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Sharks - Stage 6 - Stroke Development

Stage 6 / Sharks are our most advanced set of classes where we concentrate on developing and finely tuning the skills required for all four strokes.

Swimmers at this level become competent in all four strokes as well as maintaining a high quality stoke over distance.  This will prepare our children for club swimming if that is their aim.  Certainly when children graduate from our classes, they will be confidently swimming all four strokes and will be of a competent level to enter a swimming club/squad.



Sharks - Stroke development and stamina - To support Swim England Stages 6 & 7

Swim England Stage 6

  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 6 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’ resuce

  11. Perform a surface dive


Swim England Stage 7

It is recommended that Stage 7 is practiced at a pool with at least 20m length.

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 (Easter, Summer and Christmas) and these are a very important part of our achievements process.

In addition to our own assessments and in-house certificates the Swim England nationally recognised badge and certificate if achieved can be purchased for £5.50 per set.  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.

As we operate to the Hampshire Schools calendar for our term dates, our lengths of terms vary throughout the year.  Please see our Term Dates section for each forthcoming term