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Y5 Swimming

Year 5 Swimming takes place over 15 weeks at Southgate Leisure Centre.


We aim for all Y5 pupils:


  • To develop water confidence and water safety skills;
  • To master basic stroke techniques;
  • To participate in enjoyable social activity;
  • To participate in activities, which can help improve health and fitness;
  • To provide opportunities to participate in appropriate progressive challenges through the Enfield Award Scheme


Swimming Certificates are awarded in assembly and achievements celebrated for all the pupils.


One of the main successes of the programme is that class teachers and instructors work alongside each other increasing the amount of individual coaching available and, in some cases, reducing the size of the groups. This achieves higher standards and pupils’ progress is accelerated as a result.  The Local Authority team of instructors (There are 11 across the five Enfield pools) are all qualified and experts in their field. They enjoy having teachers assisting them particularly because they know the behaviour and attitudes of the young people. There are resources to assist on the poolside and visual aids to support EAL pupils.