Syllabus for badges

This list is a guideline and where possible we keep to this sequence. The skills are balanced, yet we are aware that all swimmers develop at different stages; so teachers have the option to make decisions in the best interests of their swimmers and some badges may not be completed — this is to enable swimmers to move through the syllabus steadily. The Badges in BOLD are the benchmark badges.

Beginner 1
SaS Badges
Alpha steps 1, 2, 3
Duckling 1, 2, 3, 4Stage one
Duckling 5

Stage 2
Shallow
5m, Tadpole 1, 2<

Stage 3
Shallow
10m, Tadpole 3, 15m, 25m
Poolfrog 1, 2

Stage 4
25m
Poolfrog 1, 2

Stage 5
50m, 75m

Stage 6
100m / 200m

Stage 7
200m / 400m

Bronze Challenge
Stages 8 – 10
Lengths 3
Personal survival 1,
400m, 600m

Silver Challenge
Lengths 4
800m, 1000m
Stage 8 competitive
Personal survival 2Gold Challenge
Lengths 5
1500m +
Stage 9 competitive

Post Gold Lengths
Stage 10 competitive
Stage 8, 9, 10 diving
Stage 8, 9, 10 water polo
Start Rookie possible
(this group are to offer ‘tasters’ in other spheres of swimming)

Survive and Save Lifesaving Awards Programme for 12 + yr olds
The awards are progressively structured into three levels:
BRONZE
SILVER
GOLD

Leading to the DISTINCTION award
Each level has a CORE Element, which is followed by 4 stands:
Medallion
Beach
Stillwater
Sport

NATIONAL POOL LIFEGUARD QUALIFICATION (NPLQ)
To run concurrently with the awards above for 16+ yr olds

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