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/experieced Level 2 ASA Swimming Teachers. 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. The classes are divided into two groups determined by ability.
Our swimming teachers concentrate on the development of good stroke work coupled with sound water confidence.
All parental enquires regarding the school swimming lessons should be addressed to the Prep School form teacher.
Upper Prep pupils swim for the entire the school year but year groups alternate every other week. At this stage the lessons concentrate on fine-tuning their stoke technique. We also introduce them to basic water safety coupled with lifesaving skills. Kimbolton Prep have an after-school Swimming Club which prepares children for competitive galas against other schools. The Swimming team is led by PE teacher and ASA Coach, the pool teaching staff have no invovlment with the team selection or fixtures and all enquiries should be addressed to the Prep school.
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 the lessons.
The Senior School swimming club meets every Thursday. The club is led by an ASA Coach and they compete in inter-school galas. They also train early Tuesday and Friday (from September 2014) morning.
Outside school hours and during the holidays, all current Kimbolton School pupils are entitled to free use of pool in the public swimming sessions. (Entry is dependent on the age and pool restrictions applicable to individual sessions). Pupils realations or friends are not entiled to free swimming.
As not all the pupils are known to the pool staff please do not be offended if proof of school attendance is requested.
A qualified lifeguard on poolside supervises all lessons and public sessions.