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Dolphin 1, 2 and 3 - Supporting Swim England Stage 2

Learn to Swim Classes for children confident with their faces in water & starting to swim 

without the use of buoyancy aids

Having achieved a good level of water confidence and ease in the water as well as feeling comfortable with faces in the water this level builds the aquatic breathing along with developing safe entries into the water, floating, travel front and back up to a distance of 5 metres, and rotating the body to regain an upright position.  Children will be assessed without the use of buoyancy aids or support. All four competitive strokes are practised.

On Completion of this stage your child will be able to:-

  1. Jump in from poolside safely.   

  2. Blow bubbles in a minimum of three times rhythmically, with nose and mouth submerged.  

  3. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing without support.    

  4. Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing without support. 

  5. Push from a wall and glide on the back – arms can be by the side or above the head.    

  6. Push from a wall and glide on the front with arms extended

  7. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the back for 5 metres, without the use of floatation equipment.

  8. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on the front for 5 metres, without the use of floatation equipment

  9. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the front, to a back floating position, then return to standing. 

  10. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat floating position on the back, to a front floating position, then return to standing.  

  11. Perform a log roll from the back to the front 

  12. Perform a log roll from the front to the back

  13. Exit the water safely, without support. 

 

Swim England stages can be difficult to achieve termly so we ensure children do not get

dis-hearted by awarding them with our own Little Swim Club certificates free of charge

at the end of each term and these are a very important part of our achievements process.

In addition to our in-house certificates the Swim England nationally recognised badge

and certificate if achieved can be purchased for £6.00.  Progress may be seen

by logging into your own personal client hub. Please email the office to place an order.

All our Child Classes are half an hour long and are £15.00 per class payable termly

in advance. Please see our Term Dates section for each forthcoming term