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.
Sitting dive: Sitting on the edge of the pool, learners place their feet on the wall, chin on the chest and extend the arms to squeeze the ears. Roll forwards bending at the waist, as they start to fall forwards push off the
pool wall with both feet, extend and glide under the water.
An alternating leg kick must be performed whilst maintaining a high knee position. The thigh remains relatively still whilst the lower leg rotates. The learner must appear to perform the movement with ease and a degree of calmness. The head should remain above the surface throughout.