This programme is aligned with the Health and Physical Education curriculum by providing regular physical activities in the pool, allowing students to participate in games and activities to develop swimming skills and adopt simple safety practices for them to use in their local environment.
When students arrive at the A.C. Baths the students are put into groups according to their ability and learning needs. They then practice and learn skills that will support them to develop their swimming ability and go to the next level. After two weeks the students feel like they can confidently, swim like fish.
At the end of the sessions, the students are taken through safety practices that they can use in the lake or at the beach. The children had an amazing time working together as a team to complete the task.
Indie: We were able to learn how to keep ourselves safe in the water.
Oscar: I learnt how to float on my back and put my head under the water.
Keywords: Health and Physical Education, Swimming, Safety.