Our Swimming Pool
Whaplode Swimming Pool Committee was set up in the 1970’s with the aim of raising money to run, organise and maintain our pool. One of its first tasks was to raise funds to improve swimming lessons by commissioning a covered building for the pool, the one that is still there today, and the pool itself was re-built in 1990.
We are a registered charity (Charity No.1056670) and the aims have not changed to this day, and every child has the chance to learn to swim. The pool is used mainly during the summer term where all year groups will swim at least once a week.
By the end of 2017, 35.5% of the whole school had achieved their 25 metres at swimming. 100% of year 6 children in 2017 achieved their 25 metres.
Our swimming season starts after the Easter holidays and continues to the end of July each year. All classes swim twice a week, learning water skills, strokes and safety. Certificates are awarded each week for 'Super Swimmers’ and distance certificates are presented at the end of the summer term. Children in key stage 2 also swim once a week during September and October, weather permitting.
News and Updates
Whaplode Swimming Academy
Whaplode Primary School is registered with the ASA charter mark Taking School Swimming Seriously. This has been incorporated into the school swimming lessons so pupils can achieve certificates associated with this charter mark. As well as pupils achieving distance swimming badges they will also achieve The ASA School Swimming Award Certificate.
"I like putting my whole face in the water" Harry, Reception class
" I love that we get to swim at school" Jayme, Year 2
"It is nice and warm and it's good for stretching and exercise" Lauren, Year 2
"We can push ourselves and it makes us better at it" Freya, Year 2
" I like going under the water" Teddy, Reception class
"I like the water on my back" India, Reception
"I like getting the sinkers from underwater" Issabelle, Reception
"Swimming is a challenge and I like it a lot" Matthew, Year 2