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Message from EYFS

What a wonderful start we have had to our Early Years swimming program. It is pleasing to track the progress the students have made since joining our swimming sessions over the few past years and it was lovely to witness the confidence, enthusiasm and skills our Early Years students displayed last week. 


I would like to thank all our Reception parent volunteers for supporting their child in the pool during Reception class swimming sessions and to all the Nursery parents that join the after-school Nursery parent and child lessons. I look forward to the further growth the students will make in their physical development through swimming and PE over the school year.

This month I would like to introduce our swimming teachers, the benefits of swimming and the focus for Early Years Swimming program.

Mr Harry Xing and Miss Lucy Liu have been working as PE teachers and a National swimming coaches with over fifteen years’ experience.  They are both very experienced in teaching and coaching students from very young age to adults by adapting their teaching methods according to individuals’ levels and swimming ability.  During their years of teaching in BSN, Harry and Lucy have been practicing new and unique ways to teach swimming in an international class setting, as well as helping students to build their confidence in the water and a love for swimming.

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Benefits of swimming in Early Years

 It is necessary for all children to learn to swim starting from a young age as they learn to swim for survival and get exercise in the swimming pool, which has great benefit to their physical and mental development.

The greatest benefit of swimming in children is that it improves the functioning of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. After swimming the children's lung capacity can be increases by 74%. Swimming can also improve the ability of children to resist diseases, because long-term swimming allows children to adapt to the stimulation of cold water and the body's ability to adjust to the change of external temperature. This helps their body so they can quickly adapt to the sudden changes in temperature. At the same time, children who often swim have a higher level of immunoglobulin in their blood, so they are less likely to get sick. When children swim, they are exposed to enough sunlight, water, and air to promote vitamin D absorption and physical development. Swimming can train the children’s nervous system, thus creating a material basis for developing their psychological need.

In Early Years the focus during the swimming lesson is to cultivate students' awareness, interest and building confidences in water. Swimming lessons are taught through confidence building games and some underwater games. There are three main stages in infant swimming teaching for our Early Years students:

Stage 1: Introducing and explaining the safety regulations of swimming pool and establishing safety consciousness. How to get in and out of the swimming pool safely and walk in the water with the help of adults.

Stage 2: Swimming, breathing, floating technical movements, using floating board, floating strip floating in water and simple leg movements.

Stage 3: Free diving, self-rescue in water, backstroke floating in water, backstroke leg technical movements.

We are all looking forward to the progress our Early Years students will make throughout the year.