Monday, June 6, 2011     17:19
Swim England Advanced Aquatics

Programme Stage 8 - 10

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Classes at stage 8 -10 last for 1 hour. Survive and Save Club are able to offer classes at stages 8 -10 covering a variety of different aquatics activities cover the Swim England Advance Aquatics Programme:

  • Competitive Swimming
  • Rookie Lifeguard
  • Diving
  • Water Polo
  • Synchronised Swimming

Each of our Advanced Aquatics classes follow the industry guidance on Safe Supervision for Teaching and Coaching Swimming. All teachers hold a minimum of a Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming (or suitable equivalent) qualification with endorsements to teach each of the specialist aquatics disciplines. Classes at stages 8-10 will contain up to 12 swimmers.

Competitive Swimming – swimmers learn to develop their technique over longer distances. They learn to perform starts, turns and finishes learning the basics to then be able to progress to a competitive swimming club.

Rookie Lifeguard – This programme is run using the RLSS Rookie Lifeguard Programme. Here swimmers develop essential water skills to keep themselves safe in and around water along with knowledge of what to do in an emergency to help others in difficulty.

Rookies will learn about swimming and lifesaving skills supported by water safety education to protect their lives should an accident occur in or out of the water.

Diving – Participants have fun learning new skills and developing water confidence. They are introduced to diving and jumping skills, the programme has been designed to encourage agility, co-ordination and balance, using children’s positive energy to increase their awareness in the water.

Water Polo – This is a fun, high energy ball game in the pool where it combines ball, swimming skills, agility and teamwork skills. In this Water Polo programme participants can play in standing depth water standing and in deep water. This is a great game and a good starting point for anyone thinking of taking up water polo.

As swimmers participate in different aquatics programme disciplines each term it will mean that they may pass for example Stage 9 Water in one term but Stage 8 in Competitive Swimming the following term. This does not mean that swimmers are going backwards, it is just a reflection of participation in different aquatics classes which members can participate in to develop a highly skill and versatile swimmer.

When swimmers reach the age of 12 and are able to complete a swim test they may be moved in to the senior lifesaving saving classes called the RLSS Survive and Save Programme.

To see how our learn to swim and advanced aquatics programmes and lifesaving classes all fit together along with our teacher and trainer education programme download the Swimmer Journey chart here


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