The new swimming pool has arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited! The pool has been upgraded with excellent changing facilities and showers. The pool itself boasts a large size and is 1.2 meters deep to allow our pupils more freedom when learning to swim. The pool comes with colour changeable lights and bubble jet steam to give our pupils an opportunity to explore different senses whilst in the pool.
The Delamere swim scheme is designed to give confidence to children in the water and give them the ability to become better swimmers.
How will we achieve this?
Some children have the opportunity to further progress their skills through interventions. Some children have been learning to accept being moved around in the water whilst others have been learning to use their arm and leg movements through the water. Pupils of Delamere have shown fantastic enthusiasm in the water and have made fantastic progress so far.
Children are really enjoying their splash sessions. Their confidence in the water and their independence is continuing to develop and they are showing more signs of independence in achieving their personal swimming targets.
The children in EYFS have responded very positively to splash sessions in our swimming pool.
They have tolerated being guided around their water on their front and back and been able to purposefully splash their hands and kick their legs. Some of the children have started to use PODD mats to make simple requests in the water too. The pool is an amazing resource to help develop communication and interaction skills
Some of our parents came to school to watch some of our splash sessions. The children enjoyed swimming on their backs and fronts and moving through the water. They also made good eye contact when the adult was singing nursery rhymes to us. The children are growing in confidence each week in the water and each week we can see progression. The pupils love their swimming session!