At All Saints we are passionate about school swimming and believe in giving children the opportunity to learn to swim, giving them the skills to stay safe near water.
Years 4, 5 and 6 participate in lessons held at Didcot Wave. Year 6 swim weekly from September to Christmas, Year 5 from January to Easter and year 4 from April to Summer.
The lessons are provided by fully qualified swimming teachers, supported by an amazing team of staff and volunteers to ensure safety at all times. Lifeguards are on poolside throughout all sessions.
There is no cost for the swimming lessons, although we do ask for a voluntary contribution towards the cost of the bus to the Wave. Further details will be sent home at the start of the term.
Children will need a swimming costume/trunks, a swimming hat (available from the school office) and a towel. If your child would like to wear goggles, you will need to complete a goggle permission slip (given out at the start of year 4’s swimming term).
Whether your child is a complete beginner or already participate in swimming lessons, all abilities are catered for in a safe and enjoyable environment.
If you have any further questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
swimming competency - year 6 cohort
- 92% of current Year 6 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently using one stroke over a distance of at least 25 metres
- All pupils use a range of strokes effectively in their lessons.
- All pupils perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. They are taught from year 4, 5 and 6 and "Pyjama week" (Self rescue ) is taught every term for each year group as well as classroom based / homework sheet to reinforce safety awareness.
We are keen to share some swimming safety tips if you are on the beach, near rivers or participating in any water activities. During our school swimming lessons, we learn about water safety and self survival and hope the information will be useful for all members of the family during days out or holidays.
Click here for more information - All Saints Swimming Safety Poster