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Curriculum Swimming

Rickmansworth School has some FREE pool space availability during Summer term 1 and would like to offer schools the opportunity to book slots on a first come first serve basis. Our hope is that the slots will benefit schools that have not been able to confirm pool space in other schools/leisure centres which will hopefully support curriculum PE.

Access to the pool will commence after Easter and will provide a one hour slot weekly for up to 6 weeks.

To facilitate this, we can offer the pool free of charge for interested schools and you may choose one of the following options:


Option 1 – Lessons led by your school staff

Staffing must include:

·       One qualified Swim teacher

·       One qualified Lifeguard

If you have a qualified teacher and lifeguard you may want to run the lessons yourselves at Rickmansworth school. However, it is essential that if you choose this option the selected staff must hold the following:

  • Up to date Level 2 Teaching Swimming Qualification

  • Specific training for teaching primary school swimming and water safety e.g. National Curriculum Teacher of School Swimming - Primary CPD and Teaching school swimming and water safety (formally known as School swimming and the National Curriculum) 

  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)


Documents required before attending your first visit:


1. DBS Info

2. Risk Assessment - specific to activity

3. Public Liability Insurance >£5M

4. Proof of Swimming qualifications 

5. Lead Teacher to be on Rickmansworth School SCR


Option 2 – Lessons Led by Active Swim


Active swim can provide a swim teacher and lifeguard who will charge schools £4 per pupil per lesson with a minimum of fourteen pupils required to proceed with the booking.


Active Swim have an established reputation in the area to develop and support schools to meet the national swimming requirements. All Instructors are fully Swim England (ASA) or STA qualified, IOS insured and DBS checked, hold lifeguard (NPLQ) or Lifesaving qualifications, as well as First Aid qualifications.

Please see below all available slots and schools can only book one slot. Please state within the booking form if you (the school) intend to run the swim lessons or if you require Active Swim to run the lessons:

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