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Last updated 10:26 AM on 10 December 2013

Bron Cherry and Heidi Whyatt at Swim School

Parkview Public School has just completed a regional first by successfully hosting a K-1 Intensive Swimming Scheme over a fortnight period at the Leeton Pool.

Historically, the NSWDEC funds public school through its School Swimming Scheme program for school's to host swimming programs for students in Years 2 and above, however Parkview made the decision that water safety and confidence could be best served by providing the potetially lifesaving skills to its youngest students ahead of the coming summer heat.

The brain child of Instructional Leader Merilyn Blakeman, the two week intensive swimming scheme was fully administered by accredited staff from Parkview and has received high praise from parents whose children were involved in the program. The school catered for over 90 students in Kindergarten and Year 1 who engaged in intense 30 minute sessions daily.

Photos from this extremely positive experience for our children are contained in the albums section of the website.