Swimming Achievements

Every child in Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 take part in swimming lessons in our school.

Year 6 children are expected to be able to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • perform a safe self-rescue in different water based situations
  • use a range of strokes effectively

Our children use Southglade and Ken Martin leisure centres for their swimming and are taught by trained instructors at these pools.  Over the course of a half term the children receive an hour long lesson each week, building up skills and stamina to be able to achieve the end of KS2 objectives.

Currently 69% are able to swim 25 metres, 83% can use a range of strokes and 38% can perform a self-rescue in different water base situations.

We predict with recent changes to the year groups accessing swimming that the percentage increase.