Swimming

General Info

  • Pupils will need a swimming hata swimming hat must be provided for your child to be able to take part in swimming lessons each week. The leisure centre do not provide free hats and unfortunately if your child does not wear a hat they will not be able to take part in the lesson. We are unable to purchase hats at the centre as staff need to supervise the children at all times.
  • If you wish them to wear goggles, a letter to school asking for permission for them to be worn. This is not our ruling but one we are directed to follow by OCC.
  • Children must wear either a one piece swimming costumes or trunks. Bikinis, tankinis or ‘long’ Bermuda style swimming shorts are not appropriate.
  • Parents are asked to make a contribution towards the cost of coach hire for swimming lessons. This is £2.00 per week. A letter stating the amount will come home with your child before their term of swimming. This is a voluntary contribution which does not cover the cost of the coach but which helps us to afford it. Contributions may be made in advance if preferred, cheques should be made payable to ‘Vale Academy Trust’.