On December 1st, a Swimming School was started and ran for a fortnight. Years were allotted days and every child had a fortnight of concentrated swimming tuition.
Every girl sat for a Water Safety Certificate and had to pass before she was permitted to go. This was done so as to cut the likelihood of accidents to a minimum.
Non-swimming groups were taught to swim and swimmers taught improvements and given the chance of gaining Life Saving Awards
|RESULTS ||Number Gained |
|Water Safety Certificates ||450 |
|Elementary Certificates ||44 |
|Proficiency Certificates ||68 |
|Intermediate Stars ||39 |
|Bronze Medallions ||31 |
|Bronze Cross ||3 |
|Number taught to swim ||50 |
|Number who still could not swim |
at the end of 1959
Swimming and Diving
Regular swimming classes were held this year with two aims:
(1) To teach the non-swimmer to swim;
(2) To teach the swimmer life saving and water safety.
These lessons proved to he of great value to everyone, and many life saving awards were gained.