Swim England Swimming Challenge - Silver

Your child will be challenged to develop a wide range of skills and stamina in order to achieve this award, with a focus on good stroke style.

The Swim England Swimming Challenge Awards are for young people working towards Stages 8-10 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework, with Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards available.

Swimming Challenge Awards – Silver

This group of skills tests the pupil’s ability:

Section A

  1. To plunge dive into water of at least full reach depth.
  2. To swim 100 metres in less than three minutes using any stroke. A change of stroke may only occur at the completion of a length of the pool.
  3. To tread water for two minutes with one hand behind the back.
  4. To swim 10 metres, followed immediately by two surface-dives into water of full reach depth, one head first and one feet first, bringing an object to the surface on each occasion.
  5. To scull head first on the back for 10 metres and return by sculling 10 metres feet first. A horizontal position must be maintained throughout.

Section B

  1. To swim 800 metres: 400 metres on the front and 400 metres on the back. A change of stroke may only occur every 50 metres.
  2. To climb out at the deep end without assistance.

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