Stage 9


In stage 9, swimmers will work towards completion of a 800 metre set with a specified turn around time; 800 metre continuous swim; 100 metre Individual Medley and correct starts to Swim England Expected Standards on Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Freestyle.

Swimmers will be able to complete the following:

  1. Complete a set lasting 800 metres on a specific turnaround time.
  2. Swim 800 metres continuously using one stroke.
  3. Swim a continuous 100 metre individual medley 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.

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