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Stage 4

Looking for your child to improve their technique? Splish Splash Swim Ltd Stage 4 children’s swimming lessons do exactly that.


Our Stage 4 swimmers should have either progressed from Stage 3 or can swim a minimum distance of 10m on their front and back, without buoyancy aids and be able to swim in deep water. Your child should be able to demonstrate good frontcrawl and backstroke technique and have been introduced to the butterfly and breastroke strokes.  At this stage, swimmers will feel confident swimming in all pool depths and be able to demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy.

In Stage 4 classes, your child will learn the importance and correct technique for fundamental shapes in the water and will master push and glides from the wall to the pool floor.  Swimmers will start to develop their butterfly and breastroke stroke techniques: by the end of the stage, they will be competent enough to kick for 10m using both butterfly and breastroke kick techniques. Your child will be taught the importance of sculling as a key concept for further stroke development and will be reminded about the significance of safety in the water.


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?

Please see our FAQ’s page.


Will my child get any awards?

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

In Stage 4 lessons, swimmers will achieve their:

  • Swim England 10m, 15m, 20m and 25m Distance Awards;
  • Swim England 15m, 20m and 25m Backstroke Award;
  • Swim England 15m, 20m and 25m Frontcrawl Award;
  • Swim England 5m and 10m Breastroke Award;
  • Swim England 5m and 10m Butterfly Award;
  • Swim England National Plan Stage 4 Award;
  • Swim England Waters Skills Grade 2;
  • Swim England Preliminary Safety Award.

We run Stage 4 swimming lessons at Ashby, Belgrave and Loughborough.