By taking part in different aquatic disciplines you continue to develop fundamental sports skills. You can find out more about the sports on the Swim England sport ‘hubs’ by clicking or tapping here: swimming, synchro, water polo, and diving.
The 12 Awards comprising the Learn to Swim Stages 8-10 are:
- Learn to Swim Stages 8, 9, 10 Swimming
- Learn to Swim Stages 8, 9, 10 Diving
- Learn to Swim Stages 8, 9, 10 Artistic / Synchronised Swimming
- Learn to Swim Stages 8, 9, 10 Water Polo
Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway (Stages 8-10)
Once your swimmers has developed the core range of skills in stages 1-7 they are ready to learn a more advanced range of skills, they then have the choice to take part in different aquatic disciplines: Competitive Swimming, Flip ‘n’ Fun (Diving), AquaFun (Synchronised Swimming), Mini-Polo! (Water Polo)
Bronze, Silver, Gold and Honours Challenge Awards are integrated into the lessons after Stages 1-7. Distance awards will also be achieved.
As your swimmer develops, they will become aware of how the water moves around them and will be able to choose their own aquatic activity.
Stage 8 - Water Polo
By completing this Award, learners should be able to perform various skills including eggbeater kick, various directional sculling, head up front crawl and begin to understand the rules and gameplay of Water Polo
By completing this Award, learners should be able to perform various Water Polo strokes, developing ball control and being able to pass and catch the ball whilst moving and refining target practice.
By completing this Award, learners should be able to perform lots of quick directional changes and speed changes during game play and developed ball target accuracy. Gameplay will be developing being able to pass, defend and score effectively and rules of the game are understood.