ABOUT THE POOL
The pool has long been a focal point of the summer season at OLR. Father Tom Carroll, the first Parish Priest at OLR, orchestrated the construction of the pool, which came into use in 1964. Swimming became a part of the PE program from the start. Professional swimming coaches led Kenmore to victory in Zone swimming finals for ten consecutive years. Success in swimming has always been a feature of the OLR progam. Focus is on teaching the skills and water safety and this leads to a high level of cometence in the water and success in representative competitions. This development is supported through the parent-run OLR Swimming Club.
Swimming lessons are conducted during Terms 1 and 4. Prep children started swimming in Term 4. All lessons are run by a qualified physical education teacher.
A school swimming carnival for all students is held annually. From this competition children are selected to represent the school at the Zone Swimming Carnival.
Years 5 - 7 are offered additional lessons developing water polo skills.
In Term 4 a program in water safety is provided for all classes, with students in Year 5, 6 and 7 receiving instruction in Swim and Survive Awards organised by the Royal Life-Saving Society.
OLR SWIMMING CLUB
OLR Swimming Club is run every Friday night at the school pool by parents of the children at Our Lady of the Rosary. The club offers an atmosphere of friendly competition. It is open to the OLR community from Prep to Year 7 as well as friends and relations from the community.
The season runs from September to Easter the following year, when a championship day are held. All children who participate receive a trophy or medal at a presentation day at the end of the season.