Learning Outcomes

Stages 1 - 7

    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.

    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, without the use of floatation equipment.
  • 8. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the front for 5 metres, without the use of floatation equipment.
  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.
  • 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.

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

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