Learn to Swim Companion

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

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Learn to Swim Stage 3

During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 3, swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back.

Learn to Swim Stage 3 is part of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards.

They streamline through push and glides, whilst also swimming underwater.

Swimmers will develop safe entries into the water, including submersion, and travel up to 10 metres on their front and back. Water safety knowledge and rotation skills will also be progressed.

Learn to Swim Stage 3 Video

Click or tap play on the video below to view a summary of Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 3.

One of the fun areas of this stage is learning to go under the water to pick up an object.

This helps develop skills for a number of different disciplines, including synchro, diving and competitive swimming.

Swimmers will have their first opportunity to earn the Rainbow Distance 10m Award.

My Learn to Swim App: Sophia the Seahorse

Once your child has completed Learn to Swim Stage 3, they will be able to unlock Sophia the Seahorse on the My Learn to Swim app.

Sophia the Seahorse. Unlock Sophia the Seahorse after your swimmer has received the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 3 Award.

Learn to Swim Stage 3 Outcomes

By completing the Learn to Swim Stage 3 Award, swimmers will be able to:

  1. Jump in from poolside and submerge.
  2. Sink, push away from wall 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 5 metres on the front, perform a tuck to rotate onto the back and return on the back.
  6. Fully submerge to pick up an object.
  7. Correctly identify three of the four key water safety messages.*
  8. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the back.
  9. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the front.
  10. Perform a tuck float and hold for three seconds.
  11. Exit the water without using steps.

*The four key water safety messages include:

  • Always swim in a safe place.
  • Always swim with an adult.
  • If you fall in, float, breathe, relax.
  • If someone else in trouble, call 999/112.

Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards

View our introduction to the Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards or use the buttons below to find out more about the individual stages.

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