One of our favourite activities in Term 1 is our swimming programme. Our swimming time is at 12.15 pm and by that time we are hot and in great need of some cooling off.
It is not just splashing and fun in the pool, we also do some serious swimming. We have been focussing on our Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke techniques. Mrs Tofa always gives us little tips about our techniques. For example when learning to maintain our breathing we have a saying "Deep breath, bubble, bubble, bubble". This means we take a deep breath then blow out the air in bubbles and come up for some more air.
Being a confident swimmer is very important. There are so many deaths in New Zealand from drownings. It is not just about being a good swimmer but also a wise swimmer and recognising dangers in the water.