Swimming is a popular Summer sport at Kenridge Primary, and we are extremely proud of our successful KPS swimming team.
Our main focus is on participation and enjoyment and the general development of the learner within our code. Attention is given to the strokes as well as building and maintaining a good level of fitness.
Swimmers are expected to attend one training slot a week at school but are welcome to attend more regularly. Learners must arrive and leave the swimming pool area fully dressed.
We have swimming time-trials and assessments at the beginning of the 1st and 4th terms to determine the level and current ability of the swimmer.
Our U/7 age group consists of squad (gala) swimmers only.
From U/8, all learners are offered the opportunity to choose swimming as a sport, as long as they meet the minimum requirements for level 1.
We have three levels:
Level 1: Swimmers need to be completely water-safe and be able to swim a width of the pool without stopping. We concentrate on teaching freestyle and backstroke.
Level 2: Swimmers are able to swim lengths, freestyle and backstroke well. These strokes are consolidated and we start with breaststroke and some butterfly.
Level 3: Swimmers can swim at least 3 strokes well and will be considered for galas. We focus on starts, turns, finishes and gala etiquette.
Kenridge hosts various galas throughout the 1st and 4th terms, and every learner who attends school swimming training will get an opportunity to participate in a gala for their appropriate level.
We would like to thank VAN RIEBEECKSHOF SPAR for their continued support and sponsorship of swimming at Kenridge.