The Swim England Learn to Swim programme is the national syllabus from Swim England, the national governing body for swimming.
It takes children through from their first splash to full competence in the water using fun activities and games. Along the way children can be motivated by rewarding them with Swim England awards.
There are over 100 awards but the easiest way to get started is to encourage achievement of the 25 awards at the heart of the journey. The skills required to achieve each stage badge are detailed below.
When you start your swimming lessons with Lincs Inspire you are given a journey progress book to record your awards and monitor progress. Once the stage appropriate badge is earnt that stage is complete and you will move into the next stage. Certificates and badges cost £2.50 and are available from reception when your child recieves an award slip from their teacher. The purchase of these is at parents' discretion.