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.
In July 2021, 100% of our year 6 children could swim at least 25m, with more than half able to swim 50m.
Our swimming season starts after the Easter holidays and continues to the end of July each year. All classes swim once a week, and we also offer after school swimming lessons - learning water skills, strokes and safety. Certificates are awarded each week for 'Super Swimmers’ and distance certificates are presented at the end of the summer term. Children in key stage 2 also swim once a week during September and October, weather permitting.
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.
What the children enjoy in their swimming lessons
“I enjoy swimming backstroke” – Kai
“I like swimming 10m front crawl” – Amari
“I love to play the treasure hunt game” – William
“I ilke swimming with the woggles” – Millirose
“I like to get the sinkers and swim underwater” - Jefferson
We would like to say a big thank you to Bakkavor for making a generous donation to pay for one of the new benches around our swimming pool. The benches are made from recycled milk containers.