Mayfield Pool

IMPROVERS 4

Award: LTS Stage 4.

Aims: To concentrate on stroke technique and building confidence in deeper water, while building stamina over longer distances.


INTERMEDIATE 1

Award: 25 metres.

Aims: Swimmers are introduced to deep water. Stroke development will take place at the shallow end, skills such as treading water and jumping in will be taught in deep water.


INTERMEDIATE 2

Award: Water skills 3. 

Aims: To continue to develop all the strokes and begin changing the stroke technique from basic to efficient. Introduce bilateral breathing to front crawl, swimming in clothes and basic rescue skills.


INTERMEDIATE 3

Award: LTS Stage 5, 50 metres.

Aims: To improve strength and stamina in all strokes by swimming circuits of the designated pool area. 

Continue with basic rescue skills and introduce head first entries. Emphasise the importance of warming up prior to exercising.


ADVANCED 1

Award: Water skills 4, 50 metres.

Aims: To continue with the progression from basic to efficient technique in all strokes over the increased distance. 

The development of head first entries is continued.


ADVANCED 2

Award: LTS Stage 6, 100 metres.

Aims: To introduce 50m circuits in the three main strokes to improve stamina. 

Plunge dives are taught and perfected.


ADVANCED 3

Award: 200 metres.

Aims: To improve strokes, stamina and skills required for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Challenge awards.


BRONZE/SILVER/GOLD CHALLENGE

Award: Bronze, Silver, Gold, 400m & 800m.

Aims: To teach the strokes and skills required, at an advanced level, to enable the children to achieve these awards.


Rookie Lifeguard

We run Rookie Lifeguard and Survive & Save courses, which are designed by the Royal Life Saving Society and can be used as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and as part of the scouting programme.