Swimming at Nether Hall School

Swimming at Nether Hall School 2019-2020

The school has its own hydro therapy pool.  We employ two qualified life guards to help supervise swimming in our school pool.



What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a form of Physiotherapy where specific exercises are carried out in a purpose-built warm pool that is kept between 35.5 and 37 degrees Celsius.

The benefits of water-based exercise have been well recognised for thousands of years – dating as far back as the Ancient Greek and Roman civilisations.

What are the benefits of hydrotherapy? 

The warm water helps the muscles to relax which can ease pain and make exercise easier. 

The buoyancy of the water helps to support body weight, which can relieve pressure on joints, reduce pain and increase your movement. 

Exercise against the resistance of the water can improve muscle strength, co-ordination, endurance and balance. 

Hydrotherapy can help improve circulation and reduce swelling. 

Improve general physical condition and well being 


We follow the Little Ducklings Award scheme in school with certificates for award levels presented in whole school assemblies

External Swimming

Pupils also attend Evington Leisure Centre to learn to swim in deeper water. We follow the ASA swimming awards programme



End of Key stage two (National Curriculum data) swimming results for the academic year 2019-2020

Year six pupils on roll

Number of pupils who at the end of Key stage 2 can swim 25 meters       =0

7 (4 boys and 3 girls)

Number of pupils who can use a range of strokes effectively                      =0


Number of pupils who can perform self-rescue                                              =0