Learn to Swim

In our Learn to Swim scheme we have seven coloured cap groups.  The beginners group is White Caps, then Yellow, Green, Purple, Blue, Red. The final group is Black Caps.

All groups match to one of the 7 stages of Swim Englands "Learn to Swim" Framework, the national syllabus for teaching swimming. White Caps matches to Stage 1, Yellow Caps to Stage 2, Green to Stage 3 and so on through to Black Caps (Stage 7).

The 7 stages  can be viewed here


To complete a stage, each swimmer must repeatedly demonstrate the outcomes expected for each stage and must do so to the required standard.

It is important to note that the NPTS concentrates extensively, particularly in the early groups, on developing water confidence and the basic techniques of swimming and that may not always involve stroke work.  Without developing these techniques (breathing, streamlining etc) development of strokes and of swimming technique in general will be inhibited.

When a swimmer moves, they receive a certificate celebrating their success and receive a new coloured cap. 

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