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Swimming

We are very fortunate to have a heated swimming pool on site, in which KS1 children have weekly lessons during the first half of the Autumn Term and throughout  the Summer Term. The pool is also used at times by the older children for various activities.
 

Our fantastic swimming coach Mrs Fiona Kyereme is very experienced in teaching all abilities and our aim is for all pupils to achieve 25 metres by the time they move on to KS2. For those children achieving this earlier, the lessons will focus on being able to use a variety of strokes, technique and life-saving skills.

 

Children in KS2 who have not yet reached 25 meters have the opportunity to visit a local pool to continue working towards this.  

 

We are extremely grateful to our teams of parent/carer helpers who assist with the sessions. 

Children at Meadow work towards the ASA Award Scheme
 

Stage 1

By the end of this stage, with or without aids, equipment or support, your child will be able to:

  • Enter the water safely
  • Move forwards for a distance of 5 metres
  • Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres
  • Move sideways for a distance of 5 metres
  • Scoop the water and wash face
  • Be at ease with water showered from overhead
  • Move into a stretched floating position using aids, equipment or support
  • Regain an upright position from on the back, with support
  • Regain an upright position from on the front, with support
  • Push and glide in an horizontal position to or from a wall
  • Take part in a teacher led partner orientated game
  • Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules
  • Exit the water safely

 

Stage 2

By the end of this stage, with or without aids, equipment or support, your child will be able to:

  • Jump in from poolside safely
  • Blow bubbles a minimum of 3 times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged
  • Regain an upright position from the back without support
  • Regain an upright position from the front without support
  • Push from wall and glide on the back
  • Push from wall and glide on front
  • Travel on the back for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
  • Travel on the front for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
  • Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright position
  • Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright position

 

Stage 3

By the end of this stage, without support, your child will be able to:

  • Jump in from poolside and submerge
  • Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined position
  • Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto back
  • Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto back
  • Travel on the front, tuck to rotate around the horizontal axis to return to the back
  • Fully submerge to pick up an object
  • Answer correctly 3 questions on the water safety code
  • Travel 10 metres on the back
  • Travel 10 metres on the front

 

Stage 4

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy
  • Perform a tuck float for five seconds
  • Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of 3) whilst floating at the surface
  • Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor
  • Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional)
  • Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional)
  • Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back (one item of equipment optional)
  • Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the back (one item of equipment optional)
  • Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (one item of equipment optional)
  • Perform on the back a head first sculling action for 5 metres in an horizontal position
  • Travel on back and roll in one continuous movement onto front
  • Travel on front and roll in one continuous movement onto back
  • Swim 10 metres (choice of stroke is optional)

 

Stage 5

By the end of this stage, without support, your child will be able to:

  • Perform an horizontal stationary scull on the back
  • Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres whilst horizontal on the back
  • Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Swim 10 metres backstroke
  • Swim 10 metres front crawl face in the water
  • Swim 10 metres breaststroke
  • Swim 10 metres butterfly
  • Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of 3 seconds
  • Perform a forward somersault, tucked, in water
  • Demonstrate an action for getting help