Swimming awards

Stage 9

By completing this stage, you will be able to:

  1. Complete a set lasting 800 metres (either 16 x 50 metres; 8 x 100 metres; 4 x 200 metres) on a specific turnaround time as agreed by the teacher/coach (for example, 1.30 minutes for 50 metres) with a focus on stroke technique and consistency.
  2. Swim 800 metres continuously choosing one stroke.*
  3. Swim a continuous 100 metres individual medley (4 x 25 metres) using recognised turns with a focus on stroke technique and consistency.
  4. Perform a 15 metres underwater kick on front from a push and glide in a streamlined position.
  5. Perform a backstroke start then butterfly kick in a streamlined position under water up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall), transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.**
  6. Perform a front crawl start, underwater kick in a streamlined position up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall). Transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.***
  7. Perform a butterfly start, kick in a streamlined position up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall). Transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.***
  8. Perform a breaststroke start, perform a one and a half pull under water, transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.***

*Swimmer's choice.
**Backstroke start may need to be adapted depending on pool design.
*** Delivery will depend on the pool design and facilities available.