Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is a high priority for us as a school due to the proximity of the sea. All children in KS2 go swimming on a fortnightly basis.  They are taught in ability groups by qualified school staff and lifeguards.   The school also takes part in swimming galas, runs a water polo club and takes part in water polo competitions.

5/02/18 – Visit from Olympic swimmer Chris Cook

We had an excellent day with Chris Cook today. Chris swam for Great Britain in the Olympics, World Championships, European Championships and competed for England in the Commonwealth games.  He won two gold medals in the Commonwealth Games for 50m and 100m breaststroke.

As always Chris was inspirational.  His passion and enthusiasm shone through and meant that both staff and pupils were captivated and inspired.  Chris started the day with the whole school discussing how he needed perseverance to achieve his gold medal and some of the setbacks he had along the way.

Chris then did workshops with each class on comfort zones, it also gave the children a chance to see the medal close up.  Finally, twenty lucky children were able to join in with a swimming session at Folkestone Sports Centre.  Through demonstrations, drills and individual pointers Chris coached the children helping them to improve their breaststroke, front crawl and diving techniques.  Everyone had a great time and learnt a lot.

15/12/18 – Water Polo Club

This term Yr. 5 & 6 had the opportunity to take part in Water Polo Club at Folkestone Sports Centre.  The children learnt to tread water, pass, swim with the ball and shoot, all one handed.  Their swimming and technique really improved across the weeks as did their water confidence.  Well done everyone.

27/06/17 – KS1 Swimming Gala

Yesterday afternoon 11 children from Eagles went to Christchurch primary school to take part in a year 2 swimming gala. There were 6 events – some with floats, woggles and some completely unaided. It was great fun and all of the swimmers were fantastic. Well done.

21/06/17 – KS2 Swimming Gala – Gold and Silver

This morning we entered two teams into the Sports Centre swimming gala; it was great fun.  There was a variety of races for both the competent and the emerging swimmers.  All the competitors tried really hard and swam with determination.  We finished in first and second place, well done everyone.

The table below shows the swimming data for the last academic year.

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