Learn to Swim Programme

As the European governing body for aquatic sports, European Aquatics believes aquatics to be both a sport and an activity that is both fun and extremely healthy. 

One of our most important strategic goals is to promote quality swim programmes throughout Europe. We strongly believe that all members of society have access to the life skill that is swimming, regardless of their age, gender, disability, or ethnicity.

For this reason, European Aquatics has a dedicated Learn to Swim Commission which has been working for some time to understand the challenges of learning to swim across Europe and have developed a European Aquatics Learn to Swim Framework as a best practice guideline for teaching the life skill that is swimming.

The inaugural European Aquatics Learn to Swim Conference took place on 11 & 12 November in Jurmala, Latvia and was a platform for launching the Framework but was also much more than that. We brought together practitioners from across Europe to share knowledge and practice, to learn from lived experience, to showcase innovations and most of all to break down barriers. Our combined efforts did not only reduce drownings but nurture our future talent and improve the opportunities for our children to learn the life skill of swimming.

For the 2023 Learn to Swim Conference brochure and videos, see below

Learn to Swim Videos

Learn to Swim Conference Flyer