Swimming

Jumping off a cliff on McDonald Lake - by Sam AllardThe Haliburton Forest property has over 60 lakes that are perfect for your students to engage in some swimming. Each swimmer will be required to demonstrate a simple swim test of swimming fifty meters and treding water for one minute in order to swim without a personal floatation device unless otherwise stated by the school. These lakes are headwaters to three major watersheds and therefore are very pristine and clean.

Students will learn about proper care for the area and safety while swimming. It is essential for students to understand the concept of sustainability and living lightly; swimming is a perfect example for the reasons for people to act responsibly within and around this environment.  Stop in at one of the swimming spots with a guide to cool off for a few minutes or allow us to build water based initiative programs for your group for an extended period of time. Our waterfront staff is certified with a minimum of the Lifesaving Society's Bronze Cross and Red Cross Standard First Aid and Basic CPR to ensure the safety of all participants.

Please contact our facilitation staff for inquires and pricing information at experiences@haliburtonforest.com.

Swimming

Expectations for Grade 8

Health and Physical Education
Living Skills
1.1 - use self-awareness and self-monitoring skills to help them understand their strengths and needs, take responsibility for their actions, recognize sources of stress, and monitor their own progress, as they participate in various physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.2 - use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges they encounter as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.3 - communicate effectively, using verbal or non-verbal means, as appropriate, and interpret information accurately as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.4 - apply relationship and social skills as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living to help them interact positively with others, build healthy relationships, and become effective team members

Active Living
A1.1 - actively participate according to their capabilities in a wide variety of program activities
A3.1 - demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others

Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts, and Strategies
B1.2 - perform a wide variety of loco-motor movements, with and without equipment, while responding to a variety of external stimuli
B1.4 - demonstrate an understanding of the phases of movement and apply this understanding to the refinement of movement skills in a variety of physical activities
B2.2 - demonstrate an understanding of how movement skills, concepts, and strategies are transfer- able across different physical activities within various categories