The Aqua Kidz awards scheme is designed to take the swimmer on a journey from their first splash, increasing their confidence in the water, mastering the core aquatic skills and developing technical competence in the four competitive swimming strokes.
The stages follow a progressive pathway which develops skills such as safe entries and exits, buoyancy and balance, rotation and orientation, travel and co-ordination, streamlining and aquatic breathing as well as water safety and preparation for exercise.
Once the children start in the term time swimming lessons they are given an Aqua Kidz Swimming Awards sticker book. This book details the various levels and criteria require to achieve each award. Once the swimmer has passed the next level they are presented with a certificate and a sticker that they can place in their book.
Certificates & stickers are given out on the last swimming lesson of each term.
DISTANCE AWARDS & WATER SAFETY
Throughout the stages swimmers will have the opportunity to gain distance badges. These are awarded for how far a child can swim with good technique.
A basic water safety award and personal survival certificate are also awarded to swimmers as they progress through the stages.