The Swim2u Swim School Programme surrounds a scheme of 5 progressive awards designed to build water confidence, water safety skills and stroke development for pupils.
Swim2u Swim School main aim is for every child to be safe and confident in the water and to demonstrate at least two recognised strokes, with the ability to swim 25m unassisted to a high standard. The detailed criteria for all award elements will need to be completed to achieve the associated School Swimming Academy rewards.



The Swim2u Swim School aims to provide a complete progressive aquatic pathway for learners of all ages to progress from their first aquatic experiences through to becoming safe proficient swimmers.



The Octopus series is an exciting series of 3 progressive awards specifically designed for child aged between 5 to 8 years old.
This enables older children to access the Learn to Swim pathway and develop their confidence, knowledge and skills. We believe the best way to achieve this is to create safe environments in which children can be introduced to the water whilst having fun and by providing a progressive learn to swim programme that is both challenging and rewarding.
On completion of the Octopus series, learners can progress through the Learn to Swim journey and move on to the Goldfish, Angelfish and Shark series. A child’s first learn to swim experience is one of the most important in terms of capturing and retaining their interest.



This programme is designed to be the next stage for swimmers who have progressed through either the STAnley First Steps Series or Octopus Series.
The Goldfish series is an exciting series of 3 progressive awards expanding on skills in a fun, progressive, challenging and rewarding way.
On completion of this series, swimmers will be able to swim 15 metres without any aid as well as perform basic floats.



Once swimmers have completed the Goldfish Series they can progress to the Angelfish Series. On completion of the 3 progressive awards in this series, swimmers will be capable of swimming 25 metres without aid, perform butterfly stroke as well as mastering sculling techniques and entries to the water.



On completion of the Angelfish Series, learners progress to the Shark Series. This series educates learners in basic water rescue and survival techniques as well as starts and turns for each of the strokes. On completion of the series learners will be able to swim 100 metres.



The Advanced Swimmer Series consists of three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold; each award has a badge and certificate. This series develops swimming technique, speed, stamina and water polo or synchronised swimming skills.