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By completing this Award you will be able to:

  1. Give two examples of how to prepare for exercise and understand why it is important.

  2. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke.

  3. Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl.

  4. Swim 10 metres wearing clothes.

  5. Push and glide and swim front crawl to include at least six rhythmical breaths.

  6. Push and glide and swim breaststroke to include at least six rhythmical breaths.

  7. Push and glide and swim butterfly to include at least three rhythmical breaths.

  8. Push and glide and swim backstroke to include at least six regular breaths.

  9. Push and glide and swim 25 metres, choice of stroke is optional (performed to Swim England expected standards).

  10. Perform a ‘shout and signal’ rescue.

  11. Perform a surface dive.

Octanauts 6

Whilst swimming in stage 6:

  • Swimmers begin personal Survival skills from stage 6.

  • As well as building on their stoke technique, speed and stamina across all stokes with an introduction to competitive swimming skills.

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