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Te Rapa Primary School is very fortunate to be able to offer a quality Aquatic Education Programme, well supported by our very modern and well resourced Swimming Pool complex.
Te Rapa Primary School were the North West Primary School Swimming Champions from 2008-2010 & 2013-2015. We were “runners-up" in 2011 and 2012. We are the current champions!
We are currently Waikato Water Polo Intermediate Champions!
There are no school games in Term 2 as Waikato Water Polo run a competition mixing players from schools. Intermediate Water Polo is split into 2 divisions depending on entries. Games are played on Sundays between 3pm and 5.30pm.
Since 2011, we have had two Water Polo teams. The Te Rapa Turbos play in Division 1 and the Te Rapa Typhoons play in Division 2. We have a number of players who go on to represent the Waikato at U12 and U14s grades.
The games are played in the dive pool so swimmers cannot touch the bottom. Water Polo training day is on Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm, at Waterworld.
Flippaball is based on Water Polo, but made easier. It is open to Year 5 and 6 students although occasionally a strong Year 4 player will be selected. Year 4 players are invited to play as a team in Term 4. In Flippaball, players are allowed to stand on the bottom of the pool whilst passing or defending although they are not allowed to move with the ball. It is played at the far end of the 50m pool, at Waterworld, across only half the pool. It is important that a student wishing to play is tall enough to have their head above the water level.
1. Water Polo and Flippaball are played all year round although training in the school pool ceases over the winter.
For any further information contact Mike McCurry, Room 12.
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