Learn to Swim pathway
Learn to Swim is a national pathway for those learning to swim.
Swim England: Pre-school framework
Discovery Duckling: for babies 3 months to 3 years to introduce baby to the water at an early age assisted by an accompanying adult.
Ducklings: for toddlers up to school age to help them gain water confidence and begin the first steps of learning to swim (with accompanying adult).
Swim England: Learn to Swim framework
See a detailed breakdown of each Learn to Swim stage.
- for beginners to develop basic safety awareness and water confidence; swimmers may use float aids
- developing safe entries into the water, basic floating skills and travelling up to five metres
- further developing safe entries including submersion and travelling up to 10 metres; swimmers will be assessed without float aids
- developing buoyancy skills, kicking technique for all strokes and swimming 10 metres
- developing skills through sculling and treading water and complete rotation; four strokes over 10 metres
- developing effective skills across all strokes and water safety skills; work on effective breathing
- developing pool entry skills and further stroke development; overall stroke timing
Completing stage one to seven
After working through all the stages, learners can then progress onto:
- Stage eight to ten
- Survive and save
- Rykneld Synchro Club
- Chesterfield Swimming Club
Stage eight to ten (Swim England Aquatic Skills Framework)
- developing more advanced swimming techniques and turn ability across all strokes; completing a 400 metre set on a specified turn-around time
- working towards completion of an 800 metre set with a specified turn-around time and turn development
- underpinning previous skills already learnt and 1,200 metre swim time sub 24 minutes
Survive and Save: Two hour lifesaving group for children ages 12 and above
Introduction into the lifesaving pathway, children will complete water safety award 2 and 3.
For children eight and over to start their Rookie journey – Rookie bronze award 1, 2 and 3 allows children to understand how to make a safe rescue, the dangers of water and a some first aid.
Rykneld Synchro Club
An introduction to artistic swimming.
Chesterfield Swimming Club
An introduction into the competitive world of swimming.