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Community Swimming at St Michaels School
We have lovely new, clean, changing
rooms at St Michaels but because we
have found them a bit small and the
majority of our swimmers are
brought by mum we have found
the girls changing rooms are very
On Tuesday evenings, only, we are
going to trial for two weeks
(on 3rd and 10th Feb) using
both the boys and girls changing
rooms as family changing areas.
If the older boys who change on
their own can continue changing
in what was the boys changing
room. Like wise the older girls.
I have checked the rules and
regulations with the ASA and
the STA about parents and
pupils over 8 going in to the opposite
gender changing rooms as I understood
there was a law about this but I was
told this is just a recommendation and
it is actually up to the school as the
pool/changing room provider.
They are allowed to have their
own policy. So the heads of the
school discussed my request for
both the changing rooms to be
used as family changing rooms
and have agreed this is allowed.
WOW Chris did it!!! One of our teachers
swam the channel as part of a team and
so far they have raised over £3,000 for
Mosaic which is a Dorset wide charity
offering a pathway of support for
bereaved children, young people and
If you would like to make a donation through the
Just Giving website let me know and I will give
you the link.
A message from Chris and the team:
We did it!! Friday 15th August 2014 we set out
from Dover Shakespeare Beach in the morning.
15hours 14 minutes later after enduring sea
sickness, jelly fish, huge tankers, night time
dark swims and a good choppy sea we arrived
Thank you so much for the huge generosity and
support you have given the ChilliNutters.
It was great to know that so many of you were
watching our track across the Channel online and
sending us those 'keep going' vibes!
Thanks a million, from The Chilli Nutters, Mark,
Tom, Paolo, Jude, Chris &
Ali (our late stand-in swimmer)
We have just finished a very successful
diving course, the kids were brilliant and
improved dramatically over the 3 morning
sessions. They were all complete beginners
on day 1, take a look at the photos and
you can see some great little divers developed.
Some comments from the kids:
Joe (age 8): Fun
Dylan (age 10): Amazingly fun, and well taught.
I hope we can come another time.
Helena (age 6):
I thought it was brilliant, I loved the dive I done with
the straight legs the best! I also loved my certificate
and would love to do it again!! Thank you
Hollie (age 10): I really enjoyed the diving and I
would love to do it again.