Learn to Swim Companion

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

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Learn to Swim Stage 5

During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 5, swimmers will develop their skills in treading water, learn the correct arm pulls for all four strokes and learn how to do handstands and somersaults.

Learn to Swim Stage 5 is part of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards.

This means they will develop their technique and perform all strokes to the Swim England Expected Standards.

The emphasis is on ensuring all work done in the previous stages is developed further.

Learn to Swim Stage 5 Video

Click or tap play on the video below to view a summary of Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 5.

A key activity in Learn to Swim Stage 5 is sculling, which is an important skill to master as it is not only prevalent in artistic swimming, but is also vital to ensuring water safety.

Learning to tread water is an important area of development and again is a crucial lifesaving skill.

Swimmers can achieve the Stage 5 Rainbow Stroke 10m Award in all four strokes.

My Learn to Swim App: Sara the Stringray

Once your child has completed Learn to Swim Stage 5, they will be able to unlock Sara the Stingray on the My Learn to Swim app.

Sara the Stingray. Unlock Sara the Stingray once your child has completed Stage 5 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 Awards

Learn to Swim Stage 5 Outcomes

By completing the Learn to Swim Stage 5 Award, swimmers will be able to:

  1. Perform a flat stationary scull on the back.
  2. Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.
  3. Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds to include a rotation.
  4. Tread water for 30 seconds.
  5. Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water.
  6. Push and glide and swim 10 metres backstroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  7. Push and glide and swim 10 metres front crawl (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  8. Push and glide and swim 10 metres breaststroke (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  9. Push and glide and swim 10 metres butterfly (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  10. Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of three seconds.
  11. Perform a forward somersault.
  12. Demonstrate an action for getting help.

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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