Consisting of a series of awards that provide contrast and incentives within, or outside of, the Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP). They are:
The Distance Series comprises a range of awards that reward distance and stamina over distances from 5 metres to 5,000 metres and can be used as additional incentives throughout the ILSP.
The Kingfisher Series of 3 awards develops diving skills. It can be used to complement pupil’s activities during awards from Shark 1 onwards.
The Seal Series comprises 4 awards covering personal survival skills. It is recommended that this series is only undertaken by pupils who have completed the Shark Series Level 4.
The Beaver Series of 5 awards develops watermanship skills and leads into water polo and synchronised swimming activities.
The Otter Series introduce an understanding of anatomy and physiology and basic First Aid Skills in 4 awards; it is suitable to use for pupils who are at Key Stage 2 upwards and can be undertaken in the classroom.
The STA has a range of Incentive Awards for use within, or outside, of the ILSP including:
- The “I can Swim” badge, which can be used as an incentive for a pupil who can swim but perhaps cannot complete an award or cannot swim sufficient distance to achieve a Distance Award.
- Good Stroke Badges – badges available include “Good Front Crawl”, “Good Back Crawl”, “Good Breast Stroke”, “Good Butterfly”.
- A Certificate of Achievement, which can be presented for any suitable pupil achievement.