Expected Standards Learn to Swim Framework
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.
Stage 5 All Outcomes
Stage 5 Outcome 1
Body must be stretched out on the surface of the water, hands flat and palms facing the pool bottom, toes pointed and legs together. Arms/hands remain in the water throughout.
Stage 5 Outcome 2
Body must be stretched out and fingers angled downwards, legs together and toes pointed. Arms and hands remain in the water throughout.
Stage 5 Outcome 3
There must be directional changes, and inclusion of a rotation, e.g. a log roll, flip, turn. This might be demonstrated using activities such as 'Follow my Leader', mirroring each other and making patterns.
Stage 5 Outcome 4
The body must be upright, with the head clear of the water. Movements made must be stress-free and relaxed. The learner may use a variety of kicks including scissor, running-type action, breaststroke kick and eggbeater kick. Hands must remain under water and the skills must be performed in water ...
Stage 5 Outcome 5
Toes over the edge of the pool side, the jump to be upwards and forwards. The head remains up and eyes forward. The entry must be feet first. Jumps could show symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes e.g. star, pencil, soldier, one arm up, one arm down, etc.
Stage 5 Outcome 6
The 10 metres backstroke must be performed to Swim England Expected Standards.
Stage 5 Outcome 7
The 10 metres front crawl must be performed to Swim England Expected Standards.
Stage 5 Outcome 8
The 10 metres breaststroke must be performed to Swim England Expected Standards.
Stage 5 Outcome 9
The 10 metres butterfly must be performed to Swim England Expected Standards.
Stage 5 Outcome 10
Starting position may be from standing or from a push and glide in deeper water. The action could be suspended in deep water or hands on the pool bottom in shallow water. Body must be vertical and extended with legs together, toes pointed and arms extended. If learners are in deep water, a
Stage 5 Outcome 11
Starting position may be from a swim or a push and glide into a smooth roll in a controlled manner facing the direction the learner is heading. Maintaining a tucked shape, head to knees, pull and tuck into a ball and scull to rotate fully. Finishing position may be various e.g. standing, horizont...
Stage 5 Outcome 12