Swim Awards

Additional Awards:

Rainbow Distance Awards
This comprehensive collection of distance awards ranges from five metres with a buoyancy aid (Puffin) through to 5,000 metres. They are designed to develop their swimming ability and stamina.

The Alpha Step Awards
These provide small stepping stones for those individuals who may need additional support (shy/timid or some disabled individuals).

Personal Survival Awards
These awards teach pupils how to react should they find themselves in difficulty in water and provide a deeper insight into some of the dangers they could face. By having to wear everyday clothing during the assessment, these awards test pupils in a realistic way as they replicate the conditions they are most likely to experience if they find themselves in a dangerous situation.

Water Rescue Award
The Water Rescue Award is a natural follow on from the Personal Survival Awards. It gives participants a basic insight into lifesaving techniques as well as hands-on experience in a variety of rescues.

The Preliminary Competitive Start award
This award was introduced to ensure the safety of swimmers who perform racing dives. Teaching begins in deep water before progressing to diving from the side of the pool and starting blocks into shallow water.