Year 3 Swimming Lessons At West Craven Leisure Centre

Dear Parents / Carers,

In Summer term we will recommence swimming lessons! We are very excited about this and I’m sure the children will be too. Swimming lessons are an important part of your child’s continuous learning throughout their school life. It is compulsory that your child participates in the swimming lessons in order to improve their confidence in the water and help give your child essential water safety survival skills. Swimming is also a statutory requirement of the National Curriculum, so your child will be expected to swim each week, unless it is for a valid reason.

Swimming lessons will begin on Tuesday 13 April 2021, in school time from 1:15pm-2:15pm and will last for an 8-week period, finishing on Tuesday 8 June 2021


Please see below the safety measures put in place by Pendle Leisure Trust to maximise the safety of all customers using our facilities

  • Covid Officer appointed for Pendle Leisure Trust ( Vanessa Kelly HR) and School Swimming ( Christine Britton)
  • Each Facility has been individually Risk Assessed
  • Additional signage has been displayed throughout the facility
  • Additional hand sanitization stations have been placed at key points throughout the building
  • Chlorine levels have been increased in line with Pool Water Treatment Advisory Groups  Recommendations
  • PH of the pool has been reduced in line with Pool Water Treatment Advisory Groups Recommendations
  • Mechanical Ventilation has been increased to maximum
  • Social distancing pathways ( Keep Left ) in key areas
  • Maximum numbers displayed in key areas of the facility
  • RLSS Competency test   given to Swimming Teachers and Lifeguards to ensure effect rescues can be completed under Covid conditions
  • Programme realigned to allow for sanitization of cubicles between each session
  • All sessions outside of school swimming are fully compliant with requirements for the NHS Test and Trace
  • Disinfection of all Water Tanks Following and legionella Recommissioning following lockdown of facilities
  • Equipment and cubicles are being disinfected between each session in line with Government recommendations and recommendations  from Swimming Teachers Association and Swim England


We will be walking to and from the leisure centre, so please ensure your child has a coat in school – preferably with a hood to keep them warm after they have got out of the pool.

During this 8-week swimming block, your child will learn a range of different swimming techniques and lifesaving skills, as well as gaining confidence in the water to give them the maximum opportunity to achieve the National Curriculum swimming standards by the time they have finished Year 6.

Appropriate swimming kit:-


  • Swimming trunks or cycling shorts (NOT long shorts)
  • Towel


  • Swimming costume (NOT bikini)
  • Swimming cap
  • Towel


Please complete the goggles consent below if your child wishes to wear some. Without permission, this isn’t allowed.







Yours Sincerely,


Mrs Martin

PE Coordinator