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Awards Scheme

Congratulations to the swimmers who received badges at the end of last term. See the full list of awards.

 

AWARDS SCHEME

STAGE 1

TRAINING LOCATIONS

  Kingfisher Teaching Pool

 Malden Centre Teaching Pool

Stage 1

  STAGE 1 REQUIREMENTS

  • Becoming water confident with and without goggles
  • Basic prone & supine body & head position
  • Fully submerge to sit on floor
  • Learning aquatic breathing
  • Floating and kicking on front and back unaided
  • Learning to streamline the body
  • Learning how to rotate through the horizontal axis
  • Performing a Mushroom float

 

STAGE 2

TRAINING LOCATIONS

  Kingfisher Teaching Pool

 Malden Centre Teaching Pool

Stage 2

  STAGE 2 REQUIREMENTS

  • Front Crawl & Backstroke arms introduced
  • Learning to push & glide from wall
  • Travelling across the length of pool without stopping
  • Introducing Front Crawl breathing
  • Learning the undulating Butterfly body movement
  • Introduction to breaststroke leg kick
  • Introduction to basic sculling styles
  • Performing a range of floating positions

 

STAGE 3

TRAINING LOCATIONS

  Malden Centre Main Pool

 Shallow End - WIDTHS

Stage 3 (2)

  STAGE 3 REQUIREMENTS

  • Improving the breathing & timing of Front Crawl
  • Further developing Backstroke timing
  • Improving timing of Breaststroke legs & breathing
  • Introduction to Breaststroke arms
  • Improving the Butterfly kick
  • Improving the underwater push & glide from wall
  • Learning to forward roll through vertical axis
  • Improving the sculling ability on the back
  • Getting used to deeper water
  • Learning to perform a handstand

STAGE 4

TRAINING LOCATIONS

 Malden Centre Main Pool

 Middle to Deep End - WIDTHS

Stage 4 (3)

  STAGE 4 REQUIREMENTS

  • Developing stroke timing for Breaststroke
  • Introducing the arm action in Butterfly
  • Improving the recovery and timing of Front crawl arms
  • Developing the underwater push & glide on back
  • Developing a stronger alternating kicking action
  • Developing the forward tuck and roll
  • Introduction to Treading water
  • Continued development of Sculling
  • Learning to perform a pencil jump
  • Learning to perform a handstand position in deep water

STAGE 5

TRAINING LOCATIONS

  Malden Centre Main Pool

  LENGTHS

Stage 5

  STAGE 5 REQUIREMENTS

  • Building swimming on all strokes up to 25 metre distance with
    • correct stroke timing
    • technique emphasized over speed
  • Improving ability to kick
    • alternating (Front Crawl & Backstroke)
    • symmetrical (Breaststroke)
    • undulating (Butterfly)
  • Improving underwater push & glide for all strokes
    • introduction to using fly kick in underwater phase (Freestyle, Breastroke and Butterfly)
  • Introduction to Tumble Turns
  • Introduction to basics of Diving from pool deck
  • Learning how to perform both a head first and feet first Surface Dive
  • Improving treading water and sculling abilities

STAGE 6

TRAINING LOCATIONS

  Malden Centre Main Pool

  LENGTHS

Stage 6

  STAGE 6 REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to swim 100m front crawl with good stroke timing & technique
  • Ability to swim 25 metres all strokes with correct timing & technique
  • Introduction to Backstroke finishes (arm & body position)
  • Improved efficiency of the flip turn (tumble turn)
  • Introduction to Breaststroke & Butterfly hand position for turns and finish
  • Treading water for 1 minute
  • Introduction to racing dive (track & grab starts) from pool deck
  • Advanced sculling techniques
  • Ability to kick 25m on all strokes