REVISED LEARN TO SWIM STAGES

Stage 1: By the end of this stage, with or without flotation equipment participants will be able to:

Old Outcomes

April 2017

Comments

1. Enter the water safely 1. Enter the water safely No change
2. Move forwards for a distance of five metres 2. Move forward for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor Addition of feet may be on or off the floor to take in to consideration teaching in deep water
3. Move backwards for a distance of five metres 3. Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor As above
4. Move sideways for a distance of five metres 4. Move sideways for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor As above
5. Scoop the water and wash face 5. Scoop the water and wash the face New wording
6. Be at ease with water showered from overhead 6. Be comfortable with water showered from overhead New wording
7. Move into a stretched floating position using aids, equipment or support   Outcome removed as it has been incorporated in the next two outcomes.
8. Regain an upright position from on the back, with support 7. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing New wording
9. Regain an upright position from on the front with support 8. Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing. As above
10. Push and glide in a horizontal position to or from a wall   Outcome split into two, to support swimmers progression on both the front and the back.
  9. Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall New
  10. Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall. New
11. Take part in a teacher led partner orientated game   Outcome removed as all Stages should be delivered using fun activities and games.
12. Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules 11. Give examples of two pool rules. Reworded (example questions in toolkit)
13. Exit the water safely 12. Exit the water safely. No change
     
Stage 2: By the end of this stage, with or without flotation equipment participants will be able to:

Old Outcomes

April 2017

Comments

1. Jump in from poolside safely 1. Jump in from poolside safely to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre Additional information about jumping in depth
2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged 2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically, with nose and mouth submerged No change
3. Regain upright position from the back without support 3. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing without support. New wording
4. Regain an upright position from the front without support 4. Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing without support New wording
5. Push from wall and glide on the back. 5. Push from a wall and glide on the back - arms can be by the side or above the head. Additional information on arm positioning
6. Push from wall and glide on the front 6. Push from a wall and glide on the front with arms extended As above
7. Travel on the back for five metres, aids or equipment may be used 7. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the back for 5 metres. Additional information on recognised leg action as this is a progression on from move
8. Travel on the front for five metres, aids or equipment may be used 8. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the front for 5 metres Additional information on recognised leg action as this is a progression on from move
9. Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright position 9. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the front, to a back floating position, then return to standing New wording to describe how the rotation should be made
10. Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright position 10. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the back, to a front floating position, then return to standing. As above
  11. Perform a log roll from the back to the front. As above
  12. Perform a log roll from the front to the back. As above
  13. Exit the water without support New
     
Stage 3: By the end of this stage, without flotation equipment participants will be able to:

Old Outcomes

April 2017

Comments

1. Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth. 0.9 metres). 1. Jump in from poolside and submerge to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre. Change of depth
2. Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined position 2. Sink, push away from wall and maintain a streamlined position. Removed “on side”
3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back. 3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back. No change
4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front. 4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front. No change
5. Travel on the front, tuck to rotate around the horizontal axis to return to the back. 5. Travel 5 metres on the front, perform a tuck to rotate onto the back and return on the back. 5 metre distance added
6. Fully submerge to pick up an object*. 6. Fully submerge to pick up an object. No change
7. Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code. 7. Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code. No change
8. Travel 10 metres on the back. 8. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the back. Now includes a push and glide
9. Travel 10 metres on the front. 9. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the front. Now includes a push and glide
  10. Perform a tuck float and hold for 3 seconds. New. Moved from stage 4
  11. Exit the water without using steps. New. Moved from stage 6
     
Stage 4: By the end of this stage, without flotation equipment participants will be able to:

Old Outcomes

April 2017

Comments

1. Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy   Removed
2. Perform a tuck float for five seconds.   Moved to Stage 3
3. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating at the surface 1. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating on the surface and demonstrate an understanding of floating. Addition of understanding of floating (participants to practices floating in different shapes and exhaling whilst floating, participants to then explain what happens to them and why)
4. Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor 2. Push and glide from the wall towards the pool floor The word ‘to’ replaced with ‘towards’. As some stage 4 lessons are delivered in deep water.
5. Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional). 3. Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional). No change
6. Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional). 4. Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional). No change
7. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back (one item of equipment** optional). 5. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back. Removed the use of equipment
8. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the back (equipment optional).   Removed
9. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (equipment optional). 6. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (one item of equipment optional). No change
10. Perform on the back a head first sculling action for five metres in a horizontal position. 7. Perform a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back. Terminology change: Horizontal changed to flat
11. Travel on back and roll in one continuous movement onto front. 8. Travel on back and log roll in one continuous movement onto front. Additional information on the type of roll
12. Travel on front and roll in one continuous movement onto back. 9. Travel on front and log roll in one continuous movement onto back. As above
13. Swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional. 10. Push and glide and swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional. Now includes a push and glide
     
Stage 5: By the end of this stage, participants will be able to:

Old Outcomes

April 2017

Comments

1. Perform a horizontal stationary scull on the back 1. Perform a flat stationary scull on the back. Terminology change: Horizontal changed to flat
2. Perform a feet first sculling action for five metres whilst horizontal on the back. 2. Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back. Terminology change: Horizontal changed to flat
3. Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation 3. Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation. No change
4. Tread water for 30 seconds. 4. Tread water for 30 seconds. No change
5. Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water 5. Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water. No change
6. Swim 10 metres backstroke. 6. Push and glide and swim 10 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
7. Swim 10 metres front crawl face in the water. 7. Push and glide and swim 10 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
8. Swim 10 metres breaststroke. 8. Push and glide and swim 10 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
9. Swim 10 metres butterfly. 9. Push and glide and swim 10 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
10. Perform a handstand** and hold for a minimum of three seconds 10. Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds. No change
11. Perform a forward somersault, tucked, in the water. 11. Perform a forward somersault. Removed word “tucked”
12. Demonstrate an action for getting help. 12. Demonstrate an action for getting help. No change
     
Stage 6: By the end of this stage, participants will be able to:

Old Outcomes

April 2017

Comments

1. Demonstrate an understanding of preparation for exercise. 1. Give two examples of how to prepare for exercise and understand why it is important. New wording
2. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke. 2. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke No change
3. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl. 3. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl. No change
4. Swim 10 metres with clothes on. 4. Swim 10 metres wearing clothes No change
5. Swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths. 5. Push and glide and swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths. Now includes a push and glide
6. Swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths 6. Push and glide and swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths. Now includes a push and glide
7. Swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths. 7. Push and glide and swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths. Now includes a push and glide
  8. Push and glide and swim backstroke to include at least six regular breaths. New. Stage 6 now includes all four strokes
8. Swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional 9. Push and glide and swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
9. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue 10. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue. No change
10. Perform a surface dive. 11. Perform a surface dive. No change
11. Exit the water without using steps.   Moved to Stage 3
     
Stage 7: By the end of this stage, participants will be able to:

Old Outcomes

April 2017

Comments

1. Swim 25 metres backstroke 1. Push and glide and swim 25 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
2. Swim 25 metres front crawl 2. Push and glide and swim 25 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
3. Swim 25 metres breaststroke. 3. Push and glide and swim 25 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
4. Swim 25 metres butterfly. 4. Push and glide and swim 25 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
5. Perform a movement sequence of one minute duration in a group of three or more, incorporating a number of the following skills: *sculling - head first, feet first; rotation - forward/backward somersault, log roll; floating - star on the front/on the back, tuck float**, create own; eggbeater - moving, one or both arms out of the water link skills with strokes and sculls. 5. Perform a movement sequence (linking skills with strokes and sculls) of one minute duration, in a group of three or more, incorporating a number of the following skills: New wording
  5a• Sculling: head first, feet first  
  5b• Rotation: forward or backward somersault, log roll  
  5c• Floating: star on the front or on the back, tuck float, create own;  
  5d• Eggbeater: Moving, lifting one or both arms out of the water  
6. Perform a sitting dive. 6. Perform a sitting dive or dive. Now includes the option of a dive.
7. Swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke. 7. Push and glide and swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
8. Swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes. 8. Push and glide and swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes (performed to Swim England expected standards). Now includes a push and glide
9. Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds. 9. Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds. No change
10. Complete an obstacle course (using minimum of four objects) with feet off the bottom throughout. 10. Complete an obstacle course (using minimum of four objects) with feet off the pool floor throughout. New wording