Swimming News

Why it is important to learn to swim. 

Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill. It’s important to remember that children who appear water confident are not always competent swimmers. 

Swimming is lots of fun for people of all ages and children especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves. 

But it is not just fun, swimming also provides loads of health benefits which can help to keep your children healthy and happy at the same time.

Swimming keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture. 

Another great thing about swimming is that children of any age or ability can take part and it is more accessible for children with additional needs than almost any other sport. 

Swimming provides challenges and rewards accomplishments, which helps children to become self-confident and believe in their abilities.

Your child will have plenty of opportunities to make friends and grow in confidence. 

Manchester Active Card

See attached instructions about how to register your child for a free ManchesterActive Card. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email Mr Pye on spye@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk

He is always keen to chat with you about both your child's swimming progress and welcomes any questions or queries you may have.

This card enables children with a Manchester postcode to swim for free at Hough end and other 'Better' centres around Manchester. 

Just to be clear this is not for swimming lessons and as a rule of the leisure centre a paying adult would need to accompany them but the child is free. 

This website is a hub of a range of different sporting activities that children can attend all around the Manchester area. 

and also, parents/guardians can register for Swimming Tennis, Basketball and even Gymnastics courses for their child at a cost.

Registering your child for a better MCR active card is a fantastic way to get your child active and beneficial for their social skills making new friends during their out of school time.  

Click on Link for more information https://www.better.org.uk/

"Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are good. They are keen to do well and meet the school’s high aims."