AWARDS

 

We use the Amateur Swimming Association’s National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) as a template for our Award Scheme. The NPTS is a comprehensive, progressive framework for teaching swimming, based upon sound, technical and educational principles.

Once a swimmer makes sufficient progress within their group we discuss the possibility of changing to a different session time which is more suitable to the improved ability.

We believe in testing pupils individually and continuously and on an informal basis, rather than for example, having one official test date per term. This gives the swimmer the opportunity to progress quicker according to his or her own ability rather than having to wait for a batch of swimmers to improve or a set date for testing.

The NPTS scheme works towards increased distances, water skills, water safety and personal survival awards. At the same time we work towards improving stroke technique and speed. Badges and Certificates can be purchased at the desk once the swimmer receives a Well Done/Confirmation Slip.

We are also happy to test your child for their Brownies/Cubs Badges. Please bring in their handbook or a photocopy of the relevant syllabus.

Teachers are always happy to discuss your child's progress. For Health & Safety reasons this cannot be done on poolside during the lesson as this will distract the swimmers and the teacher who must have their full attention on their class. Please feel free to telephone Jane to discuss any issues or questions you may have.