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Stage 5

While improving stroke technique, Splish Splash Swim Ltd Stage 5 classes teach more complex water skills in preparation for the next stage.


Our Stage 5 swimmers should have progressed from Stage 4 or can swim a minimum distance of 25m frontcrawl and 25m backstroke. Swimmers need to be able to demonstrate that they can kick for 10m using breastroke kick and using butterfly kick.  Swimmers should be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain a basic stroke technique in all depths of the pool.

In our Stage 5 classes, the teacher will work with swimmers to improve stroke technique in all four strokes. Your child’s water skills will be developed as they learn to tread water, swim through hoops and perform a stationary scull, head first and feet first scull. Your child will learn how to execute a handstand and forward somersault in the water and they will be able to demonstrate an action for getting help.


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 5 lessons, swimmers will achieve their:

  • Swim England 25m and 50m Distance Award;
  • Swim England 25m and 50m Backstroke Award;
  • Swim England 25m and 50 Frontcrawl Award;
  • Swim England National Plan Stage 5 Award;
  • Swim England Water Skills Grade 3 Award;
  • Swim England 15m, 20m and 25m Breastroke Award;
  • Swim England 15m, 20m and 25m Butterfly Award.

We run Stage 5 swimming lessons at AshbyBelgrave and Loughborough.