Deborah Yule SWIM SCHOOL
Deborah Yule SWIM SCHOOL

Swim School Award Scheme

At the Swim School we follow the ASA Learn to Swim pathway which follows the swimmer from his or her first time in the water to developing confidence & competence in the water. On this page you can find a full list of our badges & detailed descriptions for our awards scheme!

Duckling Awards

The first tier of our awards system, these badges are designed to help young swimmers enjoy the fun of learning to swim. For a full list of the Duckling badges (1-4) & critera for each badge please visit here.

Learn to Swim Stages 1 - 7

The ASA Learn to Swim Stage Awards (1-7) covers the core range of fundamental skills that you need to become confident and safe in the water. We emphasise strongly the need for correct technique for all three strokes in order to achieve the Learn to Swim Stage Awards. For each Stage Award there are a number of water skills outcomes that must be completed. To view a full list of the oucomes for each badge please visit the corresponding links below.
 

 

Here they are with the Swim School expectations of it....

 

SWIM SCHOOL EXPECTATION TO ACHIEVE STAGE 1:

  • Your child must be able to swim breaststroke round arms & round legs correctly – with/without the use of floatation.

SWIM SCHOOL EXPECTATION TO ACHIEVE STAGE 2:

  • Your child must be able to swim at least 10m of ‘good’ breaststroke unaided.
  • Your child must be able to swim back-crawl unaided. (arms & legs)

SWIM SCHOOL EXPECTATION TO ACHIEVE STAGE 3:

  • To perform front crawl leg kick correctly
     
  • Swim 50 m – (3 breaststroke & 2 back-crawl)
     
  • A handstand – two hands much touch the floor in the shallow end x 3 times.

SWIM SCHOOL EXPECTATION TO ACHIEVE STAGE 4:

  • 200 m distance swim unaided – breaststroke

SWIM SCHOOL EXPECTATION TO ACHIEVE STAGE 5:

  • Swim butterfly with correct breathing
  • Swim at least 400m unaided

Rainbow Distance Awards

These awards can be achieved at any time of the 7 stages of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework and are a range of badges & certificates to help keep motivation alongside the stages.

 

Swimming ability and stamina are the focus of the awards. You can work your way from a five meters award through to a 400m award, depending on which stage you are at.

 

The Rainbow Distance Awards are achieved by swimming unaided but for these awards we put the main emphasis on proper stroke technique rather than speed.

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