Wave Swim School Stage 9

Stage 9

1. Complete a set lasting 800 metres (e.g. 16 x 50 metres; 8 x 100 metres; 4 x 200 metres) on a specific turn around time set by the teacher e.g. 1.30 minutes for 50 metres; 2.45 minutes for 100 metres; 6.00 minutes for 200 metres

2. Swim 800 metres continuously using one stroke

3. Swim a continuous 100 metres Individual Medley using legal turns

4. Perform a 15 metres underwater kick on front in a streamlined position

5. Perform a backstroke start then butterfly kick in a streamlined position underwater up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall), transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres

6. Perform a front crawl start, underwater kick in a streamlined position underwater up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall) is completed, transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres

7. Perform a butterfly start, kick in a streamlined position up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall) is completed, transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres

8. Perform a breaststroke start, perform a 1 ½ pull underwater, transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres

Once they’ve completed this stage, learners will receive the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 9 Award. They will also be ready to move on to Stage 10.

Talk to the Team

If you're ready to sign up or you've got a question about our swimming lessons, get in touch with the Wave Swim School Team at waveswimschool@waveleisure.co.uk or call your local pool:

When making an enquiry, please include the swimmer's age and ability (including any past swimming awards) as well as which site you would like them to learn at, as this will speed up the enquiry process.

You can find out more about our term lengths and payment options here - your child could get 50 swimming lessons for the price of 45 as well as free swimming outside of lessons!