Pre Squad

For children who have completed Stage 4 Or Able to kick 10M front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Swim 10M of a stroke to ASA standard and can perform all three sculls.

Below is what we are looking for in our swimmers at this stage: -

Stage 5

Developing ‘watermanship’ through sculling and treading water skills and complete rotation, also performing all strokes for a distance of 10 metres to the given standard as provided by the ASA within the NPTS resources.


By the end of this stage participants will be able to: -
1. Perform a horizontal stationary scull on the back
2. Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres whilst horizontal 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 3 different shaped jumps into deep water
6. Swim 10 metres Backstroke*
7. Swim 10 metres Front crawl face in the water*
8. Swim 10 metres Breaststroke*
9. Swim 10 metres Butterfly*
10. Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of 3 seconds
11. Perform a forwards somersault, tucked in the water
12. Demonstrate an action for getting help
*Refer to ASA expected stroke standards sheet