Learning to swim is one of the most important skills a child can learn and we place great emphasis on the teaching of swimming. Swimming is an essential life saving skill for any child to learn.
The Pool staff teach all the Prep School children to swim. Our staff are all fully qualified ASA Swimming Teachers and we concentrate on the development of good stroke work before moving any child onto competitive swimming for the School.
Pupils in our Reception classes begin weekly swimming during the Summer Term with classes structured to develop water confidence and basic skills. Our Prep School Years 1 and 2 children attend swimming lessons once a week
throughout the school year. We divide classes into two groups so that pupils receive the best standard of tuition.
Our swimming teachers concentrate on the development of good stroke work coupled with sound water confidence.
Upper Prep pupils swim for half of the school year. At this stage the lessons concentrate on fine-tuning their stoke technique. We also introduce them to basic water safety coupled with lifesaving skills. We have an after-school Swimming Club which prepares children for competitive galas against other schools.
In the First to Fifth Forms of the Senior School, pupils swim for half a school term twice a year. The PE Department staff teach these lessons.
We have a Senior School swimming club, which meets every Thursday. The club is taught by an experienced ASA Coach and competes in inter-school galas.
Outside school hours and during the holidays, all Kimbolton School pupils are entitled to free use of swimming pool during the public swimming sessions. (Entry is dependent on the age and pool restrictions applicable to individual sessions). During the school day pupils have access to lunch time sessions depending on the pool timetable.
A qualified lifeguard on poolside supervises all lessons and sessions.