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    The Merchiston Castle School Swimming programme inspires our youngest pupils to feel confident in the water by delivering sessions in a relaxed and fun atmosphere at this crucial stage of development. Our sessions not only focus on developing those competent swimmers who are competing at a high level, but also, our aspiring young beginners. Boys are encouraged through a target system, with sticker rewards, to achieve goals and improve on their stroke technique.

    In small groups, to ensure considerable focus is given to the boys to enhance their development, we tailor sessions around improving their swimming ability across a range of strokes. The boys also enjoy swimming games such as water polo, which boost their enjoyment and confidence levels in the water. Every week, the junior boys compete in swimming galas against a range of schools and clubs, offering them the opportunity to compete against challenging oppositions while enhancing team skills of cooperation and communication. 

    ‘The coaches make it a friendly and non-judgemental atmosphere' - first form pupil.

    ‘The swimming is fantastic, and I am improving a lot’ - J4 pupil. 

    Jennifer McNaught