ABC Swim School

Award Outcomes

Stages 8-10  

Stage 8

BY THE END OF THIS STAGE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
  1. Demonstrate a stationary floating position with good body extension and controlled start and finish
  2. Demonstrate counting to music using 2 different tempos
  3. Swim 5m Synchro Backstroke, then 5m with a variation
  4. Swim 5m Synchro Breaststroke, then 5m with a variation
  5. Travel 3m supine head first, sculling continuously and return travelling feet first
  6. Using a buoyancy aid perform a back layout before finishing in the bent knee position
  7. Perform Tub
  8. Perform a 45 seconds - 1min sequence to music, using a variety of skills learnt previously and in LTSP Stage 7

Stage 9

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

  1. Swim 5m Synchro Breaststroke then 5m Backstroke using a smooth transition
  2. Move from back layout to bent knee, then lift to ballet leg using buoyancy aid/use pool to support horizontal leg
  3. Hold a pike position using buoyancy aid
  4. Back tuck somersault
  5. Perform Oyster
  6. Eggbeater travelling 3m return in opposite direction creating an arm movement
  7. Perform a feet first entry with arms extended by ears throughout
  8. Perform a sequence lasting 45 seconds - 1min to music, and include one stroke (or arm variation) and one figure from the above or NPTS Stage 8

Stage 10

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

  1. Swim 10m using 2 Synchro strokes with smooth transition - synchronised with a partner. Music may be used
  2. Eggbeater into side flutter kick and back to eggbeater lifting one arm out of the water
  3. Hold either inverted crane, bent knee or split position for 5 seconds
  4. Demonstrate support scull standing on bottom of the pool
  5. Travelling head first back layout to bent knee and return to back layout - 5m
  6. Perform Marlin (¼ turn)
  7. Head first entry, surface demonstrating eggbeater
  8. Perform a sequence lasting 45 seconds - 1min to music with a partner, starting with foot first entry

 Grades 1 – 5

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