New Swim England Learn to Swim Awards launched

01 June 2017

Following the announcement of the new Swim England brand, the newly designed Learn to Swim Awards are now available.  The Swim England Learn to Swim programme remains the most successful of its kind in England, more than 80 per cent of learn to swim programmes use the content to help deliver lessons. 

The new designs were created with young people in mind. Swim England (SE) spoke to focus groups to get inspiration for the design process, to make them fresh, appealing and exciting.  To make it simpler for providers, parents and children, they have also consolidated the Rainbow Distance and Stroke Awards into one set.

Updates to the Stage 1-7 outcomes

As part of the redesign of the Learn to Swim Awards, SE spoke to more than 100 teachers, tutors and operators on the content of Learn to Swim Stages 1-7.  Using feedback from these people, SE have tweaked the outcomes which can be downloaded here. This will help to create more natural progressions through the stages linking to all of the aquatic disciplines.

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