Plymouth College, Ford Park Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6RN.
JUST STARTING LEARNING-TO-SWIM
STAGE 1: SEAHORSES
Helps develop safety awareness,
basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, such as armbands and floats. To find out more click the Seahorses button below.
STAGE 2: TURTLES
This stage focuses on safe entry to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel on the front and back up to a distance
of 5M, and rotating the body
to regain an upright position.
Swimmers may use armbands
and floats. For greater information click the Turtles button below.
STAGE 4: BLUE TANG
By the end of Stage 4 pupils should have reached 13 outcomes. Swimmers should complete these outcomes without support:
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STAGE 5: SHARKS
In Stage 5 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework, your swimmers will focus on swimming all four strokes to the ASA expected standards. Swimmers will also develop skills in sculling, treading water and complete rotation.
STAGE 6: WHALES
Developing effective swimming skills – including coordinated breathing – across all strokes is the focus of this stage. Learners also have to swim a distance of 25m using a stroke of their choice. Children learn about aspects of water safety. For greater detail on lesson outcomes click the link below.
STAGE 7: DOLPHINS
Children develop quality stroke techniques up to 100m incorporating the skills they have learned, and combine them to develop a linked routine. They also complete an obstacle course combining skills accomplished through stages 1-7.
STAGE 3: CLOWNFISH
More on developing safe entries into the water - including submersion - travelling up to 10M on the front and back, and progressing water
safety knowledge and body
rotation skills from the
previous stage. For greater
detail click the button below.