Stingrays - Stroke Introduction

In our Stingray Classes, we introduce children to all four strokes by breaking down the technical elements of how to perform the four strokes; i.e. Body Positioning, Streamlining, Leg Kicking, Arm Pulling and so on.  Children will also develop skills in sculling, treading water and complete rotation as well gain endurance swimming the length of the pool.​

In these classes we continue to encourage and develop the growth of your child's water confidence, whilst enhancing swimming and water safety skills and promoting sensible behaviours and respect for the water.​  This level, as with all our child swim levels, is set by ability rather than by age.

Stingrays - Stroke development - To support Swim England Stages 4 & 5

Swim England Stage 4

  1. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst floating on the surface and demonstrate an understanding of floating

  2. Push and glide from the wall towards the pool floor

  3. Kick 10 metres backstroke

  4. Kick 10 metres front crawl

  5. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or back

  6. Kick 10 metres breaststroke on the front

  7. Perform a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back

  8. Travel on the back and log roll  in one continuous movement onto the front

  9. Travel on the front and log roll in one continuous movement onto the back

  10. Push and glide and swim 10 metres, choice of stroke. 


Swim England Stage 5

  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 and action for getting help

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


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