Children participating in swimming activities in England 2010-2018

Share of children participating in swimming, diving or lifesaving activities in the last 4 weeks in England from 2010/11 to 2017/18, by age

Children participating in swimming activities in England 2010-2018 This statistic presents children's participation in swimming, diving or lifesaving activities in England between 2010/11 and 2017/18, split by age. Generally the share of children aged 5 to 10 taking part in swimming activities was higher than children aged 11 to 15. According the 2017/18 survey, around 49.5 percent of 5 to 10 year olds interviewed had been swimming in the last four weeks, compared to 30 percent of 11 to 15 year olds.
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Share of children participating in swimming, diving or lifesaving activities in the last 4 weeks in England from 2010/11 to 2017/18, by age

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5-10 years11-15 years
2017/1849.5%30%
2016/1750.9%29.7%
2015/1653.5%35.3%
2014/1550.6%29.4%
2013/1450.6%32.4%
2012/1348.8%27%
2011/1245.3%24.9%
2010/1148.3%26.6%
5-10 years11-15 years
2017/1849.5%30%
2016/1750.9%29.7%
2015/1653.5%35.3%
2014/1550.6%29.4%
2013/1450.6%32.4%
2012/1348.8%27%
2011/1245.3%24.9%
2010/1148.3%26.6%
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This statistic presents children's participation in swimming, diving or lifesaving activities in England between 2010/11 and 2017/18, split by age. Generally the share of children aged 5 to 10 taking part in swimming activities was higher than children aged 11 to 15. According the 2017/18 survey, around 49.5 percent of 5 to 10 year olds interviewed had been swimming in the last four weeks, compared to 30 percent of 11 to 15 year olds.
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Release date
August 2018
Region
United Kingdom (England)
Survey time period
2010/11 to 2017/18**
Number of respondents
1,580*
Age group
5-15 years
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
Supplementary notes
* Previous base:
2017/18: 5-10 year olds n= 909; 10-15 year olds n = 671;
2016/17: 5-10 year olds: n= 967; 10-15 year olds n=638.
2015/16: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,096; 10-15 year olds n=684.
2015/14: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,104; 10-15 year olds n=721.
2013/14: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,233; 10-15 year olds n=786.
2012/13: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,136; 10-15 year olds n=801.
2011/12: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,040; 10-15 year olds n=771.
2010/11: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,590; 10-15 year olds n=1,116.

Survey periods run April to March.

The source provides the following additional information: "Data for 5-10 year olds relates to out of school activities only. Data for 11-15 years olds relates to activities undertaken both in and out of school."
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