Swimming and Aquatics
During the Michaelmas Term taster sessions of water polo are offered for boys and girls. Water polo is a fantastic game that combines speed, strength, and stamina, with great teamwork and tactics.
Additional sessions are integrated into the swim programme during Lent and Summer Terms, with fixtures planned for the summer.
Synchronised swimming is new to the programme at King’s. Taster sessions take place during Michaelmas Term. Synchronised swimming is a challenging sport that combines endurance, flexibility and finesse with style – all to music! It is an excellent opportunity for pupils to try something different and aims to encourage more people to be more active.
Throughout the year various fitness swim sessions are offered that provide new and innovative ways for pupils to enjoy the many benefits that swimming can bring.
King’s Sixth Form pupils have the opportunity to gain their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. This is an industry recognised qualification that gives pupils the skills and knowledge to perform the roles and responsibilities of a lifeguard. This includes; the ability to affect a rescue, safely supervise a session, provide first aid and CPR. This qualification is an excellent entry route into the leisure industry and a great opportunity for our pupils.
2017 will see the start of an exciting new venture for King’s. As part of our overall swimming and aquatics development, and our commitment to providing excellent services to not only our pupils, but friends of King’s and members of the local community, we are pleased to launch the King’s Community Swimming.
The first part of this project will begin with the launch of the Community Learn to Swim Programme and King’s will provide high quality swimming lessons for local children.
Initially, lessons will take place on a Wednesday afternoon and will provide opportunities for children ages 4-11 to learn to swim, or further develop their skills.
Half Term Intensive Swimming and Aquatics
As part of the community swimming brand, intensive courses for swimming, water polo, and synchronised swimming will be on offer during half term.
Intensive courses provide swimmers with an accelerated learning experience and with water polo and synchronised swimming also on offer, they will be of great benefit to children and young people in the local community.