Rainbow Award Scheme

National Plan Award Stage 1

SKILL DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE EACH LEVEL

ASA standards are expected when assessed

  • Enter the water safely
  • Move forwards, backwards and sideways for a distance of 5m
  • Scoop the water and wash face
  • Be at ease with water showered from overhead
  • Move into a stretched floating position using aids, equipment or support
  • Regain an upright position from on the back, with support
  • Regain an upright position from on the front, with support
  • Push and glide in a horizontal position to or from the wall
  • Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules
  • Exit the water safely

 

National Plan Award Stage 2

SKILL DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE EACH LEVEL

ASA standards are expected when assessed

  • Jump from poolside safely
  • Blow bubbles a minimum of 3 times rhythmically with nose and mouth submerged
  • Regain an upright position from the back without support
  • Regain an upright position from the front without support
  • Push from wall and glide on the back
  • Push from wall and glide on the front
  • Travel on the front for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
  • Travel on the back for 5 metres, aids or equipment may be used
  • Perform a rotation from the front to the back to gain an upright position
  • Perform a rotation from the back to the front to gain an upright position

 

National Plan Award Stage 3

SKILL DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE EACH LEVEL

ASA standards are expected when assessed

  • Jump in from poolside and submerge (min depth 0.9m)
  • Sink, push away from wall on side and maintain a streamlined position
  • Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back
  • Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front
  • Travel on the front, tuck to rotate on the horizontal axis to return on the back
  • Fully submerge to pick up an object
  • Answer 3 questions on the water safety code
  • Travel 10 metres on the front and on the back

 

National Plan Award Stage 4

SKILL DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE EACH LEVEL

ASA standards are expected when assessed

  • Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy
  • Perform a tuck float for 5 seconds
  • Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of 3) whilst floating on surface
  • Push and glide from the wall to the pool floor
  • Kick 10m backstroke
  • Kick 10m front crawl
  • Kick 10m butterfly on the front or on the back
  • Kick 10m breaststroke on the back
  • Kick 10m breaststroke on the front
  • Perform a headfirst sculling action on the back for 5metres, horizontal position
  • Travel on the back and roll in one continuous movement onto the front
  • Travel on the front and roll in one continuous movement onto the back
  • Swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional

 

National Plan Award Stage 5

SKILL DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE EACH LEVEL

ASA standards are expected when assessed

  • Perform a horizontal stationary scull on the back
  • Perform a feet first sculling action for 5 metres whilst horizontal on the back
  • Perform a sculling sequence with a partner for 30-45 seconds, include rotation
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Perform 3 different shaped jumps into the water
  • Swim 10 metres Backstroke
  • Swim 10 metres Front crawl, face in the water
  • Swim 10 metres Breaststroke
  • Swim 10m Butterfly
  • Perform a handstand and hold for a minimum of 3 seconds
  • Perform a forward somersault, tucked, in the water
  • Demonstrate an action for getting help

National Plan Award Stage 6

SKILL DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE EACH LEVEL

ASA standards are expected when assessed

  • Demonstrate an understanding of preparation for exercise
  • Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into backstroke
  • Sink, push off on side from the wall, glide, kick and rotate into front crawl
  • Swim 10m with clothes on
  • Swim front crawl to include at least 6 rhythmical breaths
  • Swim breaststroke to include at least 6 rhythmical breaths
  • Swim butterfly to include at least 6 rhythmical breaths
  • Swim 25m choice of stroke is optional
  • Perform a ‘shout and rescue’ signal
  • Perform a surface dive
  • Exit the water without using steps

National Plan Award Stage 7

SKILL DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE EACH LEVEL

ASA standards are expected when assessed

  • Swim 25m Backstroke
  • Swim 25m Front crawl
  • Swim 25m Breaststroke
  • Swim 25m Butterfly
  • Perform a movement of sequence of 1 min duration, in a group of 3 or more incorporating a number of the following: sculling, rotation, floating, egg beating
  • Perform a sitting dive
  • Swim 50m continuously using one stroke
  • Swim 100m, using a minimum of 3 different strokes
  • Tread water using an eggbeater action for 30 seconds
  • Complete an obstacle course (using a minimum of 4 objects) with feet off the bottom