Swimming lesson taught by British Olympian

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Olympic swimmer Adam Whitehead teaching swimming skills to children from Cranbrook Primary School with students from Wanstead High School. Buy this photo Olympic swimmer Adam Whitehead teaching swimming skills to children from Cranbrook Primary School with students from Wanstead High School.

School pupils received a swimming lesson today from British Olympic and Commonwealth swimmer Adam Whitehead. 

The lesson, taught to Wanstead High School pupils, was part of a project set up at a new temporary pool on the grounds of Wanstead Leisure Centre car park in Redbridge Lane West which will be open for 12 weeks.

The project is aiming to teach at least 1,000 children to swim in 12 weeks after research from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) reported that only 31 per cent of children finishing primary school in the borough can swim 25 metres unaided.

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4:18pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Things have not changed that much since I left school, I could only swim a width with armbands whilst holding my beath, many of my peers unable to swim at all, then again some always got sick notes for varuccas . We live on an Island and we should all really be swimmers, it is great exercise, natural and a packet of chips with salt and vinegar never tastes better when you have them afterwards.
Things have not changed that much since I left school, I could only swim a width with armbands whilst holding my beath, many of my peers unable to swim at all, then again some always got sick notes for varuccas . We live on an Island and we should all really be swimmers, it is great exercise, natural and a packet of chips with salt and vinegar never tastes better when you have them afterwards. Villagecranberry
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