There is just one week left to nominate your school for an ASA Aquatics Award 2016. We want our School Swimming Charter schools to nominate themselves for the School Swimming Charter: Primary School of the Year award.
As a Charter School, you have signed up to take school swimming seriously. You have committed to providing top quality swimming lessons for your pupils.
This is something we hope you feel proud of. We want to help you make some noise about the great work you have been doing since you joined the Charter.
The latest school swimming statistics show that there are still a huge number of children who leave primary school unable to swim. However, the work you have been doing at your school is making an impact. We hope that sharing your success will encourage other schools to do the same.
The Aquatics Awards recognise the achievements of people from across the world of swimming. These range from teachers and coaches who inspire the next generation of athletes, right through to you, the schools. You may teach many of these athletes the basic skills they need before they can even start swimming competitively.
School Swimming Charter: Primary School of the Year award
Last year’s winners, Woodhill Primary School, made great progress with their school swimming. They also taught pupils water safety and lifesaving skills too.
“It is amazing to win an award we really were not expecting it. We really are thankful to the ASA. Our vision for swimming is that all children feel confident in the water and enjoy swimming as an activity and not just as a lesson.” – Natalie Fitzgerald, Woodhill Primary School
ASA Head of Learn to Swim, Jon Glenn, said: “Charter schools are our school swimming champions. They have committed to helping us reach our goal of making sure all children leave primary school able to swim.
“Over the past 18 months, we have had hundreds of schools sign up to take school swimming seriously, with more coming in all the time. Being able to recognise the best of these schools with an Aquatics Award gives me great pleasure. I look forward to seeing the nominations for this year.”
Nominations close on Wednesday 10 August 2016, so make sure you submit your school this week.
Find out more information about this year’s awards and the criteria for nominating your school for the School Swimming Charter: Primary School of the Year award.