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Course Information - Child - Wave 1
By completing this Award, with or without floatation equipment or support, you will be able to:
  1. Answer 3 questions correctly on pool rules.
  2. Enter and exit the water without assistance.
  3. Scoop and splash water onto the face and demonstrate confidence when water is showered over the head with and without goggles.
  4. Float on the front with or without aids and move to an upright position in the water.
  5. Float on the back with or without aids and move to an upright position in the water.
  6. On the front, push off from the wall with face in the water and hold a glide position.
  7. Swim frontcrawl for 5 metres, with aids if needed.
  8. Swim breaststroke or butterfly for 5 metres with aids if needed (both strokes to be taught).
  9. Swim backstroke for 5 metres with aids if needed.
  10. Demonstrate a sculling action in a vertical position with aids if needed.
  11. Take part in a teacher led game in the pool.
Course Information - Child - Wave 2
By completing this Award, with or without floatation equipment or support, you will be able to:
  1. Without goggles, jump into water, at least 1.0m deep, and exit the water safely unassisted.
  2. Float on the front, unassisted and stand up.
  3. Float on the back, unassisted and stand up.
  4. Whilst kicking with equipment, blow bubbles with face in the water 4 times.
  5. Push and glide from the wall on the front with face in the water.
  6. Push and glide from the wall on the back.
  7. Swim 5 metres Frontcrawl without assistance.
  8. Swim 5 metres Backstroke without assistance.
  9. Swim 5 metres Breaststroke or Butterfly without assistance (both strokes to be taught).
  10. From a float on the back, rotate to a float on the front, and rotate to float on the back (longitudinal or horizontal rotation).
  11. Demonstrate a head first sculling action on the back for 5 metres in a horizontal position with aids if needed.
Course Information - Child - Wave 3
By completing this Award, without floatation equipment or support, you will be able to:
  1. Without goggles, jump into the water (minimum depth 1.0m). Fully submerge to collect an object from the pool floor and exit the water without using the steps.
  2. Push from the wall on the front in a streamlined position, hold position for 5 seconds, perform a longitudinal rotation onto the back and hold this position for 5 seconds.
  3. Swim 10 metres Frontcrawl with a continuous over water arm action and breathing to the side.
  4. Swim 10 metres Backstroke with a continuous over water arm action.
  5. Swim 5 metres Breaststroke.
  6. Swim 5 metres Butterfly.
  7. Perform a push and glide from the wall on the front, swim 5m, tuck and rotate onto the back and swim to the wall.
  8. Demonstrate a feet first sculling action on the back for 5 metres in a horizontal position with aids if needed.
  9. Tread water for 15 seconds.
  10. Answer correctly 4 questions on the Safe Code and Beach Flags.
Course Information - Child - Wave 4
By completing this Award, without floatation equipment or support, you will be able to:
  1. Answer correctly 3 questions to show an understanding of preparation for exercise.
  2. Demonstrate 3 underwater Dolphin kicks on the front and back.
  3. Demonstrate 10m Frontcrawl kick in a streamlined position.
  4. Demonstrate 10m Backstroke kick in a streamlined position.
  5. Swim 10 metres Backstroke or Frontcrawl (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  6. Demonstrate 10m Breaststroke kick on the front (with or without equipment, following FINA Stroke Rules).
  7. Demonstrate 10m butterfly kick on the front (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  8. Swim 10 metres Breaststroke or Butterfly (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  9. Demonstrate the HELP Position.
  10. Perform a series of 3 floating shapes, including a tuck float.
  11. Tread water for 30 seconds (an eggbeater action should be encouraged).
Course Information - Child - Wave 5
By completing this Award you will be able to:
  1. Without goggles, demonstrate 3 different shaped jumps (recommended minimum depth 1.5m).
  2. Swim 15 metres Frontcrawl (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  3. Swim 15 metres Backstroke (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  4. Swim 10 metres Breaststroke (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  5. Swim 10 metres Butterfly (following to FINA Stroke Rules).
  6. Swim 15m, choice of stroke optional, without goggles and head out of the water.
  7. Swim 25m, choice of stroke is optional.
  8. Demonstrate a series of sculling movements for 30 seconds.
  9. Tread water for 30 seconds whilst demonstrating an action for getting help then move into the HUDDLE position with a partner or small group.
  10. Perform a handstand (or inverted vertical position if water is deeper than full reach height) for 5 seconds.
  11. Demonstrate a forward somersault in the water.
  12. Demonstrate an effective throwing rescue from a distance of 5 metres and instruct the partner to kick to the pool edge.
Course Information - Child - Wave 6
By completing this Award you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an underwater push and glide with 3 dolphin kicks into 20m Front crawl (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  2. Demonstrate an underwater push and glide with 3 dolphin kicks into 20m Backstroke (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  3. Swim 15 metres Breaststroke (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  4. Swim 15 metres Butterfly (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  5. Swim 50m - 25m backstroke/frontcrawl and 25m breaststroke/butterfly.
  6. Swim 25 metres with clothes on (without goggles and wearing long sleeves and full length leg items required not including pyjamas).
  7. Demonstrate a ‘shout & signal’ action.
  8. Demonstrate a reach rescue to a partner 2 metres away.
  9. Perform a head first surface dive, in water of full reach depth.
  10. Perform a sitting dive (minimum depth 1.5m).
  11. Demonstrate a backward somersault.
Course Information - Child - Wave 7
By completing this Award you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an underwater push and glide with 3 dolphin kicks into 25m Frontcrawl (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  2. Demonstrate an underwater push and glide with 3 dolphin kicks into 25m Backstroke (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  3. Demonstrate an underwater push and glide into 25m Breaststroke (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  4. Demonstrate an underwater push and glide with 3 dolphin kicks into 25m Butterfly (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  5. Swim 100m Individual Medley (Continuous swim, 25m of each stroke in the following order – Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Frontcrawl).
  6. Swim 200 metres continuously, using at least 3 different strokes (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  7. Perform a plunge dive (minimum depth of 1.8m).
  8. Tread water using an egg beater action whilst passing and catching a ball with a partner for 30 seconds.
  9. Swim 25m through an obstacle course that has a minimum of four challenges.
  10. In a group demonstrate a series of skills, including sculling, rotation, floating and treading water, for a minimum of 45 seconds.
  11. Take part in a relay race.
Course Information - Child - Wave 8
By completing this Award you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an underwater push and glide with 3 dolphin kicks into 50m Frontcrawl (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  2. Demonstrate an underwater push and glide with 3 dolphin kicks into 50m Backstroke (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  3. Demonstrate an underwater push and glide into 25m Breaststroke (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  4. Demonstrate an underwater push and glide with 3 dolphin kicks into 25m Butterfly (following FINA Stroke Rules).
  5. Stay vertical and static for 20 seconds using sculling hands and eggbeater kick.
  6. Pass a ball accurately with a partner, using one hand to throw and 2 hands to catch, over a 2m distance, each partner to pass 6 times.
  7. Demonstrate a tuck float to stretch position – a correct tuck shape must be held for a minimum of 3 seconds out to a horizontal straight position.
  8. Demonstrate a push and glide on the front to surface dive.
  9. Back layout, sculling for support and hold for 3 seconds.
  10. Swim 5m on the front, surface dive and perform 3 breaststrokes underwater, controlled breathing on surfacing.
  11. Swim 50 metres with clothes on (without goggles and wearing long sleeves and full length leg items required not including pyjamas).
  12. Using a buoyancy aid hold the ‘HELP’ position for 2 minutes.
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