Crowborough Leisure Centre challenges schools to take the plunge

Crowborough Leisure Centre is inviting local schools to sign up and join in with the biggest School Swim.

Swimmers-1The School Swimathon programme has been developed by the Swimathon Foundation and the Amateur Swimming Association.  This national event is aimed at school children encouraging them to improve their technique and confidence in the water, culminating in a challenge to swim further than ever before.

Following the success of the event over the past three years, Crowborough Leisure Centre will be supporting the Swimathon and encouring schools to take the plunge and challenge your class to ‘Swim their Best’.  Any schools that wish to participate will be able to use their national curriculum weekly swim lessons throughout the 2016 Spring Term to help improve pupils’ swimming ability.  This will build up to a final session during the week of Swimathon 2016, ending on Friday 29th April, where pupils will be challenge to swim their furthest ever.

Freedom Leisure Area Manager Neil Roberts said:

We are delighted to support the School Swimathon this year.  We have chosen to support this event as we believe that swimming is a vital life skill.  This is a great opportunity which gives children a goal to aim for and real purpose for developing their swimming skills and confidence in the water.  It also gives schools a great incentive and motivation for their pupils: we hope to see many of our local schools signing up.

The School Swimathon Challenge is open to all school children, both primary and secondary, who are receiving school swimming lessons at Crowborough Leisure Centre.  Teachers must register their class and provide details of all participating children in order for them to be part of School Swimathon 2016.

For further information call Crowborough Leisure Centre on 01892 665488 and speak with a member of the team.

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