Swimming awards

Stage 8

By completing this stage, you will be able to:

  1. Complete a set lasting 400 metres (for example, 16 x 25 metres, 8 x 50 metres, 4 x 100 metres) on a specific turnaround time agreed by the teacher/coach (for example, 1.00 minutes for each 25 metres) with a focus on stroke technique and consistency.
  2. Swim 400 metres continuously using one stroke.*
  3. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres backstroke with or without using a board.
  4. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres breaststroke with or without using a board.
  5. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres butterfly without using a board.
  6. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres front crawl with or without using a board.
  7. Perform a backstroke turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.
  8. Perform a breaststroke turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.
  9. Perform a butterfly turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.
  10. Perform a front crawl turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.
  11. Perform a dive track or grab start, and kick butterfly under water in a streamlined position for 5 metres with the focus on progressing it to 10 metres.**

* Swimmer's choice.
** Delivery will depend on the pool design and facilities available.