Swimming Results

Swimming

Government guidelines state that by the time children complete primary school they should be able to swim 25 metres.

The school schedule swim lessons for all children in Year 5 and Top-Up swim lessons for children in Year 6.

Swim lessons for children in Year 5 begin in February and continue to July. They consist of a 1 hour lesson each week, delivered by specialist swim teachers at the Pelican Centre in Tyldesley.

https://www.pelicancentre.org/

Swim lessons for children in Year 6 begin in June and consist of the children attending swim lessons every day for a two-week period. This is to ensure that any child unable to swim 25 metres at the end of Year 5, has more opportunity to do so by the end of Year 6.

Swimming Guidelines for Parents/Carers:

Before going swimming, all relevant medical information must have been shared with the school, especially with regard to asthma.

Swimming costumes must be ASA regulation type. Boys wear trunks , not shorts and girls wear one piece swimsuits, not bikinis.

No Jewellery may be worn.

If your child has a verruca it is recommended that they are covered by a waterproof sock

Hair must be secured off the face at all times by a clip or a band, if not a bathing cap should be worn.

If your child is unable to swim then school should be informed through your child’s planner.

Swimming Results:

2022 – 2023 Results:

31 pupils in the cohort (16 boys & 15 girls) 

  • 93.5% of pupils could swim 25 metres.
  • 90.3% of pupils could use a range of different strokes effectively.
  • 90.3% of pupils could perform safe self rescue in different water based situations.

2020 – 2021 Results:

31 pupils in the cohort (19 boys & 12 girls)

  • 90.3% of pupils could swim 25 metres.
  • 80.6% of pupils could use a range of different strokes effectively.
  • 80.6% of pupils could perform safe self rescue in different water based situations.