Amateur Swimming Association swim pathway
Level 1: For beginners to develop basic safety awareness and water confidence. Swimmers may use float aids.
Level 2: Developing safe entries into the water, basic floating skills and travelling up to 5 metres. Swimmers may use float aids.
Level 3: Further developing safe entries including submersion and travelling up to 10 metres. Swimmers will be assessed without the use of float aids.
Level 4: Developing buoyancy skills, kicking technique for all strokes and swimming 15 metres.
Level 5: Developing skills through sculling and treading water and complete rotation.
Level 6: Developing effective skills across all strokes and water safety skills.
Level 7: Developing pool entry skills and further stroke development.
Level 8: Developing more advanced swimming techniques and turn ability across all strokes. Completing a 40-metre set on a specified turnaround time.
Level 9: Working towards completion of an 800-metre set with a specified turnaround time and turn development.
Level 10: Underpinning previous skills already learnt and 1200-metre swim time sub 24 minutes.
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