Monthly Archives: January 2018

Arena League Dates

The League Dates for the National Arena Swimming League for 2018 are:

Easter – 01/04/2018
Finals Day – 21/22/April /2018
Round 1 – 13/14  October 2018
Round 2 – 10/11 November 2018
Round 3 – 8/9 December 2018

 

 

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Information about Friday Night. Jan 2018

 

Stage Badges within each stage
Stage 1 Puffin
Stage 2 5m
Stage 3 10m
Stage 4
Stage 5
Stage 6 25m
Stage 7 50m

100m

Challenge 1

Personal Survival 1
Stage 8 200m

400m

Challenge 2

800m

Bronze

Personal Survival 2
Stage 9 1000m

Silver

Stage 10 Gold

1500m

2000m

3000m

5000m

 

Note: When swimmers complete each stage, they will also receive a badge and certificate. Stage 1 – Sub Sections

  1. the water safely
  2. Move forward for a distance of 5m, feet may be on or off the floor. **
  3. Move backwards for a distance of 5m, feet may be on or off the floor. **
  4. Move sideways for a distance of 5m, feet may be on or off the floor.
  5. Scoop the water and wash their face.
  6. Be comfortable with water from overhead.
  7. Move from a flat floating position on their back and return to standing.
  8. Move from a flat floating position on their front and return to standing.
  9. Push and glide in a flat position from the wall on their back.
  10. Push and glide in a flat position from the wall on their front.
  11. Know two pool rules
  12. Safely exit the water

** Once a swimmer can do one of these they are to be given their puffin badge

 

Stage 2 – Sub Section

  1. Jump in from poolside safely to a minimum depth of 1.0 metres
  2. Blow bubbles three times rhythmically, with nose and mouth in the water.
  3. Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing without support.
  4. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing without support.
  5. Push from the wall and glide on the back – arms by the side (stronger swimmers above the head)
  6. Push from the wall and glide on the front – arms in a rocket position above the head
  7. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on back for 5 metres **
  8. Travel using a recognised leg action with feet off the pool floor on front for 5 metres **
  9. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat position on the front, to a back floating position, then return to standing
  10. Perform a tuck to rotate from a flat position on the back to a front floating position, then return to standing.
  11. Perform a log role from back to the front.
  12. Perform a long roll from the front to the back.
  13. Exit the water safely without support.

** Swimmers must be able to swim 5m on their FRONT AND BACK to achieve their 5m award.

Stage 3 – Sub Sections

  1. Jump in from poolside and submerge to a minimum depth of 1.0 metre.
  2. Sink, push away from the wall and maintain a streamlined position
  3. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back.
  4. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front.
  5. Travel 5metres on the front, perform a tuck to roate onto the back and return on the back.
  6. Fully submerge to pick up an object
  7. Answer correctly three questions on the Water Safety Code.
  8. Push and glide and travel 10 metres on the back. **
  9. Push and glide and travel 10 meters on the front. **
  10. Perform a tuck float and hold for three seconds
  11. Exit the water without using steps, safely.

** Swimmers to receive 10m badge when completed front and back.

Stage 4 – Sub section

  1. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (Minimum of 3) whilst floating on the surface and demonstrate an understanding of floating.
  2. Push and glide from the wall towards the pool floor ( AT THE DEEP END)
  3. Kick 10 metres of backstroke (one item of equipment optional)
  4. Kick 10 metres of front crawl (one item of equipment optional)
  5. Kick 10 metres butterfly on the front or on the back.
  6. Kick 10 metres of breaststroke on the front (one item of equipment optional)
  7. Perform a head first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.
  8. Travel on back and log roll in one continuous movement onto front.
  9. Travel on front and log roll in one continuous movement onto back.
  10. Push and glide and swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional.

Stage 5 – Sub section

  1. Perform a flat stationary scull on the back.
  2. Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres in a flat position on the back.
  3. Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45seconds to include a rotation
  4. Tread water for 30 seconds
  5. Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water
  6. Push and glide and swim 10 metres backstroke (to Swim England Standard)
  7. Push and glide and swim 10 metres front crawl (to Swim England Standard)
  8. Push and glide and swim 10 metres breaststroke (to Swim England Standard)
  9. Push and glide and swim 10 metres butterfly (to Swim England Standard)
  10. Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of 3 seconds
  11. Perform a forward somersault
  12. Demonstrate an action for getting help.

Stage 6 –  Sub section

  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. **
  10. Perform a shout and signal rescue ***
  11. Perform a surface dive.

** Swimmer must be able to swim 25 metres of backstroke with good technique and one other stroke (Front crawl, Breaststroke or Butterfly).

 

*** To be assessed as part of Personal Survival 1 – a badge and certificate will be issued on completion. A minimum of 4 sessions of training/practise is required.

Stage 7 – Sub Section

  1. Push and glide and swim 25 metres backstroke
  2. Push and glide and swim 25 metres front crawl
  3. Push and glide and swim 25 metres breaststroke
  4. Push and glide and swim 25 metres butterfly
  5. Perform a movement sequence (linking skills with strokes and sculls) of one minute duration, in a group of three or more, incorporating a number of the following skills:Sculling: head first, feet first
  6. Rotation: forward or backward somersault, log roll
  7. Floating: star on the front or on the back, tuck float, create own
  8. Eggbeater: Moving, lifting one or both arms out of the water
  9. Perform a sitting dive or dive
  10. Push and glide and swim 50 metres continuously using one stroke **
  11. Push and glide and swim 100 metres, using a minimum of three different strokes ***
  12. Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds
  13. Complete an obstacle course (using a minimum of four objects) with feet off the pool floor throughout.

** 50 metres must be of backstroke and another stroke of the swimmers choice to a good standard (Breaststroke, front crawl or butterfly). Please note the month and year on the register.

*** 100 metres must be of backstroke and another stroke of the swimmers choice to a good standard (Breaststroke, front crawl or butterfly). Please note the month and year on the register.

Stage 8 – Sub Sections

 

  1. Complete a set lasting 400 metres (e.g. 16 x 25 metres, 8 x 50 metres, 4 x 100 metres) on a specific turnaround time agreed by the teacher or coach (e.g. 1.00 minutes for each 25 metres) with a focus on stroke technique and consistency.**
  2. Swim 400 metres continuously using one stroke.
  3. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres backstroke with or without using a board.
  4. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres breaststroke with or without using a board.
  5. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres butterfly without using a board.
  6. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres front crawl with or without using a board.
  7. Perform a backstroke turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.
  8. Perform a breaststroke turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.
  9. Perform a butterfly turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.
  10. Perform a front crawl turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.
  11. Perform a dive track or grab start, and kick butterfly underwater in a streamlined position for 5 metres with the focus on progressing it to 10 metres

** Within this badge we will complete a Bronze assessment. Stage 9 – Sub Sections

 

  1. Complete a set lasting 800 metres (either 16 x 50 metres, 8 x 100 metres, 4 x 200 metres) on a specific turnaround time as agreed by the teacher or coach (e.g. 1.30 minutes for 50 metres) with a focus on stroke technique and consistency.
  2. Swim 800 metres continuously using one stroke.**
  3. Swim a continuous 100 metre individual medley (4 x 25 metres) using recognised turns with a focus on stroke technique and consistency.
  4. Perform a 15 metre underwater kick on front from a push and glide in a streamlined position.
  5. Perform a backstroke start then butterfly kick in a streamlined position underwater up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall). Transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.
  6. Perform a front crawl start then kick in a streamlined position underwater up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall). Transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.
  7. Perform a butterfly start then kick in a streamlined position up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall). Transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.
  8. Perform a breaststroke start then perform a one and a half pull underwater. Transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.

** Within this badge a Silver assessment will be completed.

Stage 10 – Sub sections

  1. Complete a set lasting 1600 metres (either 16 x 100 metres, 8 x 200 metres, 4 x 400 metres) on a specific timed turnaround set by the teacher or coach (e.g. 2.30 minutes for 100 metres), focus on stroke technique and consistency.**
  2. Swim 1500 metres continuously using one stroke.
  3. Perform a continuous 100 metre individual medley kick (4 x 25 metres) without using a kick board.
  4. Swim a continuous 200 metre individual medley (4 x 50 metres) using recognised turns.
  5. Perform a front crawl relay take over – as an incoming swimmer.
  6. Perform a front crawl relay take over – as an outgoing swimmer.

 

**An assessment for Gold will take place during this section.