The Cougars Swim Team won 1st place for boys in their division and 2nd place for the girls in their division in the 2021 season.
Swimming has been a part of Curtis School since its founding almost 100 years ago. Curtis is proud of its long tradition of swimming, which is part of the school’s physical education program that strives to live out the school’s mission to develop in our students “a sound mind in a sound body, governed by a compassionate heart.” Swimming is part of P.E. for all grades during the fall and spring and we are fortunate to have a beautiful pool and knowledgeable P.E. teachers who lead classes that give our students healthy exercise and teach them swimming skills. In addition to time in the pool for P.E. and splashy water play, Curtis has a swim team that competes annually against teams from peer schools that are members of the San Fernando Valley Private School League (SFVPSL).
This year, the Curtis co-ed swim team was added as an option for fall season athletics, in addition to our usual sports: flag football for boys and basketball for girls. It was a popular choice among our 4th, 5th and 6th graders. The team had 45 swimmers, who practiced during regular P.E. time and competed in five SFVPSL meets throughout the season.
At the swim finals, held on November 13 at Viewpoint School, the Curtis boys won their division and the Curtis girls came in second behind Viewpoint in their division. Congratulations to all of our student-athletes for their hard work throughout the season, their growth as athletes, their sportsmanship, and their well-earned achievements in the finals!