SwimMania Swim School
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            SwimMania Badge Info

We award badges at the end of every other term for all our swimmers. Badges are paid in advance on week 5 of the term. You can also add a badge payment to your rebooking fees if this helps.

Star Fish awards

(Baby classes)

 

StarFish 1

 

o Help baby enter the pool safely

o Use swing dips to help familiarise baby with the water

o Support baby on the front to enable movement freely around the pool

o Support baby on the back to enable movement freely around the pool

o Encourage baby to wash and splash their face with water

o Help baby to leave the pool safely

 

StarFish 2

o Hold baby facing you and submerged yourself in the water for baby to see

o Enable baby to move freely around the pool using the safety hold

o Move around the pool using the seat hold, bobbing baby up and down

o Support baby on the back while walking backwards and zigzagging through the water

o Encourage baby to wash their face with water or submerge baby in the water, holding baby towards you

o Encourage baby to hold onto the poolside, with assistance if necessary

 

StarFish 3

 

o Support baby under the arms and encourage baby to gently flop into the water from a sitting position on the poolside

o Encourage baby to move from front to back positions using a flip-flop rhythmical movement

o Encourage baby to reach for a toy while moving around the pool, supporting baby on the front

o Help baby to move through the water using a kicking action, while supporting baby on the back

o Support baby using the safety hold and rolled baby away from you, then gently back towards you

o Use a buoyancy aid to support yourself while floating in the water, with baby laying on your chest or sitting on your tummy making eye contact

 

StarFish 4

 

o Support baby by the arms or hands to encourage movement into the pool from a sitting position

o Use a forward hold to encourage and gently submerge baby

o Use the Little Harbour hold to move around the pool while encouraging movement from baby

o Encourage baby to roll from a front position to a back position with support

o Encourage movement from baby by swiftly walking backwards while supporting baby on the back

o Assist and encourage baby to hold onto the poolside and climb out (if baby has the physical ability)

 

StarFish 5

 

o Encourage baby to jump into the water from a standing position on the poolside, while holding baby's arms or hand

o Support baby while encouraging them to roll from a back position to a front position

o Encourage baby to make kicking movements with support either in a front Surf or a Woggle

o Encourage baby with cues to submerge in a Duckling Dive

o Swim around the pool with baby holding onto your back

o Cue baby to submerge vertically and rotate 180 degrees in the pool

o Support baby in a front hold to move forwards and grasp a toy, then enabling return with support in a back float position

 

StarFish 6 

 

o Encourage baby to enter the water freely from a sitting position on the poolside

o Encourage baby to move freely through the water, either with minimal support or with the use of a buoyancy aid

o Cue baby to submerge vertically and rotate 360 degrees in the pool

o Support baby by the hands and encourage movement in a figure of eight or snaking pattern through the water

o Take baby for a front or back ride through the water, with or without support

o Cue baby to submerge in a Duckling Dive towards the poolside and encourage baby to hold onto the poolside and climb out (if baby has the physical ability)

ASA Discovery Duckling

(Usually Over 18 Months)

 

Discovery Duckling 1

By the end of this stage your child should be able to:

 

1 Enter the water safely and comfortably fully supported by an adult

2 Bob up and down in the water with full adult support in a vertical position

3 Complete an adult supported horizontal back float with a return to vertical position

4 Be at ease with water being poured on the back of the head

5 With full adult support move smoothly through the water in the vertical position

6 Exit the water safely with adult support

 

Discovery Duckling 2

By the end of this stage your child should be able to:

 

1 Enter the water safely and comfortably fully supported by an adult

2 Float on the back with full adult support. (Adult should be at the side of child and able to maintain eye contact)

3 Splash hands in the water

4 Adult to move in a 360 degree turn holding child facing away from them. First close to them, then at arm’s length

5 Move through the water in a streamlined position on their back with full support from an adult

6 Be at ease with face being washed/splashed

7 With full adult support move smoothly through the water in the vertical position

8 Travel on front or back with full adult support

9 Make progress towards holding the side of the pool with adult support

10 Exit the water safely with adult support

 

Discovery Duckling 3

By the end of this stage your child should be able to:

 

1 Enter the water safely supported by an adult. Swimmers should be encouraged to sit on the side and wait for adult instruction

2 Float on the back with full adult support behind the head, shoulders and hips

3 Reach and grab toys on the water surface

4 Rotate 180 degrees either horizontally and vertically with adult support

5 Move through the water in a streamlined position on their front with full support from an adult

6 Be at ease with water being showered over the face

7 Travel on back using aids with adult support

8 Hold rail/side of pool and move towards step/ladders with adult support and buoyancy aids

9 Exit the water safely with adult supervision

 

Discovery Duckling 4

By the end of this stage your child should be able to:

 

1 Enter the water from seated or standing position with full support from an adult and return to the wall/pool side

2 Float on the front with aids and adult support

3 Reach and catch toys on top of and under surface of the water

4 Rotate 180 degrees either horizontally or vertically with minimal adult support using support aids

5 Push away from wall with an adult holding them throughout in a streamlined position

6 Be at ease wetting splashing own face and putting their chin in the water

7 Travel on front using aids with adult support

8  Hold rail/side of pool and move towards step/ladders with adult support and buoyancy aids

9 Exit the water safely with adult supervision

ASA Puffin Award 

(Babies and Over 3s)


Swimmes need to be able to swim 8 meters with aids (arm bands, woggle etc) but with no adult support. 

Asa Duckling Awards

(Babies and Over 2s)

 

 

 

 

Duckling Grade 1

 

1. Make a supervised safe entry with adult support
2. Kick 2 metres on the back with adult support
3. Float on the back with adult support behind the head
4. Blow bubbles at the water surface
5. Wet the head without submersion
6. Travel without assistance 2 metres to a floating object.
(It is recommended that appropriate buoyancy aid be used).

 

Duckling Grade 2


1. Make a sitting entry with adult support
2. Blow an object for a distance of 2 metres
3. Using a baby seat or other buoyancy aid, rotate through 180degrees without assistance
4. Move 5 metres along the rail or wall without assistance
5. Travel 3 metres using arms and/or legs without assistance
6. Submerge the face with confidence

 

Duckling Grade 3


1. Make a supervised jump to an adult with or without support
2. Kick 5 metres on the front holding a float (the adult may hold the other end of the float)
3. Blow bubbles with the mouth underwater
4. Float on front OR back without adult support
5. Travel 5 metres on the front to the side of the pool
6. Show a torpedo shape on front or back when pushed to a partner

 

Duckling Grade 4


1. Jump unaided, but supervised, into the water
2. Submerge completely
3. Rotate through 360° either horizontally or vertically
4. Show a mushroom OR a star float
5. Travel without assistance 10 metres on the front OR back
6. Climb out of the water with assistance if required

 

Duckling Grade 5 (without the use of buoyany aids or adult support)


1. Show the sequence - to jump in the water, turn around, swim back to the point of entry and hold the rail or side
2. Submerge completely and blow bubbles under the water
3. Push and glide achieving a distance of 2 metres on the front or back
4. Float on the front or back and regain standing/vertical position
5. Swim 5 metres on the front or back using an over water arm recovery
6. Exit safely showing correct use of the ladder (or steps if no ladder is available).

Teddy Bear Awards

(Babies & Over 3s)


 

 

 

Teddy Bear 1  

1 Enter water safely from sitting position
2 Splash water over the face
3 Perform a star float on the back
4 Encouraged 5m front kicking
5 Encouraged 5m back kicking action
6 Walk 5m unaided

 

Teddy Bear 2 

1 Blow bubbles while holding the side of pool
2 Pull through the water 20m (10m on front, roll over 10m on back) continuous action
3 Perform front paddle for 2m to side of pool
4 Perform back paddle for 2m
5 Rotate vertically through 360 degree, feet off the bottom
6 Put face in the water

 

Teddy Bear 3 

 

1 Enter water from poolside, when in water turn and swim to poolside
2 Paddle unassisted for 5m on front
3 Paddle unassisted for 5m on back
4 Blow a floating object for 2m
5 Swim 2m front paddle, rotate onto back, swim 2m without loss of momentum
6 Submerge the face and blow bubbles
7 Leave the pool unassisted

Stanley Seal 

 

 

STANLEY Seal 1 


1  Identify the teacher.

2  Enter the water safely.
Splash the feet on the surface, whilst holding the
3  Walk 5m forwards, backwards and sideways through
4  Move through the water on front for 2m turn and return to start
5  Move through the water 2m on the back, roll and regain feet
6  Blow a small object across the pool for 2 metres.
7  Travel under a woggle using a watering can as shower
8  Push and glide on the front.
9  Exit pool safely.



STANLEY 2


STAnley 2 enables your child to understand poolside safety, master blowing bubbles into the water with nose and mouth submerged, learn to move through the water and return to a standing position. It also encourages them to learn how to float, roll and push and glide.

 

What you will learn

 

1  Show an understanding of poolside safety.
2  Enter the water from the poolside safely.
3  Blow bubbles in water, nose and mouth submerged
4  Move through the water for 2m on front blowing bubbles and return to standing position
5  Move through the water for 2 metres on back using an alternating leg action with eyes looking at the ceiling, return to standing position.
6  Perform a star float
7  Use front paddle action to move a ball across the pool.
8  Push and glide on the back.
9  Roll from front to back, look at the ceiling.
Climb out of the pool safely.



STANLEY 3


After completing the STAnley 3 your child will really starting to gain their confidence in the water. They will be able to enter the pool move away and return to the side, they will be confidently performing a star float and move through the water 5 metres on front or back, and many other things, all of which are essential for water safety.

 

What you will learn


1  Answer a question on poolside safety.
2  Enter the water from poolside, move forward 1m then return and exit from the pool unassisted.
3  put the face in the water and blow bubbles.
4  Perform a star float on the back and regain the feet.
5  Move through the water whilst on their back using an alternating leg action for 5 metres.
6  Move through the water 5 metres on their front using front paddle action.
7  Complete a 360 turntable with feet off pool floor.
8  Roll from back to front and back onto back
9  Jump into the water from poolside with hand support from carer.
10  Tread water action with legs on woggle – (seahorses).



STANLEY 4


Taking the STAnley 3 to the next level is the STAnley 4. Your child will learn skills like, picking up objects from below the water surface, pushing, gliding and rolling onto their back, jumping into the pool and climibing out of the pool unaided. They will also be starting to look at the different swimming strokes and mastering two different floats.

 

What you will learn


1  Answer 2 questions on poolside safety.
2  Swim 5 metres front paddle, tuck and roll onto back, swim 5 metres on back.
3  Bob up and down and submerge the face 4 times exhaling underwater
4  Pick up an object from below the water surface.
5  Perform 2 float positions.
6  Push and glide on back tuck and return to side on front
7  Tread water action with arms and legs.
8  Attempt a circular action of either arms or legs.
9  Jump into pool safely unaided.
10  Climb out of pool safely unaided.



STANLEY 5

 


STAnley 5 looks a little more in depth at the breathing and technique needed for front and back crawl. Once completed children will also be able to retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool, tread water and push and glide on their front keeping their face in the water using their bubble blowing technique learned in earlier STAnleys.

 

What you will learn

 

1  Answer 2 questions on poolside rules.
2  Swim 2 metres front paddle or back paddle.
3  Hold 3 different types of floating positions for 3 seconds each.
4  Breathe rhythmically 4 cycles supported or moving
5  Jump in from poolside, tread water, turn and swim back to wall
6  Push off on back, swim 5m using simultaneous leg action
7  Perform a push and glide on their front, keeping the face in the water and blowing bubbles.
8  Retrieve an object from bottom of pool.
9  Demonstrate front crawl arm action.
10  Demonstrate back crawl arm action.



STANLEY 6


In the penultimate of the STAnley awards with be able swim confidently through a submerged hoop, change from a front stroke to back stroke whilst swimming, learn the breast stroke leg action and start to look at the sculling action.

 

What you will learn


1  Answer 2 water safety questions.
2  Push and glide on back
3  Swim through a submerged hoop.
4  Swim 3 metres using a breaststroke type leg action, holding 2 floats or woggle.
5  Swim 2 metres on their front and 2 metres back paddle with a smooth transition in between.
6  Star or pencil jump into the pool, tread water then return to poolside.
7  Hold side of pool; push off on side under water.
8  Swim on front, tuck up and return swimming on back.
9  Swim 5 metres either front crawl or backstroke.
10  Using a woggle scull forwards, backwards or in a circle.



STANLEY 7


STAnley 7 is the last award of the series and your child will be swimming confidently now. Once completed they will be able to use all they have learned previously and apply them to their 10m front stroke, 5m breast stroke, sculling, swimming through a hoop to retrieve an object, treading water and starting to look at the dolphin kick.

 

What you will learn


1  Answer 3 water safety questions.
2  Perform a star float, slowly change to a narrow float and return to a star float on either their front or back.
3  Push and glide on back with arms stretched then roll onto front.
4  Swim 2 metres dolphin leg kick on their front or back.
5  Tread water for 10 seconds.
6  Swim 5 metres using a frog breaststroke type action of the arms and legs.
7  Swim 10 meters front crawl confidently, attempting side breathing.
8  Swim 10 metres on their back confidently.
9  Swim through a submerged hoop and retrieve an object.
10  Use a woggle to scull headfirst using arms only



STAnley STAR


What you will learn


1  Answer 4 water safety questions
2  Push & glide into confident 10m swim
3  Push & glide or swim, travel through a submerged hoop, retieve an object , return to side
4  Using a float, kick on front, collect 4 floating objects from pool, return to side
5  Swim 2m on back, roll over and swim 2m on front, roll over to star float on back
6  Push & glide on back, kick 2m, tuck and roll, swim back to side on front
7  Kick 5m on back balancing a toy on a float
8  Jump in, swim to a raft, climb on and sit down
9  Jump in, tread water while turning around, swim back to side
10  Exit pool safely (climb out) leave poolside safely

 

STA Octopus Awards 

(Over 3s and 5s)

 

What you will learn

 

NUMBER 1 


1 - Answer 2 water safety questions.
2 - Enter the pool safely and unassisted, using the steps, ramp, swivel
3 - Move through water, walk, hop, skip or jump
4 - Use a woggle, swim 5m front and back paddle
5 - Push & glide on front and back
6 - Attempt a simultaneous circle action with legs on back for 2m, with woggle or floats
7 - Travel under a woggle bridge, through a watering can shower
8 - Return to standing from star float on back
9 - Use a woggle (sea horses) to tread water with legs
10 - Exit the pool safely and unassisted.

 

NUMBER 2 

 

1 - Answer 2 water safety questions.
2 - Enter the pool safely with step or jump
3 - Swim 2m front paddle, 2m back paddle unaided
4 - Use a woggle to kick across pool while blowing bubbles
5 - Demonstrate front crawl arm action while standing
6 - Demonstrate back crawl arm action while standing
7 - Push & glide on front with face in water
8 - Push & glide on back, arms by side
9 - Rotate from back float to front float and return to back (can use woggle)
10 - Completely submerge and retrieve an object

 

NUMBER 3


1 - Answer 2 water safety questions.
2 - Enter pool with step or jump, turn and swim back to side
3 - Push and glide on the front and swim 5m.
4 - Push and glide on the back and swim 5m
5 - Perform star float (back or front) hold for 3 seconds
6 - Perform dolphin kick on front or back for 2m
7 - Scull head first using a woggle
8 - Attempt breast stroke - may use woggle
9 - Tread water for 10 seconds
10 - Swim 2m on front, roll onto back, swim 2m on back, roll onto front and stand

 

ASA STAGE

 

The Learn to Swim Awards 1-7 are divided into progressive stages. They make up the core, national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school aged children.

They are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.Each of the Learn to Swim Awards 1-7 stages has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each award.

 

Learn to Swim Awards 1-7 Outcomes

 

Stage 1

By completing this Award, with or without floatation equipment or support, you will be able to:

 

1- Enter the water safely.

2- Move forward for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.

3- Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.

4- Move sideways for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.

5- Scoop the water and wash the face.

6- Be comfortable with water showered from overhead.

7- Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing.

8- Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing.

9- Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall.

10- Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall.

11- Give examples of two pool rules.

12- Exit the water safely.

 

Stage 2

By completing this Award, with or without floatation equipment or support, you will be able to:

 

1- Jump in from poolside safely to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre.

2- Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically, with nose and mouth submerged.

3- Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing without support.

4- Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing without support.

5- Push from a wall and glide on the back – arms can be by the side or above the head.

6- Push from a wall and glide on the front with arms extended.

7- Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the back for 5 metres.

8- Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the front for 5 metres.

9- Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the front, to a back floating position, then return to standing.

10- Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the back, to a front floating position, then return to standing.

11- Perform a log roll from the back to the front.

12- Perform a log roll from the front to the back.

13- Exit the water without support.

 

Stage 3

By completing this Award, without floatation equipment or support, you will be able to:

 

1- Jump in from poolside and submerge to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre.

2- Sink, push away from wall and maintain a streamlined position.

3- Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back.

4- Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front.

5- Travel 5 metres on the front, perform a tuck to rotate onto the back and return on the back.

6- Fully submerge to pick up an object.

7- Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code.

8- Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the back.

9- Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the front.

10- Perform a tuck float and hold for three seconds.

11- Exit the water without using steps.

 

Stage 4

By completing this Award, without floatation equipment or support, you will be able to:

 

1- Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating on the surface and demonstrate an understanding of floating.

2- Push and glide from the wall towards the pool floor.

3- Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional).

4- Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional).

5- Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back.

6- Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (one item of equipment optional).

7- Perform a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.

8- Travel on back and log roll in one continuous movement onto front.

9- Travel on front and log roll in one continuous movement onto back.

10- Push and glide and swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional.

 

Stage 5

By completing this Award you will be able to:

 

1- Perform a flat stationary scull on the back.

2- Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.

3- Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation.

4- Tread water for 30 seconds.

5- Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water.

6- Push and glide and swim 10 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

7- Push and glide and swim 10 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards).

8- Push and glide and swim 10 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

9- Push and glide and swim 10 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards).

10- Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds.

11- Perform a forward somersault.

12- Demonstrate an action for getting help.

 

Stage 6

By completing this Award you will be able to:

 

1- Give two examples of how to prepare for exercise and understand why it is important.

2- Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke.

3- Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl.

4- Swim 10 metres wearing clothes.

5- Push and glide and swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths.

6- Push and glide and swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths.

7- Push and glide and swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths.

8- Push and glide and swim backstroke to include at least six regular breaths.

9- Push and glide and swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional (performed to Swim England expected standards).

10- Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue.

11- Perform a surface dive.

 

Stage 7

By completing this Award you will be able to:

 

1- Push and glide and swim 25 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

2- Push and glide and swim 25 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards).

3- Push and glide and swim 25 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

4- Push and glide and swim 25 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards).

5- Perform a movement sequence (linking skills with strokes and sculls) of one minute duration, in a group of three or more, incorporating a number of the following skills: Sculling: head first, feet first
Rotation: forward or backward somersault, log roll
Floating: star on the front or on the back, tuck float, create own
Eggbeater: Moving, lifting one or both arms out of the water

6- Perform a sitting dive or dive.

7- Push and glide and swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

8- Push and glide and swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes (performed to Swim England expected standards).

9- Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds.

Complete an obstacle course (using minimum of four objects) with feet off the pool floor throughout.

Water Skills

 

By completing these Awards you will be able to perform eight of the following skills (or six for those with a disability):

 

1- To move across the pool with the water surface no lower than shoulder level.

2- To submerge the face in the water and blow bubbles for three seconds.

3- To push and glide from the poolside or bottom on the front and change to a resting or standing position.

4- To push and glide from the poolside or bottom on the back and change to a resting or standing position.

5- To travel on the back a minimum distance of five meters.

6- To travel on the front a minimum distance of five meters.

7- To rotate from the back to the front position and gain a resting/standing position.

8- To propel a floating object (e.g. a ball) for three meters by any method.

9- To demonstrate a horizontal or vertical stationary floating position for 10 seconds.

 

Water Skills Awards Grade 2

 

1- To enter shallow water unaided from a standing or sitting position without the use of steps.

2- To submerge the head completely and blow out under water for a minimum of three seconds.

3- To hold a tucked floating position for a minimum of five seconds (this may be on the front or back with the face submerged or kept out of the water).

4- To swim one width on the front using a crawl-type front paddle propulsive action.

5- To swim one width on the back using a crawl-type leg action.

6- To swim one width on the front or back using breaststroke type action.

7- To swim one width full stroke on the front or the back with arm recovery over the water.

8- To demonstrate a horizontal or vertical floating position for 20 seconds.

9- To demonstrate a 360° turn or roll – from a horizontal or vertical position without making contact with the pool bottom.

10- To swim two widths without pausing using any stroke or strokes.

 

Water Skills Awards Grade 3

 

1- To jump into water of at least full reach depth.

2- To swim four widths without a pause using any stroke or strokes.

3- To submerge in shallow water and retrieve an object from the pool bottom using both hands.

4- To tread water out of standing depth using arms and/or legs for 20 seconds.

5- To swim two widths on the front demonstrating good technique.

6- To swim two widths on the back demonstrating good technique.

7- To swim a minimum of 10 metres showing three changes of direction without touching the side or bottom of the pool.

8- To scull head first for five metres.

9- To swim through a hoop submerged in water of shoulder depth.

10- To swim continuously for one minute using two different strokes and with good style.

 

Water Skills Awards Grade 4

 

1- To jump into water of at least full reach depth and swim 25 metres without touching the side or bottom of the pool.

2- To surface dive in water of at least full reach depth demonstrating good technique.

3- To perform a forward somersault using a push and glide if necessary.

4- To swim breaststroke or front crawl for 25 metres showing good technique.

5- To swim backstroke for 25 metres showing good technique.

6- To scull head first for five metres and return sculling feet first.

7- To swim a minimum of five metres using a dolphin leg action.

8- To swim two widths of any stroke including a ‘correct’ turn complying with ASA Law.

9- To enter water of at least full reach depth and tread water for 20 seconds followed by a 25 metre swim.

10- To swim five metres under water.

 

Water Skills Awards Grade 5

 

1- To tread water for 30 seconds followed by a 25 metres swim which includes passing through a submerged hoop.

2- To perform a backward somersault using a push and glide if necessary.

3- To perform a surface dive in water of at least full reach depth followed by an underwater swim of at least five metres.

4- To swim 50 metres in 90 seconds.

5- To swim 25 metres using an inverted breaststroke or backstroke.

6- To perform a head first entry into water of at least full reach depth and swim 25 metres of front crawl.

7- To swim one width of front crawl finishing with a forward somersault into the poolside and a push and glide away on the back or front.

8- To swim one width of butterfly.

9- To jump into water of at least full reach depth attaining a good height and upright position in flight.

10- To swim 25 metres propelling a ball and maintaining close control throughout.

 

Water Skills Awards Grade 6

 

1- Swim 75 metres within two minutes using three different strokes and demonstrating good technique.

2- Perform the following skills consecutively and without pause: head first scull for 5 metres; somersault; feet first scull for 5 metres and a 360 degree rotation in a vertical tucked position.

3- Swim three widths of front crawl showing two appropriate turns and demonstrating good technique.

4- Swim three widths of backstroke showing two backstroke turns and demonstrating good technique.

5- Swim three widths of breaststroke showing two breaststroke turns and demonstrating good technique.

6- Swim two widths butterfly.

7- Perform two jumps into water of at least full reach depth* gaining height and taking up a different position in flight selected from straight, tuck, pike, turning and somersault.

8- Propel a ball for a minimum distance of 25 metres controlling it throughout and demonstrating two changes of direction of atleast 90 degrees.

9- Plunge dive into water of at least full reach depth*, holding the glide for 5 metres.

10- Plunge dive into water of at least full reach depth* and tread water for one minute.

 

Full reach depth is the distance from feet to finger tips of hands reaching above the head.

 

Angel Fish

 

Learning Outcomes Angel fish 1

 

1- Be rescued by a reaching aid

2- Perform a straddle entry and tread water for 30 seconds. If the water is too shallow, substitute step entry and support scull for 30 seconds.

3- Push and glide into a forward somersault

4- Scull head first for 5 metres and feet first for 5 metres

5- Swim 15 metres of a recognised front stroke with correct breathing. Learner’s first choice

6- Swim 10 metres of front stroke with correct breathing. Learner’s second choice

7- Swim 20 metres of back crawl

8- Swim 10 metres on the front, using dolphin leg kick, without aids

9- Start in a crouch position in the water, spring up before gliding to bottom of pool, then glide to surface

10- Swim 5 metres of lifesaving backstroke without aids

 

Learning Outcomes Angel fish 2

 

1- Be rescued by catching a buoyant aid

2- Perform a straddle entry, tread water for 30 seconds, perform a 360° turn in a vertical position while wearing a T-shirt. If the water is too shallow, substitute step entry and support scull for 30 seconds and a 360° turn in a vertical position while wearing a T-shirt

3- Swim 5 metres, perform a forward somersault and continue to swim forward for 5 metres

4- Swim 20 metres of a recognised front stroke using a correct touch finish. Learner’s first choice

5- Swim 15 metres of a recognised front stroke using a correct touch finish. Learner’s second choice

6- Swim 20 metres of back crawl using a correct touch finish

7- Swim 5 metres on the back using a double arm action and dolphin leg kick

8- Swim 5 metres on the side using a dolphin leg kick

9- Start in a crouch position in the water, spring up before gliding to the bottom of the pool, tuck, place both feet on the bottom of the pool and spring up. Perform in chest-deep water

Swim underwater for 5 metres

 

Learning Outcomes Angel fish 3

 

1- Be rescued by catching a rope

2- Perform a straddle entry and tread water for 30 seconds while wearing a T-shirt. Remove the T-shirt and climb out unassisted. If the water is too shallow, substitute step entry and support scull

3- Perform a head-first and feet-first surface dive. If in shallow water, perform an underwater push and glide to pool floor

4- Scull feet first for 10 metres and head first for 10 metres

5- Swim 25 metres of back crawl using a correct finish

6- Swim 25 metres of a recognised front stroke, incorporating a correct finish. Learner’s first choice

7- Swim 20 metres of recognised front stroke, incorporating a correct finish. Learner’s second choice

8- Swim 5 metres of butterfly

9- Push and glide into a handstand – must be performed in tummy-deep or to chest-deep water

Perform a sitting dive, depending on the depth of water. If in shallow water, perform underwater push and glide, roll onto back while underwater and surface in a back glide

Goldfish

 

Learning Outcomes Goldfish 1

 

1- Answer 2 water safety questions

2- Enter the water with a step or jump entry, tread water for 5 seconds, swim to poolside

3- Push and glide, and hold the streamlined position for 5 seconds

4- Push and glide, or swim to the bottom of the pool, to retrieve an object

5- Swim 5 metres on front, roll over and swim 5 metres on back

6- Perform dolphin leg kick on the front or back for 5 metres

7- Scull head first for 2 metres

8- Scull feet first, using a woggle for support

9- Show rhythmical breathing in front crawl for 10 metres, using a woggle or float

10- Swim a recognizable breaststroke for 5 metres

 

Learning Outcomes Goldfish 2

 

1- Answer 2 water safety questions

2- Perform a back float, tuck to a front float and return to a standing position

3- Scull head first for 5 metres, and feet first for 3 metres

4- Push and glide on the back, tuck, rotate to the front and return to the starting point

5- Swim 10 metres of a recognised front stroke, either front crawl or breaststroke. Learner’s first choice

6- Swim back crawl for 10 metres

7- Swim 5 metres of a recognised front stroke. Learner’s second choice

8- Push and glide to the bottom of the pool, tuck, place feet on the bottom and spring up

9- Perform a mushroom float and hold for 3 seconds, extend to a front float and return to a standing position

10 - Enter the water with a step or jump entry, swim 5 metres on the front, then swim to poolside and exit water safely

 

Learning Outcomes Goldfish 3

 

1- Answer 2 water safety questions

2- Perform 2 different types of entries and tread water for 15 seconds each time; performed in shoulder-deep water

3- Swim 15 metres of a recognised front stroke, either front crawl or breaststroke

4- Swim 10 metres, holding a float under each arm, using lifesaving backstroke leg kick

5- Swim 5 metres, dolphin leg kick on front

6- Swim 5 metres, dolphin leg kick on back

7- Perform a handstand with both hands on the pool floor (performed in chest-deep water)

8- Perform a horizontal float on the back and hold for 5 seconds, roll on to the front, hold for 5 seconds, roll to the original back float position and hold for 5 seconds

9- Submerge, push and glide on the side, roll to a face down position

Shark 

 

  1. Perform a shout and signal rescue to a weak swimmer, 5 metres away
  2. Enter the water with a slide-in entry, swim 10 metres in a T-shirt, tread water for 30 seconds, remove T-shirt, and climb out
  3. Swim 5 metres of a recognised front stroke, perform a head-first surface dive and swim 5 metres underwater
  4. Swim 5 metres of a recognised front stroke, perform a feet-first surface dive, tuck, and swim 5 metres underwater
  5. Swim 50 metres of a recognised front stroke. Learner’s first choice
  6. Swim 50 metres of back crawl
  7. Swim 25 metres of a recognised front stroke. Learner’s second choice
  8. Swim 25 metres of Old English backstroke
  9. Swim 25 metres of front crawl, demonstrating bilateral breathing
  10.  Perform a kneeling dive, depth of water permitting. If in shallow water, perform underwater push and glide for 5 metres