ABC Swim School

Award Outcomes

Stages 1 – 7

Stage 1

BY THE END OF THIS STAGE PARTICIPANTS WILL, WITH OR WITHOUT AIDS, EQUIPMENT OR SUPPORT, BE ABLE TO:

  1. Enter the water safely
  2. Move forwards 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 & Glide in a flat position on the back from the wall
  10. Push & Glide in a flat position on the front from the wall
  11. Give examples of two pool rules
  12. Exit the water safely

Stage 2

BY THE END OF THIS STAGE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  1. Jump in from poolside safely to a minimum depth of 1m
  2. Blow bubbles a minimum of 3 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 wall & glide on the back – arms can be by the side or above the head
  6. Push from wall & glide on the front arms extended
  7. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the back for 5m
  1. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the front for 5m
  2. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the front, to the back, floating position, then return to standing
  3. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the back, to the front floating position, then return to standing
  4. Perform a log roll from the back to the front
  5. Perform a log roll front the front to the back
  6. Exit the water without support

Stage 3

BY THE END OF THIS STAGE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  1. Jump in from poolside and submerge to a min depth of 1m
  2. Sink, push away from wall and maintain a streamlined position
  3. Push & glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back
  4. Push & glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front
  5. Travel 5m 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 3 questions on the Water Safety Code
  8. Push and glide and travel 10m on the back
  9. Push and glide and travel 10m on the front
  10. Perform a tuck float and hold from 3 seconds
  11. Exit the water without using the steps

Stage 4

BY THE END OF THIS STAGE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Perform a sequence of changing shapes (min of 3) whilst floating on the surface and demonstrate an understanding of floating (holding breath and blowing out, explaining what happens to them)
  • Push & glide from the wall towards the pool floor
  • Kick 10m Backstroke (on item of equipment optional)
  • Kick 10m Front Crawl (one item of equipment optional)
  • Kick 10m Butterfly on the front or on the back
  • Kick 10m Breaststroke on the front (equipment optional)
  • Perform a head first sculling action for 5m in a flat position on the back
  • Travel on back and log roll in one continuous movement onto front
  • Travel on front and log roll in one continuous movement onto back
  • Push and glide and swim 10m, choice of stroke is optional

Stage 5

BY THE END OF THIS STAGE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  1. Perform a flat stationary scull on the back
  2. Perform a feet first sculling action for 5m in a flat position on the back
  3. Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45secs to include a rotation
  4. Tread water for 30secs
  5. Perform 3 different shaped jumps into deep water
  6. Push and glide and swim 10m Backstroke
  7. Push and glide and swim 10m Front Crawl
  8. Push and glide and swim 10m Breaststroke
  9. Push and glide and swim 10m Butterfly
  10. Perform a handstand and hold for a min of 3secs
  11. Perform a forward somersault
  12. Demonstrate an action for getting help

Stage 6

BY THE END OF THIS STAGE PARTICIPANTS 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 onto Backstroke
  3. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into Front Crawl
  4. Swim 10m with clothes on (t-shirt & shorts)
  5. Push and glide and swim front crawl to include at least 6 rhythmical breaths
  6. Push and glide and swim breaststroke to include at least 6 rhythmical breaths
  7. Push and glide and swim butterfly to include at least 3 rhythmical breaths
  8. Push and glide and swim backstroke to include at least 6 rhythmical breaths
  9. Push and glide and swim 25m, choice of stroke optional
  10. Perform a "shout & signal" rescue
  11. Perform a surface dive

Stage 7

BY THE END OF THIS STAGE PARTICIPANTS WILLBE ABLE TO:

  1. Push and glide and swim 25m backstroke (Perform to Swim England standard)
  2. Push and glide and swim 25m front crawl (Perform to Swim England standard)
  3. Push and glide and swim 25m breaststroke (Perform to Swim England standard)
  4. Push and glide and swim 25m butterfly (Perform to Swim England standard)
  5. Perform a movement sequence (linking skills with strokes and sculls) of a 1 min duration, in a group three or more, incorporating the following skills, Sculling head first, feet first, forward or backwards somersaults, log rolls, floating in stars, tucks, eggbeater with creative arm
  6. Perform a sitting dive or dive
  7. Push and glide and swim 50m continuously using one stroke (Perform to Swim England standard)
  8. Push and glide and swim 100m, using 3 different strokes (Perform to Swim England standard)
  9. Tread water using egg beater action for 30secs
  10. Complete an obstacle course (min 4 objects) with feet off pool floor throughout