We can’t believe it’s 10 years since our first sponsored swim at Archway Pool in Stroud. If your child is either an avid or novice swimmer as long as they have bags of enthusiasm we’d love them to take part this year. There is a great atmosphere poolside as parents and guardians cheer on the participants. There is no pressure to swim like an Olympian, everyone swims at different paces and has different goals they wish to achieve. Just doing 1 width or 1 length for some is equal to 50 widths or lengths for others. It is all about the taking part!

We are continually looking to improve our rare and much appreciated outdoor pool facility. This year we’d like to get a new shower fitted in the pool house which will be great for all the children to use after they’ve been in the pool, for staff and parent helpers who help in the pool throughout the term time lessons and for those using our Family Membership. We also desperately need some new anti-slip matting as the ones we have are very old and have worn away to offer little in the way of anti-slip. Both of these will cost £2000 so it would be great if your children could help us fund these improvements.

>Mrs. Paget is also doing the Sponsored Swim to try and raise as much as she can towards our 2018 improvements. You can sponsor her via PayPal here. This is a great way of supporting our fundraising if your child doesn’t wish to participate.

All participants receive an Achievement Certificate during a ‘Celebration Assembly’, and the event really builds on their swimming confidence. You can download a Registration Form which needs to be returned asap so you can receive your Sponsorship Pack in good time for the event on Sunday 13th May.