Delivery requirements for the Swim England Aquatic Skills Framework

This page outlines the key requirements for delivering the Swim England Aquatic Skills Framework for Stages 8-10 in swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo at your facility.

This framework not only provides a fun and exciting introduction to the different sports (or a favourite), but can retain and motivate swimmers to try a new activity in your pool and can help them to develop new skills.

Swimming

The table below outlines basic requirements for running Swim England Aquatic Skills Stages 8-10 programmes for swimming in your facility.

Swimming Requirements
Pool RequirementsMinimum 0.9m depth.
Teacher QualificationsRecommended
Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming (or equivalent) with Stages 8-10 Swimming CPD or Swim England Swimming Coach.
Minimum Standard
Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming.
Class SizeMaximum 12 per teacher.
Recommended AgeEight years +
Learner RequirementsMust have completed Learn to Swim Stage 7 to Swim England Expected Standards.
Operator Equipment ListKick Boards
Diving Blocks
Stop Watch
AwardsLearn to Swim Stage 8 Swimming
Learn to Swim Stage 9 Swimming
Learn to Swim Stage 10 Swimming

Synchronised Swimming

The table below outlines basic requirements for running Swim England Aquatic Skills Stages 8-10 programmes for synchronised swimming in your facility.

Synchronised Swimming Requirements
Pool RequirementsMinimum 0.9m depth.
Teacher QualificationsRecommended
Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming (or equivalent) with Stages 8-10 Synchronised Swimming CPD or Swim England Synchronised Swimming Coach.
Minimum Standard
Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) with Stages 8-10 Synchronised Swimming CPD or Swim England Synchronised Swimming Assistant (Coaching).
Minimum standard provided teacher is supervised by Level 2 Teacher or Coach.
Class SizeMaximum 12 per teacher.
Recommended AgeSix years +
Learner RequirementsMust be able to swim 25m unaided and be completely comfortable in deep water.
Operator Equipment ListNoodles
Bottles
Nose clips
Music system
Pull buoys
Floats
AwardsLearn to Swim Stage 8 Synchronised Swimming
Learn to Swim Stage 9 Synchronised Swimming
Learn to Swim Stage 10 Synchronised Swimming

Diving

The table below outlines basic requirements for running Swim England Aquatic Skills Stages 8-10 programmes for diving in your facility.

Diving Requirements
Pool RequirementsMinimum 1.8m depth with a suitable poolside take-off area.
Teacher QualificationsRecommended
Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming (or equivalent) with Stages 8-10 Diving CPD or Swim England Diving Coach.
Minimum Standard
Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) with Stages 8-10 Diving CPD or Swim England Diving Assistant (Coaching).
Minimum standard provided teacher is supervised by Level 2 Teacher or Coach.
Class SizeMaximum 12 per teacher.
Recommended AgeSix years +
Learner RequirementsMust be able to swim 25m unaided and be completely comfortable in deep water.
Operator Equipment ListSinking Hoops
Floats
Noodles
AwardsLearn to Swim Stage 8 Diving
Learn to Swim Stage 9 Diving
Learn to Swim Stage 10 Diving

Water Polo

The table below outlines basic requirements for running Swim England Aquatic Skills Stages 8-10 programmes for water polo in your facility.

Water Polo Requirements
Pool RequirementsMinimum 1.2 metres depth with two opposite pool sides to set up mini goals. For Stages 8 and 9, goals are not required.
Teacher QualificationsRecommended
Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming (or equivalent) with Stages 8-10 Water Polo CPD or Swim England Water Polo Coach.
Minimum Standard
Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) with Stages 8-10 Water Polo CPD or Swim England Water Polo Assistant (Coaching).
Minimum standard provided teacher is supervised by Level 2 Teacher or Coach.
Class SizeMaximum 12 per teacher.
Recommended AgeSix years +
Learner RequirementsMust be able to swim 25m unaided and be completely comfortable in deep water.
Operator Equipment ListMini Water Polo balls
Mini Water Polo goals (for Stage 10 only)
Water Polo caps (optional)
AwardsLearn to Swim Stage 8 Water Polo
Learn to Swim Stage 9 Water Polo
Learn to Swim Stage 10 Water Polo
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