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Water Safety and Swimming

Water Saftey and School swimming

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. At Norfolk CPS children are fortunate to attend swimming lessons during the Autumn Term of Year 4. These are conducted at Ponds Forge Swimming pool and are taught in blocks.

This ensures that pupils are taught to:

  • Swim competently, independently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

This has been very beneficial to our students at Norfolk CPS and has slowly built up their confidence with open water and swimming pools.