Swimming Sports

On Monday, 22nd of February we will be conducting our Senior School Swimming Sports for all children in Grades 3 to 6. The Sports will be held at Bendigo East Swimming pool from approximately 12 pm to 3 pm. Buses have been organised to transport the students. 

They will participate in their age group in a number of timed or untimed swimming races, varying in lengths (depending on the child’s competency level).

Fun and participation will be the main focus of the day and students do not need to be confident swimmers, nor display correct stroke technique to take part. They will be able to choose the races that they would like to go in.

Novelty games in the small shallow pool will be organised for less confident swimmers to allow for maximum student participation. House points will be awarded for each event your child participates in, including novelty games. Students who win the timed, full length (50m) races may then be selected to represent the school at the upcoming Division Schools Carnival (depending on their time and correct stroke technique). Students may also have a ‘free swim’ if time permits.

The cost of this activity is $6 to cover the bus and pool entry fee. As the school is being charged a set fee for use of the pool and not per student, season ticket holders will also be charged the full amount. Consent and payment must be online via the Compass Parent Portal.

Students are reminded to bring – swimmers, towel, hats, sunscreen, snacks and a refillable drink bottle. To assist with time limits in the changerooms due to COVID restrictions, we ask the students to bring thongs or slip on
shoes to put on (leave socks and shoes at school).

Spectators are most welcome, however, we would like to remind you that photographs can only be taken of your own children (this includes the podium.)