Swimming at Long Row
The National Curriculum states that by time children leave Year 6 they should be able: to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over 25m; use a range of strokes effectively; and perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
At Long Row, we recongnise the importance of swimming as a life-skill. As part of the PE and Sport we offer at Long Row, our children go swimming throughout Year 5 and 6. Their swimming lessons are hosted at Belper Leisure Centre and are taught by Derbyshire County Council swimming teachers and Long Row staff.
We assess the children's progress using the Derbyshire County Council assessment criteria and award scheme. We aim for all of our children to be water confident and swimming the national curriculum expected standard of 25 metres by the end of Year 6.