Extra swimming lessons take place on Ridgewood College Premises with the aim of getting children ready to swim in a shorter space of time. Extra swimming lessons after school will allow those children who already know how to swim, to zone in on skill development and technique to allow all children the opportunity to be trained on a more competitive level. These will be paid classes taught at the school swimming pool after the school day ends.
In order to ensure that all children receive the appropriate swimming training, comprehensive assessments will be carried out over the first 2 weeks of the programme for all children in all grades wanting to participate. Once completed, parents will receive correspondence advising them on their child’s swimming ability. They will then be assigned to the relevant category. 4 categories will be on offer at the school:
Learn To Swim (LTS)
Children who are 3 years or older who are not water safe and need to improve their swimming abilities.
Early Stroke Development
Children who are confident in the water and are ready to start developing proper swimming technique.
Children who are proficient in the water and swim well enough to compete against other school swimmers as part of a team.
Children who are very confident in the water and wish to swim competitively and non-competitively.