This year Active School Week takes place from April 26th – April 30th and focuses on Working Together (Active at School + Active at Home), Three Different Ways - active everyday challenges, and #ASW21 Challenges.

Take a look at Swim Ireland’s Active School Week Resources to help you plan your Active School Week challenges and activities!

If you use any of our resources, please tag us on social media @swimireland, or email your pictures to to be in with the chances of winning some prizes for your class!

Active at School + Active at Home

April 21, 2021

A Stroke A Day Challenge

Swim Ireland is challenging schools to learn a new swimming stroke each day of Active School Week with the help of Swim Ireland Swimming Teacher and Coach, Deirdre Cunningham!

Follow her videos each day to learn and practice. This is a dryland activity which will help children to become familiar with the upper body movements of the Frontcrawl, Breaststroke, Backcrawl and Butterfly Strokes.

Follow Deirdre's Demonstration Videos on YouTube.

Why not also try out some dryland Water Polo ball skills with our videos from Water Polo Ireland Head Coach, Goran Sablic.

Alphabet Exercise Challenge

Use our Alphabet of Exercises to create your own workout at home or in school! Each letter of the alphabet corresponds with an exercise.

Pick a word associated with the aquatics and spell out the word to create your own workout! If you are unsure of an exercise don’t worry, instructions for each exercise are included.

Swim Ireland Alphabet Activity list

Strength Lab SuperHeroes Programme

Swim Ireland have teamed up with Strength Lab to offer schools FREE access to their SuperHeroes programme!

Designed by Sports Scientists, SuperHeroes is a fun, engaging way for kids to learn fundamental movements based on Superheroes movement patterns. The programme has over 120 exercises across 24 gradually increasing levels. This resource can be used at school or at home!

Teachers, once registered you can add your pupils and they will receive their own login details to access the programme - and you can monitor each pupils progress from your own dashboard.

To register your school for FREE access to the SuperHeroes programme, or for further info, please email

Swim Ireland Activity Pack and Time Capsule Pack

Download our Activity Pack for aquatic-themed science experiments, word searches, activities and more.

Download our Covid-19 Time Capsule pack for colouring, activities and more.