We are so lucky to have the brilliant facility of our swimming pool here at Keston. Our swimming pool is indoor and heated and used by children across the school.
Swimming is a compulsory part of the curriculum from Reception to Year 5 whether pupils swim outside school or not. Children in years 1 - 6 swim every week, with Reception starting their swimming weekly from the Summer Term.
The School is very fortunate to have a pool on site, however it is costly to run, so we do ask for a contribution towards the running costs termly.
In swimming the emphasis is on: water safety, stroke technique and ultimately being able to swim 25m by the end of KS2 if not before.
Parental help to supervise the children to and from the pool is greatly appreciated; all parents volunteering to help must have a current DBS certificate.
The school pool is also used after school and at the weekends for private lessons; if you wish to use this service please contact the school office who will give you the contact details of the clubs.
School Swimming Awards
Mrs Kennedy has written an award scheme exclusively for the children at Keston. The children will be assessed continuously and every child will receive a swimming certificate every half term. This will either be a yellow , red, green or blue certificate or a distance award. Click here for example which will be updated in the Autumn term.