All our swimmers - Cygnets, Ducklings, Tadpoles, Otters and Stingrays are rewarded for the hard work they put into learning to swim. Depending upon the ability level and age of the swimmer children can achieve the following awards which are detailed below.


Our cygnet swimmers follow the STA STARFISH scheme which is an innovative series of 6 progressive awards designed to introduce babies from a few months old with an accompanying adult to a water adventure where water confidence and safety skills are introduced.


Our duckling, pre-school children, follow Swim England's Duckling awards. There are four awards to be achieved.




Children in the Tadpole, Otter & Stingray classes follow both distance and skills badges:-

Stanley – Levels 1 through to 7

Octopus – Levels 1 through to 3

Goldfish – Levels 1 through to 3

Kingfisher – Levels 1 & 2 and Water Skills 1 through to 3 complete the series.

Distances badges 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m & 25m can also be awarded