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Stage 7

Our Stage 7 classes help children develop strength, speed and stamina. In this stage, Splish Splash Swim Ltd emphasises the importance of diving, personal survival skills and looking out for others.


Our Stage 7 swimmers should have progressed from Stage 6 or be able to swim a minimum distance of 100m frontcrawl, backstroke and breastroke and swim at least 50m butterfly with basic technique.

In our Stage 7 classes, swimmers will build upon their previous stroke knowledge and improve technique, stamina, and strength; speed will be increased and there will be an emphasis on learning to dive. Swimmers will learn more about personal survival skills and how to look out for others.

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 7 lessons, swimmers will achieve their:

  • Swim England 1000m, 1500m, 1 mile Distance Awards and more;
  • Swim England National Plan Stage 7 Award;
  • Swim England Waterskills Grade 6 Award;
  • Swim England 50m & 100m Breastroke Award;
  • Swim England 100m Butterfly Award;
  • RLSS Personal Survival Two Award.

We run Stage 7 swimming lessons at AshbyBelgrave and Loughborough.


What happens after Stage 7?