Learn to Swim Companion

A guide to the Learn to Swim Programme

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Learn to Swim Stage 6

Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 6 teaches swimmers how to prepare for exercise, while developing an efficient technique for all four strokes and further developing surface dives.

Learn to Swim Stage 6 is the penultimate stage of the core Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards.

The effective swimming skills taught include coordination, breathing and an understanding of water safety.

Within this stage, swimmers will work on all the other strokes, including streamlining, improving their technique with both their arms and their legs.

Learn to Swim Stage 6 Video

Click or tap play on the video below to view a summary of Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 6.

Swimmers will also learn to swim in clothes and understand how to be safe when they’re in and around water.

At Learn to Swim Stage 6, they can also achieve their Rainbow Distance 20m and 25m Awards and work towards their Personal Survival 1 Award.

My Learn to Swim App: Maisie the Marlin

Once your child has completed Learn to Swim Stage 6, they will be able to unlock Maisie the Marlin on the My Learn to Swim app.

Maisie the Marlin. Unlock Maisie the Marlin with the Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 6 Award.

Learn to Swim Stage 6 Outcomes

By completing the Learn to Swim Stage 6 Award, swimmers will be able to:

  1. Give two examples of how to prepare for exercise and understand why it is important.
  2. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke.
  3. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl.
  4. Swim 10 metres wearing clothes.
  5. Push and glide and swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths.
  6. Push and glide and swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths.
  7. Push and glide and swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths.
  8. Push and glide and swim backstroke to include at least six regular breaths.
  9. Push and glide and swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional (performed to Swim England expected standards).
  10. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue.
  11. Perform a surface dive.

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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