Speed Awards07/01/2016 All Awards
The Speed Awards cover all four strokes with Bronze, Silver and Gold Award categories. These Awards are usually taught at club level, although some swimmers might complete the Bronze Award in the later stages of the of our Learn to Swim Programme.
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.
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Teachers should be aware of the dangers of diving into shallow water. The Swim England Competitive Start Awards provide additional advice and guidance.