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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 STARFISH Awards are suitable for introducing babies as young as 6 months to swimming.

STARFISH 1
Learning outcomes:
  1. Helped baby to enter the pool safely
  2. Used swing dips to help familiarise baby with the water
  3. Supported baby on the front to enable movement freely around the pool
  4. Supported baby on the back to enable movement freely around the pool
  5. Encouraged baby to wash and splash their face with water
  6. Helped baby to leave the pool safely

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STARFISH 2
Learning outcomes:
  1. Held baby facing you and submerged yourself in the water for baby to see.
  2. Enabled baby to move freely around the pool using the safety hold.
  3. Moved around the pool using the seat hold, bobbing baby up and down.
  4. Supported baby on the back while walking backwards and zigzagging through the water.
  5. Encouraged baby to wash their face with water or submerge baby in the water, holding baby towards you.
  6. Encouraged baby to hold onto the poolside, with assistance if necessary.
STARFISH 3
Learning outcomes:
  1. Supported baby under the arms and encouraged baby to gently flop into the water from a sitting position on the poolside.
  2. Encouraged baby to move from front to back positions using a flip-flop rhythmical movement.
  3. Encouraged baby to reach for a toy while moving around the pool, supporting baby on the front.
  4. Helped baby to move through the water using a kicking action, while supporting baby on the back.
  5. Supported baby using the safety hold and rolled baby away from you, then gently back towards you.
  6. Used a buoyancy aid to support yourself while floating in the water, with baby laying on your chest or sitting on your tummy making eye contact.
STARFISH 4
Learning outcomes:
  1. Supported baby by the arms or hands to encourage movement into the pool from a sitting position.
  2. Used a forward hold to encourage and gently submerge baby.
  3. Used the Little Harbour hold to move around the pool while encouraging movement from baby.
  4. Encouraged baby to roll from a front position to a back position with support.
  5. Encouraged movement from baby by swiftly walking backwards while supporting baby on the back.
  6. Assisted and encouraged baby to hold onto the poolside and climb out (if baby has the physical ability).
STARFISH 5
Learning outcomes:
  1. Encouraged baby to jump into the water from a standing position on the poolside, while holding baby’s arms or hands.
  2. Supported baby while encouraging them to roll from a back position to a front position.
  3. Encouraged baby to make kicking movements with support either in a Front Surf or a Woggle.
  4. Encouraged baby with cues to submerge in a Duckling Dive.
  5. Swam around the pool with baby holding onto your back.
  6. Cued baby to submerge vertically and rotate 180 degrees in the pool.
  7. Supported baby in a front hold to move forwards and grasp a toy, then enabling return with support in a back float position.
STARFISH 6
Learning outcomes:
  1. Encouraged baby to enter the water freely from a sitting position on the poolside.
  2. Encouraged baby to move freely through the water, either with minimal support or with the use of a buoyancy aid.
  3. Cued baby to submerge vertically and rotate 360 degrees in the pool.
  4. Supported baby by the hands and encouraged movement in a figure of eight or snaking pattern through the water.
  5. Taken baby for a front or back ride through the water, with or without support.
  6. Cued baby to submerge in a Duckling Dive towards the poolside and encouraged baby to hold onto the poolside and climb out (if baby has the physical ability).