During Swim England Learn to Swim Stage 3, swimmers will develop their kicks, on both their front and their back.
They streamline through push and glides, whilst also swimming underwater.
In this stage, swimmers begin to learn how to breathe to the side in front crawl, allowing them to travel longer distances independently. Water safety knowledge and rotation skills will also be progressed.
One of the fun areas of this stage is learning to go under the water to pick up an object. This helps develop skills for a number of different disciplines, including synchro, diving and competitive swimming.
To pass this stage, swimmers must be able to swim 10m front crawl and backstroke, with the ability to breathe to the side on their front. They should also be able to perform breaststroke kick with a float and dolphin wiggle.
In addition to the Stage 3 award, swimmers have the opportunity to earn the Rainbow Distance 10m and 25m Awards.