Amesbury Swimming Sports will be held at Keith Spry Pool in the first two weeks of next term.Due to our growing numbers, we are changing the way we run swimming sports this year. Year 1-3 students (Te Rito and Koru students) will have their swimming sports on Thursday 4th May (first week of Term 2), and Harakeke students (Years 4-6) will have their swimming sports the following week on Thursday 11th May (second week of Term 2). Both events will held at Keith Spry Pool from 11am-2pm.
For the Year 1-3 students, all children will have the chance to opt into either swimming races or water confidence events for non-swimmers. Students who would like to enter swimming races can either enter races in the learner pool or they can challenge themselves with races in the main pool (there will be both half length and full length races). We have an 11am-2pm slot of time booked at the pool; however we anticipate that the majority of races will be completed quite quickly. We recommend that spectators arrive for 11am rather than later in that block of time in order not to miss their child's races.
For Year 4-6 students all races will be held in the main pool, with students opting into either half length or full length races. Teachers will use the results from swimming sports to form the team for the Northern Zone swimming competition.
As swimming has been part of our PE programme this term, we will be asking all students to enter at least two events in their swimming sports; we encourage students to opt into as many races as they can. Students will have the chance to opt into their events in the next couple of weeks.
For swimming sports all students will need to bring togs, a towel and a swimming cap. We also recommend goggles, although these are optional. Swimming always makes students very hungry, so lots of healthy snacks would also be a good idea.
You are all most welcome to come along and support students in this event - cheerleaders always help! If you have any questions about these events you can email Erin Upjohn Beatson - firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your child's whanau teacher.
We look forward to seeing lots of you there.
The Amesbury team
By Urs Cunningham