THE STA STANLEY FIRST STEPS SERIES

FOR CHILDREN AGED 2 YEARS TO 5 YEARS

Contains a series of 7 progressive awards....

STANLEY 1

  1. Identify the teacher

  2. Enter the water safely

  3. Splash feet at water’s surface while supported by wall/ woggle/adult and then return to a standing position

  4. Walk forwards, backwards and sideways through the water unaided for 5 metres.If in deeper water, unassisted walking actions may be substituted

  5. Move through the water on the front for 2 metres, turn around and move back to start position

  6. Move through the water for 2 metres on the back, roll to regain feet.

  7. Blow a small object across the pool for 2 metres

  8. Travel under a woggle bridge and through a shower created by a watering can

  9. Push and glide on the front

  10. Exit pool safely

STANLEY 2​

  1. Show an understanding of poolside safety

  2. Enter the water safely from the poolside

  3. Blow bubbles into the water, with mouth or nose and mouth submerged

  4. Move through the water for 2 metres on the front while blowing bubbles, return to an upright/standing position

  5. Move through the water for 2 metres on the back using an alternating leg action, ears in water and return to an upright/standing position

  6. Perform a star floating position on front or back

  7. Use front paddle action to move a ball across the pool

  8. Push and glide on the back

  9. Roll from front to back, looking at the ceiling

  10. Climb out of the pool safely

STANLEY 3

  1. Answer a question on poolside safety rules

  2. Enter the water from poolside, move forward 1 metre, then return and exit the pool unassisted

  3. Blow bubbles into the water with face submerged

  4. Perform a star float while on the back and regain the feet

  5. Move through the water while on the back, using an alternating leg action for 5 metres

  6. Move through the water 5 metres on the front, using front paddle action

  7. Complete a 360° turntable with feet off the pool floor

  8. Roll from back to front and return onto the back

  9. Jump or step into the water from poolside with hand support from a swimming teacher or assistant

  10. Show treading water action with legs on woggle – (seahorses)

STANLEY 4

  1. Answer 2 questions on poolside safety

  2. Swim 5 metres of front paddle, roll onto back and swim 5 metres on the back

  3. Bob up and down, submerging the face 4 times, exhaling underwater

  4. Pick up an object from below the water surface

  5. Perform 2 float positions, which may be in a sequence and performed on the front or the back

  6. Push and glide on back, tuck and roll forward to return to poolside

  7. Tread water, using arms and legs

  8. Attempt a circular action of either arms or legs

  9. Jump or step into pool safely unaided

  10. Climb out of pool safely unaided

STANLEY 5

  (NO BUOYANCY AIDS TO BE WORN)

  1. Answer 2 questions on poolside rules

  2. Swim 2 metres of front paddle or back paddle, without support

  3. Hold 3 different types of floating positions, each for 3 seconds

  4. Breathe rhythmically for 4 cycles, either supported or moving

  5. Jump or step in from poolside, tread water, turn and swim back to poolside

  6. Push off on the back and kick with a simultaneous leg action for 5 metres using a woggle or float

  7. Perform a push and glide on the front, keeping the face in the water and blowing bubbles

  8. Retrieve an object from bottom of pool

  9. Demonstrate front crawl arm action

  10. Demonstrate back crawl arm action

STANLEY 6

 (NO BUOYANCY AIDS TO BE WORN)

  1. Answer 2 water safety questions

  2. Push and glide on the back, arms by side, ears in water

  3. Swim through a submerged hoop

  4. Swim 3 metres on front using a breaststroke type leg action, holding 2 floats or woggle

  5. Swim 2 metres on the front and 2 metres back, paddle with a smooth transition in between (log roll)

  6. Step, star or pencil jump into the pool, tread water then return to poolside

  7. Hold the side of the pool and push off on the side under water

  8. Swim on the front, tuck up and return swimming on the back

  9. Swim 5 metres of either front crawl or back crawl

  10. Scull forwards, backwards or in a circle, using a woggle

STANLEY 7

 (NO BUOYANCY AIDS TO BE WORN)

  1. Answer 3 water safety questions

  2. Perform a star float, slowly change to a narrow float and return to a star float on either the front or back

  3. Push and glide on back with arms stretched then roll onto front

  4. Swim 2 metres, dolphin leg kick on the front or back

  5. Tread water for 10 seconds

  6. Swim 5 metres using a frog breaststroke type action of the arms and legs

  7. Swim 10 metres of front crawl confidently, attempt side breathing

  8. Swim 10 metres on the back confidently

  9. Swim through a submerged hoop and retrieve an object

  10. Scull/scoop head first ,using a woggle, and arms only

STANLEY SUPER STAR AWARD

 (NO BUOYANCY AIDS TO BE WORN)

  1. Answer 4 water safety questions

  2. Push and glide into a confident 10-metre swim

  3. Push and glide or swim, travel through a submerged hoop, retrieve an object, and return to poolside

  4. Use a float and kick on the front to collect 4 floating objects that are scattered around the pool. Return to poolside

  5. Swim 2 metres on back, rolling over horizontally to swim 2 metres on front, rolling over horizontally to finish with a back star float

  6. Push and glide from poolside on the back and kick for 2 metres, tuck up and roll forward on the vertical to swim back to poolside

  7. Kick for 5 metres on the back, balancing a toy on a float

  8. Jump into the water, swim to a raft (play raft) and climb onto it to sit down

  9. Jump into the water, tread water while turning around, swim back to poolside

  10. Exit the pool safely – over the poolside if possible or as the pool environment dictates – and continue off poolside to changing room

POOL LOCATION:
Aqualife Swim Centre
Unit 1B
Littlehampton Marina
Ferry Road
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5DS
MY DETAILS:
Ali Beyer
Mobile number:  07565 437982
Email:  Babystepsswimschool@gmail.com