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Stage 3

Splish Splash Swim Ltd delivers Stage 3 children’s swimming lessons for those that want to move further in the water and improve their stroke technique.


Our Stage 3 swimmers should either have progressed from Stage 2 or can swim a minimum distance of 5m on their front or back without any buoyancy aids. In this stage, children will be taught how to improve their technique to swim further in the water. Swimmers will continue to develop their push and glides in this stage by being taught the importance of streamlining and log rolling. Swimmers will be able to fully submerge to pick up an object and answer three questions on the Water Safety Code.

How old does my child have to be to join this class?

Please see our FAQ’s page.


Will there be a teacher in the water with my child?

There will always be a teacher in the water with Stage 3 children.

Will my child receive any awards?

We believe in continual assessment, placing no stress on award weeks and not putting pressure on children to perform.

In Stage 3 lessons, swimmers will achieve their:

  • Swim England Ducklings Five Award;
  • Swim England 10m Distance Award;
  • Swim England 5m & 10m Backstroke Award;
  • Swim England 5m & 10m Frontcrawl Award;
  • Swim England National Plan Stage 3 Award.

We run Stage 3 swimming lessons at Ashby, Belgrave and Loughborough