LEARN TO SWIM

Buxton Swimming Club run lessons twice per week for complete beginners from the age of 4 years upwards.  Our lessons are based on the ‘National Plan for Teaching Swimming’, set out by Swim England (formerly known as ASA).

Below you will find the outcomes for each stage and the badges your child can achieve.  BSC outcomes have been added to assist with your child’s progress.

STAGE 1

NPTS

  • Enter the water safely

  • Scoop water and wash face

  • Be showered at easy from above

  • Move Sideways for a distance of 5m

  • Perform a stretched floating position with aids/support

  • Regain an upright position from their back with aids/support

  • Regain an upright position from their front with aids/support

  • Push & Glide in horizontal position to or from a wall

  • Move Backwards for a distance of 5m

  • Move Forwards for a distance of 5m (Puffin Award)

  • Take part in a teacher led activity

  • Demonstrate the understanding of pool rules

  • Exit the water safely

BSC

  • Pick a sinker up off the bottom of the pool

BADGES

Puffin Award (The swimmer is able to travel 5 metres on their front and pack using aids)

 

STAGE 2

NPTS

  • Jump in from poolside safely

  • Blow bubbles for 3 times with mouth & nose submerged

  • Regain an upright position on their back without aids/support

  • Regain an upright position on their front without aids/support

  • Perform a push & glide on their back in a torpedo position*

  • Perform a push & glide on their front in a torpedo position

  • Perform a rotation from back to front and gain an upright

    position

  • Perform a rotation from front to back and gain an upright

    position

  • Travel 5m on their back

  • Travel 5m using front

BSC

  • Submerge face completely

  • Perform a star float

  • Swim 5m on front using paddle & on back with arms by side (5m

Distance Badge)

BADGES

  • Submerge face completely

  • Perform a star float

 

STAGE 3

NPTS

  • Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth 0.9)

  • Sink, push & glide on their front & back maintaining streamline

  • Perform a push & glide on their back, log rolling onto their front

  • Perform a push & glide on their front, log rolling onto their back

  • Travel on their front, tuck and rotate horizontally to return on

    their back

  • Fully submerge to pick up an object

  • Answer 3 questions from the Water Safety Code

  • Travel 10m on the back

  • Travel 10m on the front

 BSC
  • Perform a basic breast stroke leg action with feel turned out.

  • Jump in at 3.0m

  • Perform a mushroom float.

  • Perform a handstand and forward roll* (Extra outcome but does

not need to fully complete)

BADGES

10m Distance, 15m Distance

(The swimmer must perform front stroke with face in and arms coming over and back stroke with arm coming over the water).

STAGE 4

NPTS

  • Show an understanding of ‘buoyancy’

  • Perform tuck float for 5 seconds

  • Perform a sequence of 3 shapes whilst floating on the water

    surface

  • Swim through a hoop and retrieve a sinker

  • Kick 10m Backstroke in a torpedo shape

  • Kick 10m Front crawl in a torpedo shape

  • Kick 5m Butterfly on the front or on the back

  • Kick 5m Breast stroke on the front

  • Kick 5m Breast stroke on the back

  • Travel on the front & rotate onto the back in one continuous

    movement

  • Travel on the back & rotate onto the front in one continuous

    movement

  • Swim 10m choice of stroke.

BSC

  • Swim 20m on their front

  • Collect at abject from 1.8m using a head first surface dive.

BADGES

25m Distance (The swimmer must perform front stroke with face in and arms coming over and back stroke with arm coming over the water)

50m Distance (Performed as 25m front/25m back)

 

STAGE 5

NPTS

  • Perform a horizontal stationary scull on the back

  • Perform a feet first horizontal scull for 5m on the back

  • Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds

    to include a rotation

  • Treat water for 30 seconds

  • Perform 3 different shaped jumps into deep water

  • Swim 10m Backstroke

  • Swim 10m front crawl with face in the water

  • Swim 10m Breast stroke

  • Swim 10m Butterfly

  • Perform a vertical handstand for a minimum of 3 seconds

  • Push & Glide into a somersault

  • Demonstrate an action for getting help

BSC

  •   Perform head 1st sculling for 10m & log roll onto front.

  •   Perform a sitting dive

BADGES

50m Distance, 100m Distance

(The swimmer must perform front stroke with face in and arms coming over and back stroke with arm coming over the water).

 

STAGE 6

NPTS

  •   Demonstrate an understanding of preparation for exercise

  •   Push & Glide on front and log roll onto back.

  •   Push & Glide on back and log roll onto front.

  • Swim 10m with clothes on

  • Swim front crawl with a minimum of 6 rhythmical breathes

  • Swim breast stroke with a minimum of 6 rhythmical breathes

  • Swim Butterfly with a minimum of 3 rhythmical breathes

  • Swim 25m choice of stroke

  • Perform a ‘Shout & Rescue’

  • Tread water for 20s seconds at 3.0m using arms and legs.

  • Perform a surface dive

  • Exit the water without using the steps

BSC

100m Distance, 200m Distance

(The swimmer must perform front stroke with face in and arms coming over and back stroke with arm coming over the water).