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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.

Welcome Back

We are really looking forward to re-opening Splish Splash Swim and welcoming all our swimmers, parents, friends and colleagues back to the pool. We’ve are extremely lucky to have received support and good well wishes from you all on reopening!!

The schools have been working extremely hard over lockdown to ensure the pools we use are ready and everything is in place for a safe environment for all when we restart our lessons.

Below are details that have been put into place for our safe return back to the pool!

As I’m sure you can appreciate, we’ve had to adapt various elements of our pools due to the current circumstances and to protect the safety of our swimmers, parents and colleagues.

Please ensure you read this information thoroughly before starting back swimming. All the measures detailed below are based on government and Swim England guidance as well as our own risk assessments.

Swimming Lessons

The general measures detailed below will apply.

We will run fewer lessons within the pool at one time to allow for both children and swimming teachers to social distance. This may affect the times we are able to offer customers.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to your lesson and wait outside in the allocated area.

On arriving, there will be a one-way system in place, directing you and your child to the lesson.

Only one parent should attend with a child, to reduce the number of people in the building.

Parents must wear a face mask on entering as well as removing outdoor shoes before they walk onto poolside.

Pupils will be required to arrive for lessons readily changed in their costumes, hats and goggles. This will help all teachers start their lessons on time.

Swim Teachers will maintain social distancing from pupils where they are able possible to do so.

All swimmers must bring their own equipment (please see check list below).

Lesson times will remain at 25 minutes (unless stated).

No changing facilities will be available at this present time.

If anyone has any concerns with the above measures, we please ask you to contact Vicky on


We look forward to seeing you all soon


Vicky and the Splish Splash Team