School in the pool
Wakefield Country Day School (WCDS) students savored their first field trip of the year last Thursday, a perfect summer day at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center Pool in Front Royal.
The school’s P.E. Teacher, Molly Fairhurst, worked in conjunction with pool staff to teach WCDS students water safety and to introduce the students to the fun but vigorous sport of swimming.
The young swimmers, Kindergarten through 5th grade, were organized by experience level: some were new to swimming and gained confidence moving around in the water; many had a little experience and practiced building momentum and control of movement; those with more experience learned to improve timing and speed; and skilled swimmers refined their strokes to become more efficient in their movement.
Between instructional sessions, all of the students enjoyed playful water games and a picnic lunch, rounding out the day full of sunshine, fun, and fitness.