All pupils have swimming lessons through our Games Programme. We teach water safety, all of the strokes and the fundamentals of water polo. Additional swim coaching is available to those pupils who attend the swim squad sessions. Form 6 are able to become Rookie Lifeguards by signing up to the Rookie Lifeguard Programme.
Supervised recreational swimming sessions out of teaching hours are a big favourite of the pupils at Ardvreck.
Ardvreck School has a fully equipped, indoor, four lane 18.10m by 6.88m swimming pool. The pool surround has a rubber based surface. The swimming pool floor slopes gently from 1m at the shallow end to 1.65m at the deepest point of the pool.
Our swimming staff are Pool Emergency Response Staff qualified (or the equivalent of) and have Teaching Aquatics or Coaching Swimming certificates from UKCC or ASA .
Merchiston Swimming Gala (May 2017)