Learn to Swim programme

We follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. From the very start, we offer awards based on different criteria that are set by Swim England. On offer are the Duckling 1 and 2 awards, for those that start in the little pool, then progressing to the big pool where we offer the Learn to Swim Levels 1-7.

 

We are constantly assessing our learners and as soon as they complete the stage you can purchase a badge and certificate personalised with their name printed on it. 

In addition to this we also offer distance awards, once completed these are available from Faversham Pools reception.

If you are already on one of our courses you can view your child's progress in your Client Hub account. This can be found in the awards section and data is published periodically. 

Should you wish to, you can use this information to practice aspects of the stage outside of the lesson environment allowing increased progression.

The Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1-7

Below is the criteria for each of the stages of The learn to Swim Framework

Stage 1

By completing the following award, with or without flotation equipment or support learners, should be able to:

  • Enter the water safely.

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

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

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

  • Scoop the water and wash the face.

  • Be comfortable with water showered overhead.

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

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

  • Push and glide in a flat floating position on the front from a wall.

  • Push and glide in a flat floating position on the back from a wall.

  • Give examples of two pool rules.

  • Exit the water safely.

Duckling Awards 

Below the criteria for each of the stages of the Duckling awards.

Duckling 1

By completing the following award, with or without flotation equipment and/or support, learners should be able to:

  • Make a supervised safe entry with adult support (if required).

  • Float on back with adult support behind the head without flotation equipment.

  • Blow bubbles at water surface. 

  • Wet the head without submersion.

  • Kick 5 metres on back with adult support.

  • Travel without adult support for 2 metres to a floating object.

  • Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with adult support.

  • Exit the water safely with minimal support.

If you have any questions regarding the Learn to Swim programme please get in touch and we will try to answer as best we can at contactus@dolphinswimmingschoolfaversham.com

 Tel: 01795 530739

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