Nationals Schools Swimathon 2019 30 Mar 2019

Our Year 4 & 5 pupils all took part in this years Swimathon and raised some funds for our playground equipment and camp. Every child had a target to beat based on a distance set at the start of term and they smashed it. Swimming continuously for half an hour takes a lot of stamina and commitment. Distances achieved range from 225m to 1250m and a total of 27,800m – that’s 1,112 lengths!

86% of these children, who have another year or two of swimming in our school, can swim well over the expected level of 25m (by the time they leave in Y6) in a range of recognised strokes . They also learn many self rescue and survival techniques- essential skills for us all as we live in a county almost entirely surrounded by water.