Students Dive into Swim Programmes at YCIS Puxi

There has been a host of aquatic action at YCIS Puxi’s Ronghua Campus, as swimming lessons and swim teams took place over the semester. The state-of-the-art campus, which opened in February 2018, is home to a beautiful new swimming pool. Located in the campus’ B1 level, the pool is part of an extensive fitness centre including a gym, rock climbing walls, and a dance studio.

Swim programmes for both YCIS Primary and Secondary students started at the beginning of the semester and included trials for places on swim teams which compete against other international schools across Shanghai and China. Year 4 Teacher, Ms Laurie Joynt, leads the Primary Programme and Ms Annie Wright leads the Secondary Programme.

Ms Joynt said of the programme: “Alongside swimming lesson for all our Primary students, we are very excited to have established a competitive swimming team to represent YCIS Puxi in swim meets this year. The children went through the process of trials, which took place over three days. We selected a team consisting of 20 children from Years 3 to 6. Congratulations to those who made the team, and we encourage all students to keep on swimming and developing their skills! Swimming is loads of fun and is good for the entire body as it uses many different muscle groups. During training sessions, the children swim laps that add up to more than a kilometre. They also learn the correct techniques for strokes, how to dive, and tumble turning. The coaches are very proud of the hard work and dedication that has been displayed thus far, and we are looking forward to great results from our swimmers during the course of the year.”

YCIS Puxi Secondary students take a short, three-minute walk to Ronghua Campus for lessons with Ms Wright, who added “This is a really exciting time for the Secondary swim team, as we have also just selected the squad who will represent us at various swim meets over the school year. The students are training hard for our first competition in just a few weeks. They are particularly enjoying learning race techniques, such as starts and turns.”

Swimming is just one of a wide range of sporting and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) available at YCIS Shanghai. To learn more about our CCA Programme, please click here.

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