Target age group 6 - 8 

 Swim a minimum 25 metres of good front crawl and backstroke 

 Complete a 400m continuous swim using a combination of FC/BK/BR

 Have an understanding of a dive entry

 Be proficient at sculling and mushroom/star floating

 Open eyes underwater

 Have an understanding of Breaststroke and Butterfly (dolphin kick) 


 Be able to swim all 4 competitive strokes in accordance with ASA laws (some leeway given on Br and Fly)

Have an understanding of relay takeovers and use of BK turn flags

Be working towards the ASA Competitive Start Award

Demonstrate good lane discipline


 Attend a minimum of 2 sessions a week

 Take part in the Club Time Trials and the Club Championships

 Be available for Gala selection at week-ends if required


All published entry levels are the minimum levels expected. Preference will always be given to swimmers with a proven ability to train at the required level with a high record of availability for Galas and demonstrate commitment.

The Club Coach will have the final say in any promotion, demotion or dispute that may arise.

Swimmers should always achieve the required level of attainment before promotion.

All levels of attainment are only a guide to the syllabus taught in each group. In most groups, a whole range of skills/water-based activities are enjoyed including ASA awards, Time Trials, Club Galas, Stroke Clinics, Swimmer education lectures and all relevant aquatic skills