Children at Wycliffe have curriculum access to swimming from Year 1 and this continues through to Year 8. The ethos is very much on stroke technique, enabling each individual to develop their performance, refining their own swimming ability. Lessons are tailored to meet individual needs and provide differentiation activities to expand and support each child.
Additionally, children in specific year groups are able to participate in an extended swimming curriculum, developing their knowledge of both personal survival and lifesaving. There is also the opportunity to learn how to play waterpolo and undertaking and planning their own training program. However, the fundamental priority is that of stroke technique.
Wycliffe have created a Development Squad, where promising swimmers have been identified and invited to attend squad training, refining their technique and developing the competitive element of swimming. Children are able to build on their curriculum input while introducing both speed and endurance to their techniques. There is also the opportunity to compete against other schools in small galas building up to the National IAPS Swimming Finals. In May 2016, we had 4 individual swimmers and 2 relays teams reach the national finals.
Wycliffe is extremely privileged to have its own pool on the school site, making it easily accessible to all. Children thoroughly enjoy their lessons and the opportunity to develop further their technique, striving to work to the very best of their ability.
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