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Stage 6

Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 6 teaches swimmers how to prepare for exercise, while developing an efficient technique for all four strokes and further developing surface dives.

The effective swimming skills taught include coordination, breathing and an understanding of water safety.

Within this stage, swimmers will work on all the other strokes, including streamlining, improving their technique with both their arms and their legs.

Swimmers will also learn to swim in clothes and understand how to be safe when they’re in and around water.

By completing the Learn to Swim Stage 6 Award, swimmers will be able to:

  1. Give two examples of how to prepare for exercise and understand why it is important.

  2. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke.

  3. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl.

  4. Swim 10 metres wearing clothes.

  5. Push and glide and swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths.

  6. Push and glide and swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths.

  7. Push and glide and swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths.

  8. Push and glide and swim backstroke to include at least six regular breaths.

  9. Push and glide and swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  10. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue.

  11. Perform a surface dive

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