Swimming

MILFORD SCHOOL POOL

Our 25 metre outdoor heated swimming pool was opened on 8 December 2000. This valuable asset is used all year round by Milford School, local secondary schools, water polo teams, a professional swim school for teaching swimming, and the local community for recreation.

CLASS SWIMMING

The school swimming season usually begins soon after Labour Weekend in Term 4 and lasts through to the end of Term 1, provided that the weather is suitable. All children are expected to take part in lessons in the pool, usually once or twice per week, as swimming is an important part of the Physical Education curriculum. Please check that your child brings togs and towel every day unless a health problem prevents them from taking part. Our aim for Year 1 and 2 children is to develop water confidence and water safety. We require parent helpers for swimming sessions and appreciate your help. Please name togs and towel, together with clothing likely to be mislaid by children when changing for swimming.

PUPUKE CLUSTER SWIMMING

Milford School is part of the Pupuke Cluster, along with St Joseph’s, Takapuna, and Forrest Hill. The selected students from each school attend the Pupuke Cluster swimming to compete against each other for overall placings. Year 4-6 students are selected from a timed trial held at school with 24 competitors who attend (4 children from each gender and age level). Each child will swim a minimum of three races – freestyle, breast-stroke and back-stroke. Butterfly will be optional, though the expectation is that the correct technique is used. If time permits there will also be a relay race, but not all competitors will take part in this event. Students travel to Takapuna School in private vehicles; assistance from parents is required for transport, as well as in the running of the event, such as marshaling, timekeeping, lane organisation, etc.

The proposed date for 2017 is Thursday 6th April. It will be held at Takapuna Primary School pool with students departing Milford School at 9am and returning at approximately 1pm.

NORTH SHORE SWIM CHAMPS

Each year, schools from around the North Shore come together to compete against each other in the various events and distances. Year 4-6 students are selected from a timed trial held at school and approximately 30 competitors are taken. Each child can compete in up to three races  – freestyle, breast-stroke, back-stroke or butterfly, 25m, 50m and 100m. If time permits there will also be relay races. Students travel to the venue in private vehicles; assistance from parents is required for transport, as well as in the running of the event, such as marshaling, timekeeping, lane organisation, etc.

The proposed date for 2017 is Thursday 30th March. It will be held at AUT Millenium, 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay.