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Swimming at Audenshaw

Children from KS2 attend weekly swimming lessons at Active Medlock.

Autumn term – Year 5

Spring term – Year 4

Summer term – Year 3


The children work really hard towards swimming awards. Here’s a breakdown of what they have to do…


Award 1:

1. Answer two water safety questions

2. Enter the pool safely, steps, ramp, swivel

3. Move 3 meters in the water by, walking, jumping, hopping or holding side

4. Jump up and down in the water, holding the side if required

5. Using aids perform and alternating leg action across the pool

6. Blow bubbles in the water

7. Float with support and return to a standing position

8. Exit pool safely and unassisted 


Award 2:

1. Answer two water safety questions

2. Enter the pool safely, steps, ramp, swivel

3. Scoop water with hands and wash face

4. Use aids to swim front and back paddle for 5 metres

5. Push and glide on front and back

6. Using aids perform a treading water action with the legs

7. Using aids, rotate from a back float to a front float and return to a back float

8. Swim 2 metres front and back and paddle unaided


Award 3:

1. Swim 5 metres on front, roll and swim 5 metres on back without aids

2. Perform 10 metres of kicking legs on front with aids, whilst blowing bubbles

3.Attempt breaststroke legs on back with aids

4. Whilst standing attempt front crawl arms

5. Whilst standing attempt back stroke arms

6. Perform a star float on front or back and hold for 5 seconds

7. Jump in with assistance if required

8. Perform a reach rescue


Award 4:

1. Jump in, swim 5 metres on front and turn onto back, swim back to point of entry (no aids)

2. Swim 10 metres front crawl attempting side breathing

3. Swim 10 metres back stroke

4. Tread water for 10 seconds

5. Submerge and collect a toy from the pool floor

6. Swim 5 metres breastroke (aids may be used)

7. Perform dolphin leg action

8. Perform a mushroom float for 3 seconds


Award 5:

1. Swim 15 metres front crawl

2. Swim 15 metres back crawl

3. Swim 10 metres breaststroke

4. Scull head first or feet first for 5 metres

5. Attempt butterfly arms

6. Perform a head or feet first surface dive

7. Swim 25 metres of learners choice (must be a recognised stroke and without aids)

8. Jump in, tread water for 20 seconds, swim 5 metres, turn around, swim back to the point of entry and climb out


Award 6:

1. Swim 25 metres front crawl

2. Swim 25 metres back stroke

3. Swim 15 metres breaststroke

4. Perform a forwards and backwards somersault

5. Jump in, tread water for 45 seconds, swim back to the point of entry and exit

6. Swim 5 metres butterfly

7. Perform the HELP position

8. Perform a straddle entry


Award 7:

1. Swim 50 metres front crawl

2. Swim 50 metres back stroke

3. Swim 25 metres breaststroke

4. Swim 75 metres continuously

5. Tread water for 1 minute

6. swim 10 metres butterfly

7. Perform a throwing rescue

8. Swim 25 metres in shorts and T shirt


Award 8:

1. Scull head first and feet first for 10 metres

2. Enter the water with a straddle entry, swim 25 metres in shorts and T shirt, tread water for 1 minute waving one arm, surface dive, swim 5 metres underwater, surface and remove clothing

3. Perform the huddle position

4. Throw a rope 5 metres to a conscious casualty

5. Swim an individual medley incorporating transition procedure at the end of each stroke

6. Perform an accompanied rescue

7. Swim 25 metres Old English backstroke

8. Swim 5 metres of a recognised front stroke, perform a feet first surface dive, tuck and swim 5 metres underwater


Final assessment:











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