Teaching Groups

Swimmers in teaching groups will be assessed (normally termly) & promoted once criteria have been achieved.

Group/Squad Aims & Objectives

TADPOLES

  • Criteria from ASA Stage 1 – 3
  • 10m Front crawl
  • 10m Backstroke

SHRIMPS

  • Criteria from ASA Stage 3 & 4
  • 25m Front crawl
  • 25m Backstroke
  • Idea of Breaststroke & Butterfly legs

GOLDFISH

  • Criteria from ASA Stage 4 – 6
  • 50m Front crawl 
  • 50m Backstroke 
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 12m Butterfly Kick
All Goldfish swimmers are to be able to swim efficiently without becoming excessively exhausted

PIRANHAS

  • Criteria from ASA Stage 5 – 7
  • 100m Front crawl 
  • 100m Backstroke 
  • 50m Breaststroke
  • 25m butterfly Kick plus an understanding of fly arms
All Piranhas swimmers are to be able to swim efficiently without becoming excessively exhausted

STINGRAYS

  • Criteria from ASA Stage 6 – 8
  • All Stingrays wishing to promote to Dolphins are to have a basic understanding of all turns and can perform all strokes legally
  • Other times & stroke criteria as set out in Dolphins Squad criteria

Please note ASA Stages are given as a guideline, we find that swimmers joining from external swim lessons often start at a lower level with us.