Aquatic Literacy Program – Talisman Centre
In early May, our grade 6 students had the opportunity to participate in an Aquatics Literacy program that was fully sponsored by Jump Start in partnership with the Talisman Centre. Our students rotated through four, 30 minute activities: pool games, water safety, synchronized swimming and water polo.
Exposure to these activities was a great experience for our students. It also was an interesting learning opportunity for both teachers and students, as initial swim tests designated approximately 85% of our grade 6 students as “non-swimmers” requiring PFD’s for the program.
"I liked how before we went in the water we had to do a test to make sure we were safe and could swim." -Hannah
Our experiences were complimented with the opportunity to observe a masters group of Synchronized Swimmers and the Mens’ National Water Polo team practice their respective sports.
"My favorite part was synchronized swimming because I realized how hard it was and it was fun to watch people try." - Amita
Overall, it was a fun and exciting day for all involved! Thanks, Jump Start & Talisman!
Meredith Angel teaches Elementary Phys Ed – Life passion is the outdoors, hiking, biking and camping.