Pre Squad +

For children who have achieved Stage 5 Or Able to swim 10M front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly (all with good technique). Able to confidently tread water and perform somersaults backwards and forwards.

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

Stage 6

Developing effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing across all strokes plus swimming a distance of 25 metres using a stroke of the Swimmers choice; developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.

 

By the end of this stage participants will be able to: -
1. Demonstrate an understanding of preparation for exercise
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 with clothes on
5. Swim Front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths
6. Swim Breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths
7. Swim Butterfly to include at least six rhythmical breaths
8. Swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional
9. Perform a "shout & signal" rescue
10. Perform a surface dive

Stage 7