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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Field of Dreams Swimming

Field of Dreams swimming

For the last 3 weeks our school has been going swimming at the Manurewa Pool & Leisure center for class lessons                      

Wednesday 6th  May

Today we started swimming , we all brought our tog’s they were lots of colored tog’s like multi colored, ones with pictures , patterned ones & even plain ones. Everyone was SSSOOO excited we could not wait to feel that nice splash of water on our faces

Wednesday 13th May
It was our second week for swimming and in my group we learnt backstroke, freestyle and we even learnt how to dive
it was so much fun. The person who was giving us the lessons in my group was Chris.

                      Wednesday 20th  May

Today we learned about the backdrop. First we got into are groups, group 1 group 2 and group 3 then the person at the front stepped on to the wall and sat down backwards put our legs up to our chest put our hand in the pocket and the other hand on our nose took a deep breath and leaned back and 2 seconds’ later SPLASH we’re in the water and doing back stok to the wall. We also learned the huddle which is where you have to cling arms with your neighbour and kind of face plant into the water. Then we had to curve up and eventually went into a circle. After we had to put our legs up and bend them into a ball. Thats when we had to let go of each other and try to get back together into a circle in under ten seconds, which which was pretty hard and also really fun at the same time!!!
We all had such a fun day.
Once we had done the huddle it was time for the pin jump.
The pin jump is where you have to put one arm on the edge of your life jacket and you had to put your two fingers on your  Nose to prevent you from getting water up your nose.
Then we all had to jump into the water feet first and then swim to the flags on our back still in our positions.

By Alysha, Ella, Brooklyn & Kenjiah


  1. Wow! It looks like you had an excellent time, was it your first time?

    -Adah Rm 2

  2. Hi Adah, thanks for your comment. It wasn't our first swimming session but it was our lifesaving one, so it was pretty freaky!

    Room 18