The research grew out of the author's interest in swimming in primary schools.
With the Education Reform Act, 1988 (ERA) swimming became a required element
of the National Curriculum for Physical Education. In addition, the ERA also
established local management of schools (LMS), giving budgetary control to school
governing bodies. These two elements of the ERA were likely to have an impact on
the swimming provision in primary schools. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.