The Swim England Expected Standards are referenced throughout the Learn to Swim Programme. They accompany our Awards to support teachers and coaches to maintain the highest standards when teaching children.
Each digital video shows you an individual outcome in the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework, Stages 1 to 7, and each outcome for the Swim England Aquatic Skills Framework, Stages 8 to 10 Swimming.
Toes over edge of pool, jump upwards and forwards whilst eyes are looking forward throughout, land feet first in water and allow body to fully submerge. Depth of water needs to be appropriate to the size of the learner. The taller the learner, the greater the depth of water required.
Learner starts by positioning themselves against the wall. Push using two feet on the wall (parallel to the surface of the water). Ensure that hands are one on top of the other, arms extended over ears and legs are together with toes pointed after pushing off.
Starting in the water, sink under the water eyes open with or without goggles. Pick up an object with two hands and return to the surface. Depth must be no more than the height of the learner. If in deep water a suspended object may be used.
Responses must include any three of the four water safety messages: 'Always swim in a safe place'; 'Always swim with an adult'; 'If you fall in, float, breathe, relax'; 'If someone else is in trouble, call 999/112'. Further details on water safety guidance can be found on the RLSS website, rlss.o...
Learner must take a deep breath and hold breath to ensure they are floating above the pool floor. Learner slowly curls up and bends knees into tummy tucking arms around knees whilst the chin rests on the chest. Maintain the tucked position for three seconds whilst remaining ‘suspended’ in the wat...