Stages

The ‘Swim England Learn to Swim Framework’ is the all inclusive programme that takes the non swimmer from his or her first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water.

3+ Discovery Ducklings and Ducklings Certificates
Discovery Ducklings & Duckings Certificates
Learn to float, submerge and move through the water with more independence while playing fun games and singing songs.
Swimming Stages Certificates
Swimming Stage 1 Certificate Stage 1 – Focuses on Safety awareness, basic movement and water confidence skills and are developed using fun games to encourage an enjoyable and fun experience.
Swimming Stage 2 Certificate Stage 2 – Focuses on safe entries including jumping in, basic floating, travel on the front and back for a distance of 5m and rotating the body to regain an upright position. (Flotation aids may be used)
Swimming Stage 3 Certificate Stage 3 – Focuses on safe entries into the water including submersion, traveling up to 10m on the front and back and progressing water safety knowledge and body position and rotation skills.
Swimming Stage 4 Certificate Stage 4 – Focuses on the learner developing an understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills. All covered in refining kicking techniques for all strokes.
Swimming Stage 5 Certificate Stage 5 – Focuses on the swimmers over all stroke technique using all four strokes for at least 10m.  This stage also develops  ‘watermanship’ skills through  sculling, treading water.
Swimming Stage 6 Certificate Stage 6 – Focuses on Developing effective swimming skills – including co-ordinated breathing – across all strokes.  Learners also swim a distance of 25m using a choice of stroke.
Swimming Stage 7 Certificate Stage 7 – Focuses on the learners developing quality stroke techniques and swimming for a distance of at least 100m.  An obstacle course is also completed.
Rookie Lifeguard Rookie Lifeguard – To further you skills why not try your hand at Rookie Lifeguard! More details here.