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Swimming at CAW



Teaching of swimming is in Years 2, 3 and 6. We feel that children should be introduced to swimming at an early age, and also like them to have some further learning before they leave the school. Each child goes with their class and their class teacher for six continuous weeks to the Brighton Swimming Centre.


The sessions are 45 minutes long (not including changing time-this occurs before and after the 45 minutes of swimming). In the groups there is a variety of teaching and learning provision. Children are taught games and activities to develop their water confidence and water safety. There is explicit teaching of the main swimming strokes, with some extra activities that allow for children to develop their water safety skills.


Since 2018, we have used the Sports Premium funding to ‘top-up’ our swimming provision and have swimming in Year 3. Prior to this, we had swimming in Years 2 and 6 only.

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