Learn to Swim Stage 8-10 are about building sport specific skills to encourage focus on aquatic sports.
Developing aquatic skills doesn’t have to stop just because a swimmer has learned to swim, those swimmers who have got to a point where they are ready to finish Learn to Swim Stage 7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme can be ready to move on to learn new skills specific to aquatic sport such as competitive swimming.
The Learn to Swim Stages 8-10 Awards offered as part of the Swim England Aquatic Skills Framework can focus on anything from competitive swimming to our Rookie Lifeguard programme.
This class is aimed at children who are in the early stages of competitive swimming wishing to develop stamina and stroke technique, who are already capable of competently swimming 200 metres using three different strokes. In order to enrol in this stage, they must have already completed Stage Seven. As well as the ability to swim 400 metres competently, this class teaches greater awareness of water safety and survival techniques.
This ninth stage delves even more deeply into teaching your child about speed and endurance. In order to pass this stage, they will have to be able to swim 800m in three different strokes.
This last and most advanced stage is only for children who have completed at least stages seven and above and are in the early stages of competitive swimming. As well as putting even more emphasis on speed and endurance, your child will learn how to execute correct race starts and turns, as well as swimming 1,500m in three different strokes.