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As most of you are aware, your children are now assessed every 8 weeks in line with the Swim England Learn to Swim Scheme, to see if they can pass the stage they are working towards and move up to the next group. It's the clubs target for the majority of children to pass and move to the next group in 16 weeks. As all children learn in different ways and at different speeds, this will depend on the individual child and on whether your child is a regular attender. So, please don’t be disheartened if your own child/children do not move within this time scale. In partnership with this we will also be teaching the children, the correct strokes and building their stamina over a number of distances. The criteria to be passed in each stage has also been amended slightly and in some cases, is now harder to achieve. The Swim England Learn to Swim Awards are designed to reward children for their development of the essential skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water. Children will no longer be moving up to the large pool after they have achieved Stage 4. We have found that those children that have, are not confident in the large pool and do not have the skills require for that pool.
Your children can also work towards Waterpolo stages 8,9 & 10 once they are in the large pool, they can take part in the mini-polo and junior water polo at 7,30pm in the large pool.