Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! The Physical Education department at Lincoln School is thrilled to be opening our new aquatics facility for student learning and wellness. We have a world-class facility on our campus and plan to put it to good use! Swimming is a lifelong skill and our primary objective is that all Lincoln School students will possess the necessary skills and knowledge to be both safe and competent in and around the water. The swimming and water safety program, as well as our pool rules at Lincoln School has been designed to promote these values and can be viewed here:
Each Physical Education student at Lincoln School will be pre-assessed in the water to determine their current level of competency in relation to the benchmarks outlined in the swimming and water safety outcomes document. Based on this assessment, each swimmer will be given a color coded swim cap that indicates their current level of attainment. Students will move through the levels at an individualized pace, and their progress will be recognized with a new color-coded swim cap. The outcomes can be viewed here:
Although we will be providing the swim caps, each swimmer must bring the following:
A one piece swimsuit (we have ordered these and will be available to purchase for different prices)
Towel (we have Lincoln School towels available to purchase for $30)
Goggles (we have some available to purchase)
Length of Season
The length of the swim season will vary between elementary, middle and high school.
The Elementary School will begin their season on Monday, August 17th to Friday, October 16th.
Supervision and Medical Issues
The aquatics facility will be supervised at all times while students are in and around the pool area. Two of our staff members are certified lifeguards and one will always be present during all swim classes and sessions. It is expected that each individual participates in every swimming class. If a student suffers from any short or long term medical condition that may impact their ability to participate in swimming classes (i.e. asthma, heart conditions, strains or sprains, etc.), the teacher must have knowledge and written documentation of the condition signed by a parent. We need this information for our own records, so we can understand a student's given condition. Appropriate alternative plans will be created for students with health concerns or injury.
Again, we are excited about opening our swimming pool and aquatics program. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Luke Davis. Please note that you are welcome to come and observe our aquatics program at any time.
See you at the pool!
Lincoln School Physical Education Department