SwimWay | Beginner 1 & 2 - SwimWay Swimming School
The Swimway children’s award system is built with a 10 level structure. With roots in the ASA and STA awards systems, we have further developed the programme into our own unique approach to work more consistently with our teaching methodology.
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Beginner 1 & 2


(A nervous child, unhappy to be in the water)

At this level, we focus on water safety and confidence to ensure the child is safe and happy in the environment.


(A confident child, willing to take part)

Skills to Develop:

  • Kicking front/back – hands on, controlled with assistance
  • Blow bubbles at the water surface
  • Wet the head without submersion

Pass Criteria/Badges:

  1. Bubble Award 1 (Blow bubbles on the surface of the water)
  2. Enter and exit with/without assistance