You have all failed to understand what Ramadan means and the very, very sound logic behind it. Try and read up on it and you will be very surprised about the reasons why there is Ramadan and why it was absolutely necessary when tribes lived in the desert and why it is good practice today when the cleanliness of food in some countries is debatable.
Having worked with a large number of Muslims over the last 40 years I do respect their observance of Ramadan. What I do not see the need for is that everybody else should be affected by their fast. I have never been reproached by any of the ones that I have worked with when I have eaten my normal meals.
As stated if the Muslim pupils wish to miss swimming then that should be their choice do not force their religion onto others they would be the first to shout from the rooftops if they were told to clebrate christmas
While I do respect that the fasting is a religeous requirement I do think that including drinking water somewhat foolish at times. We had a young lady Muslim working with us for a while, and the workplace was a very hot environment. Fortunately the fast period at the time finished at about 4pm, but having worked in the very hot conditions from 6am, by this time she was struggling severely. I really don't know what the form would have been if she had collapsed from dehydration.
Why are we paying these goons to sit and think up the type of tripe A follower of a particular faith are quite capable of living their life to fit the requirement with out this sort of thing. They do what their faith says what they should do An odd day off school or missing a swim lesson because of a faith issue is not great shakes. As a side issue swallowing Swimming pool water I would imagine would give the swallower other things to think about other than Friday Prayers.