting to Move
Unit 4. Face in the Water
Unit 5. Learning to Float
Unit 6. Submersion and Aquatic Breathing
Unit 7. Gliding and Developing the Body Position
Unit 8. Developing Backstroke and Front Crawl
Unit 9. Developing Breaststroke and Butterfly
Unit 10. Further Development of the Four Major Strokes and Aquatic Skills
John Lawton is an ASA advanced swimming teacher and ASA coach. He has been teaching swimming since 1967 and has worked extensively training and supporting primary school teachers.
Lawton has authored and edited numerous ASA teaching publications and written articles for ASA’s Swimming Times. He also was heavily involved with the Swim for Life campaign that lobbied the government to ensure that swimming became a compulsory aspect of the primary school curriculum.