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Swimming

Swimming

Swimming in Years 3 and 5

Swimming lessons take place at Morden Leisure Centre.

 

The building, situated in the beautiful landscape of Morden Park, has a 25m x 13m main pool and slightly smaller second pool with a moveable floor, which will be used for beginner sessions.

 

 

Lessons are undertaken by Years 3 and 5.  Lessons run for one hour per day over a two week period during the afternoon.

The pandemic has greatly affected children's ability to swim.  Pre-pandemic around 92% for children would pass the 25M+ test.  The results for 2024 are much less.

 

In 2024

Swimming 25M+ 49%
Swimming Self Rescue 49%
Swimming Range of Strokes 49%
Swimming 25M+ 49%
Swimming Self Rescue 49%
Swimming Range of Strokes 49%

Non 25M Swimmers 51.0%

 

The school meets the full cost of contracting swimming teachers and the hire of the pool.  We do ask parents to support us by contributing to the cost of transportation to the pool.

Children need to have a towel, a suitable swim costume and swimcap.  Other items such as slippers and swim equipment are not required.

Start swimming early

We do recommend that children learn to swim with their parents before they start school. For details of swim classes at Morden see their website: Morden Leisure Centre Swim Classes

At St. Cecilia's Catholic Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in all circumstances and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To read more about our commitment to safeguarding please view our safeguarding policy.