Our swimming philosophy at Eaton Square Senior School is based on recognising that each pupil in our school has a different internal motivation to practise this sport and the passion for swimming and teaching from our staff. Our main reasons to teach swimming in our school are:

  • Swim or sink: Providing our pupils with a life skill that can safe their lives when being in and around the water.
  • Swimming FUNdamentals: Learning how to swim accurately by using a fun swimming approach in order to help pupils to build a life-long swimming habit.
  • Different motivations: Having a varied swimming programme that tailors pupils’ interest (love of the sport, friendship, challenge themselves, chase their dreams, realise and discover their potential)
  • Everyone is welcome: No matter what the level of swimming performance is, there will be a space for every pupil so that they can reach their best version. Teachers from other departments will work closely to develop cross curricular projects.
  • Swimming as an educational tool: Learning actively about values such as respect, teamwork, hard work, discipline, punctuality and resilience; and having the opportunity to deal with success and failure.
  • Physical and mental health: Using their creativity to develop new ways of movement and play in the pool as well as becoming aware of their own bodies and thoughts when swimming.

 

Schedule

Mondays

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Fridays

07:00 to 08:00 Swimming squad Facilities: TBC
14:00 to 16:00 Swimming (Games)

Y8 – Y9

Oasis Sport Centre

Swimming (Games)

Y7 – Y8

Oasis Sport Centre

16:00 to 17:45 Swimming club and Swimming squad

Oasis Sport Centre

 

Swimming squad: Pupils train to obtain accurate swimming technique in order to participate in regional and national competitions.

Swimming club: Pupils who would like to improve their technique in order to keep fit, enjoy the sport and participate in local and friendly inter-schools galas.

Swimming during games session: Pupils learn different swimming skills and techniques, and how to be safe in and around the water, experiencing a fun and pedagogical approach.