Speed Awards07/01/2016 All Awards
The Speed Awards cover all four strokes with Bronze, Silver and Gold Award categories.
The qualification table is listed below. This shows what a swimmer has to do to secure the Award. It allows for different pool lengths.
If a child achieves a Gold from the Speed Awards this is a good indication that he or she is potentially of a club standard.
The child and the child’s parents or guardians should be encouraged to ask the swimming teacher about joining a local club for further development.
Speed Awards Time Targets
The times below are in seconds and are the time for swimming a single length of a pool in the different strokes: Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly.
|20 Yards||20 Metres||25 Yards||25 Metres|
Teachers should be aware of the dangers of diving into shallow water. The Swim England Competitive Start Awards provide additional advice and guidance.