School Swimming

From September 2017, All Swim England (formerly ASA) School Swimming Courses (both statutory within the Bucks Safe Practice in School Swimming Policy and recommended by the Association of Physical Education, (AfPE), previously delivered through the Bucks Learning Trust, will be transferring across to the Aylesbury Vale Teaching Partnership (AVTP), based at Aylesbury High School.

Swimming advice and guidance, in line with the Bucks Safe Practice in School Swimming Policy & Guidance 2018, the AfPE Safe Practice in Physical Education Handbook 2016 and other national guidance, will also be provided by the AVTP in association with BCC.

For all School Swimming queries, please contact Mandy Carey, Bucks School Swimming Adviser at

Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) commission AVTP to provide school swimming information, advice and guidance to Buckinghamshire schools on safe practice in swimming, to keep everyone involved in school swimming safe. BCC in association with AVTP, produce a Safe Practice in School Swimming Policy which set out the policies and provide guidance and advice on safe practice in school swimming, whether at a school pool, hydrotherapy pool, public pool or during school visits.

Aylesbury Vale Teaching Partnership provides essential school swimming teaching and swimming safety training and qualifications to enable school staff to safely undertake school swimming.

Working in partnership will ensure a consistent joined up approach in the planning and delivery of safe, quality school swimming lessons.

To find out further information from BCC on School Swimming go to their website –