Church of England
Primary School

Our Swimming Pool

Whaplode Swimming Pool Committee was set up in the 1970’s with the aim of raising money to run, organise and maintain our pool. One of its first tasks was to raise funds to improve swimming lessons by commissioning a covered building for the pool, the one that is still there today, and the pool itself was re-built in 1990.

We are a registered charity (Charity No.1056670) and the aims have not changed to this day, and every child has the chance to learn to swim. The pool is used mainly during the summer term where all year groups will swim at least once a week.

News and Updates

Summer Fair

Our Summer Fair was a great success. Thank you to all who supported it, raising much needed funds to keep our fabulous pool up and running.

Summer Fair 2017

June Update

The pool is now looking great with a new roof and the new side is complete with windows.

Whaplode Swimming Academy

Whaplode Primary School is registered with the ASA charter mark Taking School Swimming Seriously.  This has been incorporated into the school swimming lessons so pupils can achieve certificates associated with this charter mark.  As well as pupils achieving distance swimming badges they will also achieve The ASA School Swimming Award Certificate.

"I like putting my whole face in the water" Harry, Reception class

" I love that we get to swim at school" Jayme, Year 2

"It is nice and warm  and it's good for stretching and exercise" Lauren, Year 2

"We can push ourselves and it makes us better at it" Freya, Year 2

" I like going under the water" Teddy, Reception class

"I like the water on my back" India, Reception

"I like getting the sinkers from underwater" Issabelle, Reception

"Swimming is a challenge and I like it a lot" Matthew, Year 2