Learn to Swim Framework
The main stage follows the ASA Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1 to 7:
Stage 1 - develops basic safety awareness, the 'class' scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence
Stage 2 - develops safe entries to the water including jumping, basic floating and rotation
Stage 3 - swim up to 10 metres (front and back) and improves water safety knowledge
Stage 4 -develops the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills and starts to define stroke techniques
Stage 5 - develops water based skills through sculling and treading water. Strokes must be performed to the ASA standard
Stage 6 - develops effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing and developing water safety aspects
Stage 7 - develops quality stroke technique up to 100m
After completing stages 1 to 7 there are then four options available:
Water Polo - a beginners version of this physically demanding but fun Olympic Sport, combining ball and
swimming skills as well as teamwork.
Challenge Awards - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Honours in these challenges to develop a wide range of skills
Rookie - ideal if interested in Lifeguarding and Lifesaving - learn special skills to help save yourself and know what to do if others get into difficulty in the water.
Aquatic Youth Club - a blend of aquatic skills and fun - swimmers get the chance to try a number of different disciplines over a course of lessons including: diving, synchro, mini polo and competitive swimming.
* The rate at which each child progresses will vary according to age, attendance and ability. * Not all disciplines are available at all sites further details available from reception.
Badges and certificates are available for each Swim Stage.
Before booking into junior courses , we require a Contact Details and Medical Questionnaire Opens in a new window form to be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
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