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Children created a new acronym to help them remember how to start their front crawl stroke.

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Swim England Registered

Leigh School is proud to announce that we are members of Swim England. 


What year do my children go swimming?

We take your children swimming in Key Stage 2 (Years 4, 5 and 6).


When do they go swimming?

Friday mornings (classes take turns throughout the whole school year).


Where is the swimming pool?

Castle Vale Swimming Pool

Farnborough Road

Castle Vale


B35 7EJ.


What can children wear?

Girls - Black tight swimming costume, berkini (optional - lycra leotard/ballet leggings, swimming cap)

Boys - Black shorts/trunks above the knee (with an inner mesh lining)

Long hair must be tied back and no earrings or jewellery is allowed


What will children learn?

Core Aquatic skills, a variety of strokes and water safety.  


If your children are interested in swimming lessons, they are available at Castle Vale and Stechford swimming baths.  Please contact your local pool for more information.  


Swim Safe Outdoor Lake Swimming Initiative 


Some of the year 5 & 6 children experienced swimming in an outdoor lake in June 2017.  Those of us who could swim 25 metres went to Salford lake to learn about water safety in different water.  It was amazing to put on wet suits and life jackets and to then go in to the lake and learn how to swim and survive.  Congratulations to Mrs Bull who attended a course on how to be a outdoor swimming instructor and for going in to the lake with their children. 

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Mrs Bull, ready for the lake...

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