Water Rats Swimming program and Club

Bookings for TERM 4 2020 Water Rats after school swimming  are now available for booking and payment via this link

Swim weeks: Mon 12th October to Friday 4th December  (this is the 2nd week of term to the 2nd last week 8 weeks in total) Click here to see the timetable

Session Information and costs

• The before and after school swimming lesson program is organised by WESS P & C and is open to all in the school and local community. All sessions are delivered by qualified paid coaches in the heated 25m pool.
• Please DO NOT present to the pool to make a booking. The coaches need to focus on delivering the session and are not responsible for bookings or payments. Coaches cannot admit swimmers who have not been pre-booked and pre-paid. NO PAY, NO SWIM
• Children must bring their own goggles, swimming caps, sun shirt and towel. Please mark everything clearly with your child’s name. Bring a warm top for when the children exit the pool as they are often cold.

Our COVID 19 plan.

  • 1 gate will be an entry only point and 1 gate an exit only point. Hand sanitiser will be stationed at entry gate as well as around the pool area. Priority at gate given to children arriving for lessons.
  • Only 1 parent/ guardian to accompany the child/children
  • No parents/ guardians in the change rooms
  • Children will be encouraged to not change after swimming but leave directly after the lesson with their parents/guardians
  • Parents/ guardians will be required to sit in allocated socially distanced seating on the grass and not in the stands. Children only in the stands.
  • Parents/ guardians will have to register upon arrival their attendance at the pool via a QR code or a hard copy.
  • There will No Thursday night swim club this term. (we are very sad about this)
  • Stands and change rooms will be sanitised regularly through-out the day
  • We ask you that if you or your children are unwell please stay at home. Make up lessons will be available in week 10

LEARN TO SWIM (LTS): Suitable for children who are water safe, but need basic stroke taught. We have 3 levels within the LTS swimmers, and seek to group children with other children of similar swimming capabilities. Children should remain at this level until they can swim 25m of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Please choose the session for your child carefully as we are unable to change their session due to the large number of children in our Learn to Swim programme. Costs $15.00 per lesson $120 per term + $5.00 membership fee

ADVANCED LEARN TO SWIM (ALTS): Suitable for children who can swim 25m of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Participants will work on all strokes, refining freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke, and learn butterfly and diving. Costs $13.00 per lesson $104.00 per term

JUNIOR SQUAD: Junior squad will cater for children who can swim 25m of all 4 strokes and who are capable of lap swimming. We will divide the children into groups according to ability. Participants will work on endurance, sprints, diving, tumbles and starts. Physical intensity will depend on individual capabilities. Costs $10.00 per lesson $80.00 per term

SENIOR SQUAD: Senior squad will cater for children who have greater endurance and can swim 50m of all 4 strokes and who are capable of lap swimming. (Some discretion may apply for butterfly). We will divide the children into groups according to ability. Participants will work on endurance, sprints, diving, tumbles and starts. Physical intensity will depend on individual capabilities. Costs $10.00 per lesson $80.00 per term.

N.B.
• Coaches are responsible for children only at the time of their swimming session. Children may not wait unaccompanied for their swimming session. Siblings or children not swimming, must be supervised by an adult/parent and must remain in the pool enclosure
• Term refunds for term 4 will only be available up until Friday 23rd October. The P&C reserves the right to determine if a refund is warranted
• Catch up lessons because of weather cancellations or pool maintenance will be held in week 10 on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only. These catch ups are for when we cancel not when your child misses a session due to illness or holidays

Need to know more? Please email Donna.

Upcoming Events

Oct
26
Mon
all-day 2021 Enrolments Opening for WESS...
2021 Enrolments Opening for WESS...
Oct 26 all-day
Families will receive all information via email.
Nov
10
Tue
7:15 pm P&C General Meeting @ Professional Development Hub upstairs from the Tuckshop
P&C General Meeting @ Professional Development Hub upstairs from the Tuckshop
Nov 10 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
 
Dec
8
Tue
7:15 pm P&C General Meeting @ Professional Development Hub upstairs from the Tuckshop
P&C General Meeting @ Professional Development Hub upstairs from the Tuckshop
Dec 8 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
 
Dec
10
Thu
all-day Pupil Free Day
Pupil Free Day
Dec 10 all-day
Vacation Care open – spaces limited
Dec
11
Fri
all-day Pupil Free Day
Pupil Free Day
Dec 11 all-day
Vacation Care open – spaces limited

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