School children making a splash in Sheffield

20% more pupils in Sheffield have learned to swim at least 25 metres in the last two years. Sheffield City Council has been targeting schools in areas where the numbers of children who could swim were low. School swimming lessons have been doubled over the past four years in the city.

I firmly believe all children should be able to swim so we need to make sure we are doing everything we can to encourage schools to help their pupils learn this vital life skill. We are committed to making sure children from across the city are given every chance to learn to swim while they are at school. It is a great all round exercise but even more importantly being able to swim could save your life.”

– Cllr Jackie Drayton