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Stage 5

During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 5, swimmers will develop their skills in treading water, learn the correct arm pulls for all four strokes and learn how to do handstands and somersaults

The emphasis, is on ensuring all work completed in the previous stages are developed further.

A key activity in Learn to Swim Stage 5 is sculling, which is an important skill to master as it is not only prevalent in artistic swimming, but is also vital to ensuring water safety.

Learning to tread water is an important area of development and again is a crucial lifesaving skill.

By completing the Learn to Swim Stage 5 Award, swimmers will be able to:

  1. Perform a flat stationary scull on the back.

  2. Perform a feet first  sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.

  3. Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation.

  4. Tread water for 30 seconds.

  5. Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water.

  6. Push and glide and swim 10 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  7. Push and glide and swim 10 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  8. Push and glide and swim 10 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  9. Push and glide and swim 10 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  10. Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds.

  11. Perform a forward somersault.

  12. Demonstrate an action for getting help.

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