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Swimming at Long Row



The National Curriculum states that by the 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 recognise the importance of swimming as a life-skill. As part of our PE and Sports 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 supported by 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.


Swimming achievements 


66% pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 achieved the expected standards in swimming and 100% in water safety skills

We entered our first team in the Amber Valley Swimming Gala in June 2022 


2020 - 2021 

70% of children leaving Year 6 were water confident and able to swim at least 25m