Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Swimming sports: Year 4-6

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Year 4-6 Swimming Sports will be held Tawa Pool on Thursday 5th July (last Thursday of term)

Again this year due to our large numbers, we will have two separate swimming sports. Year 4-6 students will have swimming sports this term, Thursday 5th July

Year 1-3 swimming sports will be held after they have had their swimming lessons next term.


We have an 11am-2:30pm slot of time booked at Tawa Pool; however we anticipate that the majority of races will be completed quite quickly. We recommend that spectators arrive for 11am rather than later in that block of time in order not to miss their child's races.

For Year 4-6 students the races will be held in the main pool and the teaching pool. Students will opt into races that will either be full length in the main pool, or half length (the teaching pool). We also check with their Easyswim levels to see whether they have chosen the appropriate lengths for their races. Teachers will use the results from swimming sports to form the team for the Northern Zone swimming competition.

As swimming has been part of our PE programme this term, we will be asking all students to enter at least two events in their swimming sports; we encourage students to opt into as many races as they can. Students will have the chance to opt into their events this week.

For swimming sports all students will need to bring togs, a towel, a swimming cap and goggles. Swimming always makes students very hungry, so lots of healthy snacks would also be a good idea.

You are all most welcome to come along and support students in this event - cheerleaders always help! If you have any questions about these events you can email Georgia Poole - georgia@amesbury.school.nz or contact your child's whanau teacher.

We look forward to seeing you all there! 

By Rachael van Rij

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