Berkeley Vale Public School

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School Swimming Scheme

School Swimming Scheme

Students in Years 2 and 3 participate in the School Swimming Scheme each year during Term 3.

This is an intensive two week program of daily swimming lessons run by the Department of Education and Training. The lessons are held at Berkeley Vale Aquatic Centre where qualified swimming instructors first assess all children and then grade them into an appropriate starting swimming group. Lessons are 45 minutes in duration and follow a prescribed program including learning about water safety skills, correct breathing techniques and practise of the different swimmimg strokes.

At the end of the two week program all swimming groups are re-tested on water safety, freestyle swimming distance and their ability at swimming other strokes. A special certificate is awarded to each student showing their progress and achievement upon completion of the program.