Core Aquatics’ Award of Achievement
To ensure our swimmers are always rewarded for their excellent swimming, Nicole created the Core Aquatics’ Award of Achievement. Swimming isn’t easy and some skills can be quite challenging, yet the more simple skills can be a huge milestone to overcome.
Introduction to the Learn to Swim Pathway
Core Aquatics uses the Swim England ‘Learn to swim’ pathway which recognises swimmer progression through certificates and badges. Since the Amateur Swimming Association re-branded to Swim England, the certificates have been redesigned and criteria has slightly changed. Please note the changes below.
The basic levels, such as Ducklings encourage swimmers to be comfortable in the water and build their confidence. The rest of the pathway gradually builds technique, stamina, skill and knowledge. At the end of the pathway the swimmer can choose, if they wish, to specialise in a particular area of swimming; diving, rookie lifeguard, synchronised swimming and competitive swimming...
Each category of award also contains a number of levels for example, there are four grades in the Duckling level.
To maintain standards, Core Aquatics operates a robust process of assessment verification within the Core Aquatics team, primarily using the Swim England standards guidance book.
Criterion must be shown over a number of weeks not just as a ‘one off’. We keep records of our swimmers’ awards to ensure they keep progressing through the Learn to Swim Pathway.