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School Swimming

School Swimming at Thornhill Primary is now delivered as part of the curriculum in Year 3 & 5.

Children attend sessions at Hamble Sports Complex, Hamble Lane. All Hamble coaches are qualified to Swim England Level 2, hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and attend regular safeguarding and other professional training.

Swimming and water safety is  a requirement of the curriculum. The aim is for all children to leave primary school with a basic ability to swim competently. Requirements are broken down into three; swimming 25 metres, using a range of strokes, knowing how to self-rescue. 

All information regarding kit needed is in the Uniform section of the school website.

From September 2023, Year 3 group sessions will take place weekly on Tuesdays, commencing 12 /9/22 . Year 5 group sessions will take place on Wednesdays, commencing 13/9/21.

There are 4 groups per year group rotating each 9 weeks. Parents will be notified individually when their child's group will attend.