The best children’s books about swimming

Reinforce key water safety messages when you’re not in the water by reading the best books about swimming to your kids.
It’s important that swimming lessons continue through winter but it’s likely you’re not doing as many weekend water-based activities as you were during summer.

One way you can continue to reinforce some of the key messages about swimming and water safety when you’re not in the water is through reading.

Here, we share our favourite children’s books about swimming – and you can WIN them all via Kiddipedia!:

Sticky Icky Vicky – by Alysia & Michael Ssentamu and illustrated by Noor Ashalabi

Vicky, a fun-loving girl who doesn’t mind getting a little sticky and icky – but when it comes to water, Sticky Icky Vicky’s fear prevents her from joining in the fun. Then Vicky gets an invitation for a waterpark party, and she decides that she really wants to go—even if it means ignoring the Negative Ned voice in her head and getting over her fear. (Available mid-October! – This book will be sent to the winners then, who will be the first to receive a copy!)

The Wiggles: Here to Help Splish Splash Safety

Join the wiggles as they practice all the key elements of water safety, in a fun way that only the wiggles can.

Peppa Pig: Peppa Pig goes Swimming – by Ladybird

If you have a Peppa Pig fan in the house, this is a great booking about what happens at lessons and how to face your fears (or help your little brother or sister to do so).

Sporty Kids: Swimming! – by Felice Arena and illustrated by Tom Jellett

Emma is a swimming superstar. But can she learn to dive?

Grug Learns to Swim – by Ted Prior

Who doesn’t love Grug! Take a swim with this loveable Aussie bush monster – a walk down memory lane for parents and a sweet story for kids that reminds them just how fun swimming is.

A Swim in the Sea – by Sue Whiting and illustrated by Meredith Thomas

Swimming in the pool is one thing – but swimming at the beach comes with its own excitement and challenges. Set the scene for beach visits this summer with this delightful story.

Children can lose swimming skills in as little as two weeks of missed lessons, says JUMP! Swim School CEO Mark Collins.

“Reading books about swimming to your kids is a great way to support learning when you can’t get to the pool. Getting back to swimming lessons as soon as possible and swimming through the winter months is the most important thing you can do to prepare a child for the summer months ahead. Summer swimmers are made in winter!”

Enrolling your kids in our winter swimming program will ensure they’re ready for a fun, safe summer season!

Get in touch with your local JUMP! Swim school today, to get started!