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Swimming Trainer with Students

Stage 7

Swimmers should develop a quality stroke technique for up to 100 metres, incorporating the skills they have learnt throughout the stages and combining them to develop a linked routine.

They should successfully complete an obstacle course, which combines a variety of skills they have learnt from Stages 1 to 7.

Swimmers will have developed a range of skills in previous stages and these are now brought into a sequence.

By the end of this stage, swimmers will be able to swim 25 metres of all four strokes to Swim England’s Expected Standards. Swimmers will also be able to complete a continuous swim of 100 metres using three of these different strokes.

When they have reached Learn to Swim Stage 7, swimmers can also achieve their Rainbow Distance 50m and 100m Awards.

Alongside that, they can achieve their Rainbow Stroke 25m Awards for both backstroke and front crawl.

By completing the Learn to Swim Stage 7 Award, swimmers will be able to:

  1. Push and glide and swim 25 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  2. Push and glide and swim 25 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  3. Push and glide and swim 25 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  4. Push and glide and swim 25 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  5. Perform a movement sequence (linking skills with strokes and sculls) of one minute duration, in a group of three or more, incorporating a number of the following skills: Sculling: head first, feet first                                                                                            Rotation: forward or backward somersault, log roll                                                      Floating: star on the front or on the back, tuck float, create own                                    Eggbeater: Moving, lifting one or both arms out of the water

  6. Perform a sitting dive or dive.

  7. Push and glide and swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  8. Push and glide and swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  9. Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds.

  10. Complete an obstacle course (using minimum of four objects) with feet off the pool floor throughout.

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