Learn to Swim Companion

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

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Learn to Swim Stage 4

Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 4 sees swimmers perfect their leg kicks for all four strokes and further develop push and glides, while also being introduced to sculling.

Learn to Swim Stage 4 is part of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards.

They will develop an understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills and should swim 10 metres to the Swim England Expected Standards.

Learn to Swim Stage 4 Video

Click or tap play on the video below to view a summary of Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 4.

By the end of this stage, swimmers are expected to have a clear ability to perform recognisable leg kicks for all four strokes.

If not achieved in Learn to Swim Stage 3, swimmers should claim their Rainbow Distance 10m Award, while also attaining the Rainbow Stroke 5m Award in front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and the Preliminary Safety Skills Award.

My Learn to Swim App: Tilly the Turtle

Once your child has completed Learn to Swim Stage 4, they will be able to unlock Tilly the Turtle on the My Learn to Swim app.

Tilly the Turtle. Swimmers who have achieved the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 4 Award can unlock Tilly the Turtle in the My Learn to Swim app.

Learn to Swim Stage 4 Outcomes

By completing the Learn to Swim Stage 4 Award, swimmers will be able to:

  1. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating on the surface and demonstrate an understanding of floating.
  2. Push and glide from the wall towards the pool floor.
  3. Kick 10 metres backstroke (one item of equipment optional).
  4. Kick 10 metres front crawl (one item of equipment optional).
  5. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back.
  6. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front (one item of equipment optional).
  7. Perform a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.
  8. Travel on back and log roll in one continuous movement onto front.
  9. Travel on front and log roll in one continuous movement onto back.
  10. Push and glide and swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional.

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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