The ability to swim is a vital lifesaving skill that our partnership takes very seriously.
In order to tackle some of the barriers around school swimming we have set up a strategy group with our local pool provider, GLL and head teachers from some of our local primary schools. The group has launched a School Swimming Strategy and Guidance document which is currently being updated for re-launch in Autumn 2016.
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Watch this space for more news and information on school swimming in Merton.
Top Up Swimming
Our goal is to support our schools to enable all of their children to be able to swim before they leave in Year 6. This year we were fortunate to be awarded funding from the Wimbledon Foundation to provide Top Up Swimming sessions for up to 240 children across 10 schools in Merton. Each school receives 11 x 30-minute swimming lessons (on consecutive week days) for those children that need additional time to develop their swimming skills after their curriculum PE lessons to an end. The sessions are delivered by the staff at Canons Leisure Centre in Mitcham and so far the progress has been fantastic. For more information, take a look at our news articles under the heading Swimming.