Children in Rush Green are taught to swim during years 5 and 6. Lessons are taken by specialist swimming instructors at the Becontree Heath Leisure Centre - a purpose-built pool which was used to host training sessions for Olympic athletes in 2012. Children are transported to the pool by coach. There is no cost to the parents for this provision.
By the end of the children's lessons in year 5, we expect our children to be able to: swim confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m; use a range of strokes; and be able to perform self-rescue in different water-based situations.