Tadpoles: Reception to Years 1 or 2 (having been assessed as suitable for this category).

 

Bronze: Years 2 and 3 (having been assessed as suitable for this category either following an assessment or on graduating from Tadpoles).

 

Silver: Years 4 and 5 (having been assessed as suitable for this category either following an assessment or on graduating from Bronze).

 

Gold: Years 5 and 6 (having been assessed as suitable for this category either following an assessment or on graduating from Silver).

 

Platinum: Year 6 and above (having been assessed as suitable for this category either following an assessment or on graduating from Gold).

 

Although the above descriptions provide a broad outline of the categories, swimmers will be categorised at the discretion of the coaches (who will have the best interests of the swimmer in mind).