The STA Learn to Swim programme aims to take children on a journey from their first splash to developing water confidence and competence, while having fun and making friends!
The stages are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water
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STA Learn to Swim Awards:
There are several stages to the STA Learn to Swim programme, which teaches children how to swim, about water safety and how to self-rescue from a young age. The programme provides a progressive aquatic pathway for learners of all ages to progress from their first aquatic experiences to becoming safe and proficient swimmers
The programme builds children's knowledge and skill development at each level, rewarding their achievements through a range of exciting rewards and certificates. There are five stages in total, which are interlinked, for children to work through...
A series of 7 progressive awards designed to teach learners from 3 years old basic swimming and water safety skills
A series of 3 progressive awards specifically designed for children aged 5 - 8 years old
Designed to be the next stage for swimmers who have progressed through either the STAnley First Steps Series or Octopus Series
Once swimmers have completed the Goldfish Series they can progress to the Angelfish Series. On completion of the 3 progressive awards in this series, swimmers will be capable of swimming 25 metres without aid, perform the butterfly stroke, master sculling techniques and entry into the water
On completion of the Angelfish Series, learners progress to the Shark Series. This series educates learners in basic water rescue and survival techniques, as well as starts and turns for each of the strokes. On completion of this series, learners will be able to swim 100 metres
Click here to find out more about the STA programme and awards, including learning outcomes of each stage
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