Ducklings

Your child can work towards four different colourful awards, each with its own certificate, badge and sticker. Duckling 1 will see children start to move independently and by Duckling 4 they will be jumping in, submerging, floating and swimming five metres without aids.

Suitable for children old enough to follow instructions and who can move independently, they are great at promoting increased independence and water confidence to help prepare for Stage 1 of the Learn to Swim Framework.

Stage 1

At the end of this stage your child should be able to:

  1. Enter the water safely
  2. Move forwards for a distance of five metres
  3. Move backwards for a distance of five metres
  4. Move sideways for distance of five metres
  5. Scoop the water and wash face
  6. Be at ease with water showered from overhead
  7. Move into a stretched floating position using aids, equipment or support
  8. Regain an upright position from on the back, with support
  9. Regain an upright position from on the front with support
  10. Push and glide in a horizontal position to or from a wall
  11. Take part in a teacher-led partner orientated game
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules
  13. Exit the water safely

Stage 2

At the end of this stage your child should be able to:

  1. Jump in from poolside safely
  2. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged
  3. Regain upright position from the back without support
  4. Regain an upright position from the front without support
  5. Push from wall and glide on the back
  6. Push from wall and glide on the front
  7. Travel on the back for five metres, aids or equipment may be used
  8. Travel on the front for five metres, aids or equipment may be used
  9. Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright position
  10. Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright position

Stage 3

At the end of this stage your child should be able to:

  1. Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth 0.9 metres)
  2. Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined position
  3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back
  4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front
  5. Travel on the front, tuck to rotate around the horizontal axis to return on the back.
  6. Fully submerge to pick up an object
  7. Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code
  8. Travel 10 metres on the back
  9. Travel 10 metres on the front

 

Stage 4

At the end of this stage your child should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy
  2. Perform a tuck float for five seconds
  3. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating at the surface
  4. Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor
  5. Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional)
  6. Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional)
  7. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back
  8. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the back (equipment optional)
  9. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (equipment optional)
  10. Perform on the back a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a horizontal position
  11. Travel on back and roll in one continuous movement onto front
  12. Travel on front and roll in one continuous movement onto back
  13. Swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional

Challenges

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Rookie Lifeguard

As well as offering parents the comfort of knowing their children are aware of the dangers of swimming in open water, the Bronze, Silver and Gold stage awards ensure children have a solid safety education, and have learned rescue and resuscitation techniques.

Each stage is sub-divided into three levels and each stage runs roughly for eight to 10 weeks. Your children can enter a course at any point during the stage and progress at his or her own speed.

The Rookie Lifeguard Programme also comes with the Water Safety Award, the Life Support Award and the Achievement Awards. There are also other bolt-on awards that can be achieved, such as Snorkelling, Paddle Board and Beach Awards.

Rookie's Learning Basic First Aid
Rookie's Towing using an aid
Rookie's making a dry side rescue
Rookie's learning a shallow dive
Rookie's using a contact tow

Want to enrol in our classes??

Call us on: 0208 4160181

e-Mail us on: flippers.swimming@gmail.com

 

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News

THIS TERM END DATES

 

Saturday:  15/12/18

Sunday:    16/12/18

 

 

Please be aware that as stated in our Terms and Conditions on the swimming forms all lessons are non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.

 

Many Thanks

Barbara