Progression of Badges

STA Badges

Starfish

STA Badges

The STARFISH Awards are suitable for introducing babies to swimming, and is undertaken in shallow water with the guardian in the water holding and supporting the baby.Buoyancy aids may be worn but they are unnecessary as the guardian is holding the baby throughout. It is important that the baby is also supported properly, including the head; eye contact should always be maintained and words of encouragement frequently given.


STAnely

STA Badges

The STAnley - First Steps Series offers a progressive aquatic awareness programme by combining a flexible mix of lessons, activities and incentives. There are 7 progressive levels, each with its own full-colour A4 certificate and woven badge. They focus on creating fun, positive experiences for young children that will not only help them to develop physically, but also emotionally, intellectually and socially too, whilst equipping them with key safety skills in the water.


Learn to Swim

Pupils progress through four levels - Octopus, Goldfish, Angelfish and Shark. Within each of these levels there are three awards. On completion of Level 4 Shark, pupils will be able to:

Advance Skills

STA Badges

The Advanced Swimmer Series consisting of three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold; each award has a badge and certificate. This series develops swimming technique, speed, stamina. The Water Safety Skills Series also comprising three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold; with badges and certificates. This series develops survival and rescue skills.