Teaching the diving element of the Aquatic Skills Framework

Once a swimmer has reached Level 7 of the ASA Learn to Swim Framework it is recommended that they are then encouraged to take part in different aquatic disciplines to develop their fundamental sports skills.

Below you can find the outcomes expected from the ASA Learn to Swim Framework 8-10 for diving.

Stage 8 outcomes

This stage of the Learn to Swim Awards 8-10 Diving refines the Fundamental Movement Skills learned during the Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1-7. It adds the diving hand grab and introduces the concept of a dive.

Basic floats, glides and movements in the water, and on poolside, to refine the basic body positions for diving. By the end of Stage 8, divers will be able to perform:

  1. Front push and glide with hands grabbed
  2. Back push and glide with hands grabbed
  3. Forward somersault in the water
  4. Push and glide into forward tucked somersault to finish upright
  5. Sitting forward dive with hands grabbed from poolside
  6. Sitting pike line up on dryland

Stage 9 outcomes

This stage of the Learn to Swim Awards 8-10 Diving introduces jumps, rolls and falls from poolside as well as further developing and applying body shapes. By the end of Stage 9, divers will be able to perform:

  1. Forward jump straight from poolside
  2. Back jump straight from poolside
  3. Pike float to stretched position
  4. Forward jump tuck from poolside
  5. Forward tuck roll from poolside
  6. Forward pike fall from poolside
  7. Push and glide with a ½ twist (front and back)

Stage 10 outcomes

This stage of the Learn to Swim Awards 8-10 Diving introduces the arm swing to jumps from poolside, and builds on both forward and backward skills in the water and from poolside. By the end of Stage 10, divers will be able to perform:

  1. Armswing forward jump straight from poolside
  2. Back jump tuck from poolside
  3. Back push and glide into back circle
  4. Armswing forward jump tuck from poolside
  5. Push and glide into forward piked somersault to finish upright
  6. Back tuck roll from poolside
  7. Crouched forward dive with hands grabbed above head to start from poolside
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