School in the pool

Rappahannock News - - SCHOOLS & SPORTS -

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.

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