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Abstract

Given the lack of publications describing changing curricular matters and the role of teaching and learning swimming in Hungary, the purpose of this study was to analyze the curricula of 1995, 2001, and 2003. It also was the authors’ goal to examine the role and place of swimming instruction in school education and provide discussion points to promote further review and the possible effects on teaching methodology and skill acquisition. The authors analyzed the Hungarian curricula for the years 1995, 2001, and 2003 based on records, official documents, administrative texts, and formal reports on curricular structures and applications. They concluded that the process of continuous curricular change has impeded the process of teaching and learning swimming in Hungary and recommend that teachers and local curriculum developers make an effort to integrate the best parts of each curriculum.

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