Across our Campuses at Linwood we aim to provide swimming lessons to Key Stage 2 students in line with the Department of Education’s Guidance. We use public swimming pools to run these lessons in, which unfortunately, are not suitable for all students. If they are able to access one of the public pools that we use then all KS2 students are offered at least one terms of swimming lessons per academic year.
Our Swimming Programme follows:
ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) – a nationally recognised swimming programme.
ASA Swim Charter – a programme to monitor and reward swimmers for their achievements.
This is underpinned by long term athlete development, which develops a wide range of skills in each individual swimmer. These skills are like pieces of a jigsaw and when put together result in a competent, confident and safe swimmer, who has the skill base for then developing technique, in a wide range of water-based sports. These skills are best learned in an environment involving fun and games.