Swimming at Cross In Hand
SWIMMING POOL NOTICE:
March 2021 Update: The pool will be reopening from the 12th April 2021. We will only reopen the facility if it is deemed safe to do so by the Government and Industry professionals. The swimming pool has COVID-19 control measures currently in place, including hand sanitising stations, social distancing protocols, a designated one-way system and frequent cleaning.
SPLASH INTO SPRING & SUMMER!
At Cross In Hand Primary School we are lucky enough to have our very own outdoor heated swimming pool located on site where we run structured swimming lessons, after school lessons, children's fun swims and external pool hires from.
SCHOOL SWIMMING LESSONS:
The pool is a huge asset to the school and we want as many children to benefit from such a fantastic facility as possible. All children are lucky enough to get the chance to swim a minimum of once a week during curriculum time with a fully qualified swimming teacher. The lessons delivered follow the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway and cover a range of swim skills, stroke technique corrections and lifesaving skills.
Our aim is to ensure that every child finds being in water fun and that no child will leave Cross in Hand Primary School unable to swim!
Pool Maintenance and Costs
Maintaining and running our outdoor heated swimming pool is extremely expensive. It costs several thousand pounds every year to heat the pool and purchase the chemicals for its everyday use.
Our Splash Committee and PTA work tirelessly to ensure the ongoing survival and maintenance of the school swimming pool. Your donations can really help us with offsetting the huge operating costs associated with having such a fantastic facility based on site.
The pool is maintained by our fully qualified staff who hold the accredited National Pool Plant Qualification Awards. Meaning your children will only ever swim in a safe, clean and healthy environment.
Whilst our fundraising goes towards the cost of running the pool, unfortunately it does not cover it all.
Donations for this years term time swimming lessons are suggested at £15 per child, which represents excellent value for the number and quality of lessons that your child will receive. All lessons are provided by our fully qualified ASA Swimming Teachers.
Please hand your donations into the office or contact one of the Splash team.
After School Swimming Lessons
We are lucky enough to say that two of our wonderful swimming teachers also run after school swimming lessons from the facility.
The Swim School holds classes for children aged 4 years and above and caters for all abilities. These lessons are open to Cross in Hand Primary School pupils as well as the wider community.
These lessons take place between 16.00pm and 18.45pm after school on a range of days. If you require any further information, please ask the office.
In addition to this, they also provide 1-2-1 Private Swimming Lessons, Adult Lessons and Intensive holiday courses which are offered during the Easter, May Half Term and Summer holidays each year.
The swim school employs fully qualified swimming instructors, as well as fully trained first aiders / lifeguards.
Not only are our wonderful teachers able to assist your children with learning to swim but these after school lessons help support the ongoing funding and maintenance of the facility.
Activities and Fundraisers
Fun swims are open sessions in the pool that allow children to enjoy the water in a safe and controlled environment. Fun Swims usually take place directly after school, so why not come along and give it a go! These sessions are lifeguarded by our wonderful qualified volunteers and are limited to a maximum of 20 children per session.
External Pool Hires
If you would like to hire the pool facility, whether you are another local school, sports club, local organisation or are just looking to hire it for a birthday party or a family swim, please contact a member of the splash committee for further information and one of our team will be in contact as soon as possible.
Fundraisers and Pool Games
Each year our fantastic SPLASH Committee organise a range of fundraising activities alongside our swimming teachers for the children to enjoy! Whether this is the famous AQUA OLYMPICS or a SPONSORED SWIM. Keep an eye on the website for future events!