Swimming at JGA
Each week the pupils at Jonathan Gloag Academy have one lesson of swimming. KG1 through to Class 8 have lessons which are 40 minutes in duration. The school swimming lessons follow a 'Learn to Swim' Program. Our pupils participate in an annual School Inter-houses Swimming Gala. Pupils showing potential will be invited to join the Jonathan Gloag School Swim Team. The School Swim Team competes against other Schools in Nairobi Swimming Association (NASA) competitions.
|1||Provide a progressive swimming programme that reflects
a good swimming development practices by following the
Kenya Swimming Coaches Curriculum.
|2||provide safety of the pupils|
|3||Provide positive and happy experience for the pupils|
|4||Teach pupils safety in water|
|5||Emphasize self-help (the ability to get
oneself out of a dangerous situation by not panicking,
by rolling over onto
back, floating and calling for help,
or by swimming to side and calling for
help or getting out).
- An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. It burns off more calories than walking or biking.
- Swimming works out all of the body’s major muscles
- Swimming help reduce stress
- Swimming strengthens the heart and lungs
- Swimming is a great cardiovascular exercise because you are moving against the water’s resistance, which is over ten times that of the air.
- Water’s buoyancy makes swimming the ideal exercise for physical therapy and rehabilitation or for anyone seeking a low-impact exercise.
- Swimming in extremely cold water can be very dangerous.Cold water cools down the human body 25 times faster that cold air does, so swimming in water that is below about 15 degrees Celsius should never be undertaken.