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Swimming Trainer with Students

Stage 3

During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 3, swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back.

Swimmers will develop safe entries into the water, including submersion, and travel up to 10 metres on their front and back. Water safety knowledge and rotation skills will also be progressed.

One of the fun areas of this stage is learning to go under the water to pick up an object.

This helps develop skills for a number of different disciplines, including synchro, diving and competitive swimming.

By completing the Learn to Swim Stage 3 Award, swimmers will be able to:

  1. Jump in from poolside and submerge.

  2. Sink, push away from wall and maintain a streamlined position.

  3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back.

  4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front.

  5. Travel 5 metres on the front, perform a tuck to rotate onto the back and return on the back.

  6. Fully submerge to pick up an object.

  7. Correctly identify three of the four key water safety messages.*

  8. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the back.

  9. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the front.

  10. Perform a tuck float and hold for three seconds.

  11. Exit the water without using steps.

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