The National Curriculum states that ‘Children should be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.’
Please ensure that your child brings their swimming costume, a towel and a coat into school each day they are swimming. Please note that for safety reasons it is the LEA’s policy that boys must wear swimming shorts at least 15 cm (6 inches) above the knee. Knee length Bermuda shorts are not allowed. Girls must wear a one-piece swimming costume. No jewellery may be worn. If pupils are unable to remove earrings as it is too soon, they must be securely taped.
In the event of your child being unable to swim, a written letter of explanation will be needed.