Y5/6 Swimming Prep/Goggles Permission
I am excited to say that the swimming pool will be arriving on Monday 6th March ready for lessons to start on Monday 13th March.
Year 5 will be swimming every morning (10am – 12.30pm) for 2 weeks. As they are swimming in the morning, children can come to school with their swimming costume underneath their school uniform if they wish.
Year 6 will be swimming every morning (9am-10am) and afternoon up to 3.30pm for 2 weeks. One group will be swimming 3 – 3.30pm. We will let you know individually if this is the case.
Your child will need to bring:
Parents should be aware that the pool forbids the wearing of earrings. If your child has a verruca, they will still be expected to attend swimming but they must wear a verruca sock.
Whilst they are not considered to be essential, we recognise that children who swim frequently or whose eyes are susceptible to irritation may prefer to use goggles for swimming. They may help maintain the required body position and improve vision through the water. Therefore, parents may request that their child uses goggles during the lessons by filling in the form below.
I should inform you that it is your responsibility, as parent, to teach your child to put on and take off goggles in the correct and safe fashion. Our advice would be to read the manufacturer’s instructions for putting them on and taking them off. This is important to ensure protection of eyes from impact damage through stretching the eyepieces away from the face with wet fingers.
Please ensure that goggles are of a good quality. Goggles should be British Standard Institution (BSI) Goggles which includes makes such as Speedo or Zoggs, which will include instruction on the package for the correct way to put them on and take them off. You should be aware that on occasions your child will be asked to remove their goggles in order to safely perform certain aquatic activities.
If you would like your child to wear goggles during swimming lessons in school, please complete the form from the paper version on this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Child's name, child's class and with the following statements,
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