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Awards

Baby Swimmers uses Starfish, the official water safety programme for babies through the STA.

There are 6 awards throughout the series with the aim of concentrating on one Starfish award per ten-week block, after which you will receive a certificate and badge upon completion, which you can purchase at an additional cost of £2.50.

It should therefore take just over a year to achieve all six, and then your babies/toddlers can move to the more advanced Stanley Awards Programme.

Please click on one of the award types below to view further details or purchase badge & certificate:

The STAnley - First Steps Series offers a progressive aquatic awareness programme for young children from 2 years to 5 years by combining a flexible mix of lessons, activities and incentives. 7 progressive levels, each with its own full-colour A4 certificate and woven badge.

The STAnley - First Steps Series focuses on creating fun, positive experiences for young children that will not only help them to develop physically, but also emotionally, intellectually and socially too, whilst equipping them with key safety skills in the water.

It builds upon our commitment to making water a safe and enjoyable environment for young children, where they can gain valuable skills for a lifetime’s successful and safe swimming, and enjoyment of the aquatic environment.

The STAnley - First Steps Series also links together and provides a more logical progression from the STARFISH baby and young child water safety programme, to the STA's International Learn to Swim Programme and the National Teaching Plan.

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Badge & Certificate

Price: £2.50

Qantity:
STANLEY 1
Demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Identify the teacher.
  2. Enter the water safely.
  3. Splash the feet on the surface, whilst holding the rail, trough or poolside and then return to 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
  6. Move through the water 2 metres on the back, regain feet.
  7. Blow a small object across the pool for 2 metres.
  8. Using a woggle as a bridge and a watering can as a shower, move under the waterfall.
  9. Push and glide on the front.
  10. Exit pool safely.

* It is recommended that all skills be performed in shallow water. Buoyancy aids may be used; adult assistance in the water is optional.

STANLEY 2
Demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Show an understanding of poolside safety.
  2. Enter the water from the poolside safely.
  3. Blow bubbles into the water, nose and mouth submerged.
  4. Move through the water for 2 metres on their front returning to a standing position.
  5. Move through the water for 2 metres on their back using an alternating leg action with the eyes looking at the ceiling, return to standing position.
  6. Perform a floating position.
  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, look at the ceiling.
  10. Climb out of the pool safely.

* It is recommended that all skills be performed in shallow water. Buoyancy aids may be used; adult assistance in the water is optional.

STANLEY 3
Demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Answer a question on poolside safety.
  2. Enter the water from poolside, move forward 1 metre then return and exit from the pool unassisted.
  3. Hold the rail, trough or poolside, with the face in the water and blow bubbles.
  4. Perform a star float whilst on their back and regain the feet.
  5. Move through the water whilst on their back using an alternating leg action for 5 metres.
  6. Move through the water 5 metres on their front using front paddle action.
  7. Complete a 360 turntable with feet off pool floor.
  8. Roll from front to back and then stand up.
  9. Jump into the water from poolside with hand support from carer.
  10. Tread water action with legs on woggle (seahorses).

* It is recommended that all skills be performed in shallow water. Buoyancy aids may be used; adult assistance in the water is optional.

STANLEY 4
Demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Answer 2 questions on poolside safety.
  2. Swim 5 metres front paddle, tuck and roll onto back, swim 5 metres on back.
  3. Hold the rail, trough or poolside, bob up and down and submerge the face 4 times exhaling underwater.
  4. Pick up an object from below the water surface.
  5. Perform 2 float positions.
  6. Push and glide on front and roll onto back.
  7. Tread water action with arms and legs.
  8. Attempt a circular action of either arms or legs.
  9. Jump into pool safely unaided.
  10. Climb out of pool safely unaided.

* It is recommended that all skills be performed in shallow water. Buoyancy aids may be used.

STANLEY 5
Demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Answer 2 questions on poolside rules.
  2. Swim 2 metres front paddle or back paddle.
  3. Hold 3 different types of floating positions for 3 seconds each.
  4. Hold the rail, trough or poolside and breathe rhythmically 4 cycles.
  5. Jump in from poolside, turn and swim back to support at wall, climb out safely.
  6. Tread water (may be in a spinning action).
  7. Perform a push and glide on their 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.

* It is recommended that all skills be performed in shallow water. Buoyancy aids may NOT be used unless stated.

STANLEY 6
Demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Answer 2 water safety questions.
  2. Push and glide on front with arms stretched, face in water.
  3. Swim through a submerged hoop.
  4. Swim 3 metres using a breaststroke type leg action, holding 2 floats or woggle.
  5. Swim 2 metres on their front and 2 metres back paddle with a smooth transition in between.
  6. Star or pencil jump into the pool, tread water then return to poolside.
  7. Hold side of pool; push off on side under water.
  8. Swim on front, tuck up and return swimming on back.
  9. Swim 5 metres either front crawl or backstroke.
  10. Using a woggle scull forwards, backwards or in a circle.

* It is recommended that all skills be performed in shallow water. Buoyancy aids may NOT be used unless stated.

STANLEY 7
Demonstrate the ability to:
  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 their front or back.
  3. Push and glide on back with arms stretched then roll onto front.
  4. Swim 2 metres dolphin leg kick on their 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 meters front crawl confidently, attempting side breathing.
  8. Swim 10 metres on their back confidently.
  9. Swim through a submerged hoop and retrieve an object.
  10. Scull headfirst using arms only.

* It is recommended that all skills be performed in shallow water. Buoyancy aids may NOT be used unless stated.