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A Guide to Swim Stages

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Please use this guide to help you determine which stage of Swimming or Aquatics you or your child should be in. Please note assessment

may be required to establish which stage should be entered.

First Splash and Aquababes are swimming lessons attended by child and parent. From Starfish (3 years+) onwards, the child attends

swimming lessons on their own. Parents can spectate from the designated viewing areas.

 

Under 5s

Class Pre-Requisite ASA Award
First Splash With parent, 4 months-18 months N/A
Aquababes With parent, 18mths - 3yrs N/A
Starfish New 3 and 4 year olds into our lessons* Ducklings 1
Crabs 3 and 4 year olds who have completed Starfish. The child has completed Ducking 1 and doesn’t need adult support in the water. They are confident using swimming aids (woggle) traveling on front and back in a horizontal position. The child must be able to submerge the face confidently. The child must be able to follow age appropriate instructions. Ducklings 2 and 3
Seahorses 3 and 4 year olds who have completed Starfish. The child has completed Duckling 2 and 3. The child is now confident in their own depth of water without aids. Who can put face in while kicking with float on front and back. The child must be able to follow age appropriate instructions. Ducklings 4, Stage 1 and 2.
*4yr olds at Sportspace Tring and Kings Langley

 

Children over 5 years - FUNdamental Movement Skills

Class Pre-Requisite ASA Award
Stage 1: Octopus New beginner swimmers Stage 1
Stage 2: Turtles Passed Stage 1 and able to lie on front with face in water & lie on back with chin up and kicking with long legs. Stage 2
Stage 3: Penguins  Berkhamsted Stage 3b's - has passed Stage 2
Berkhamsted Stage 3a's - has passed Stage 3b and can travel 1 length of the main pool on front and back
All other sites - has passed Stage 2
Stage 3 + 5 metres 
Stage 4: Seals Passed Stage 3 and able to swim 5 metres front and back crawl with over arm recovery and long leg kicking action, and able to swim 5 metres breast stroke. Stage 4
Stage 5: Dolphins Passed Stage 4 and able to swim 1 length front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Stage 5 + 15 metres
Stage 6: Sharks Passed Stage 5 and able to swim 2 lengths front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke, and able to swim 1 length of dolphin kick. Stage 6 + 25 metres
Stage 7 Passed Stage 6 and able to swim 4 lengths front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke, and able to swim basic butterfly. Stage 7 + 50 metres + 100 metres
On passing Stage 7, your child becomes a complete swimmer.

 

FUNdamental Sports Skills

Class Pre-Requisite ASA Award
Stage 8: Swimming Passed Stage 7 and able to swim 25 metres front, back, breast and do correct butterfly including breathing. Stage 8
Stage 9: Swimming Passed Stage 8 and able to swim 400 metres and kick 25 metres front, back, breast and butterfly. Stage 9 + 800 metres
 Stage 10: Swimming  Passed Stage 9 and able to swim 800 metres and 1000 metres individual medley.  Stage 10 +1500 metres

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Sportspace Athletics Track
Sportspace Berkhamsted
Sportspace Hemel Hempstead
Sportspace Kings Langley
Sportspace Longdean
Sportspace Tring
Little Hay Golf Complex
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Sportspace Berkhamsted

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.15am 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Thursday 6.15am 10.00pm
Friday 6.15am 9.00pm
Saturday 8.00am 8.00pm
Sunday 8.00am 9.15pm

 

*Gym opening times differ, please click for more information.

Sportspace Athletics Track

Centre Opening Times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 2.00pm 6.30pm
Wednesday 2.00pm 9.00pm
Thursday 2.00pm 6.30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 10.00am 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 2.00pm

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.15am 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Thursday 6.15am 10.00pm
Friday 6.15am 10.00pm
Saturday 8.00am 8.00pm
Sunday 8.00am 10.00pm

 

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead is open from 9am-10pm on bank holiday Mondays.

 

*Gym opening times differ, please click for more information.

Sportspace Kings Langley

The Sportspace Kings Langley team operates various classes and courses for all ages in local venues. Please note that these classes are not included in the Gymspace Direct Debit Membership.

 

For more information, please call 01442 507100.

Sportspace Longdean

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Thursday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Friday 4.00pm 10.00pm
Saturday 9.00am 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 9.00pm

 

Please note Sportspace Longdean is closed on Bank Holidays.

 

*Gym Opening Times

Sportspace Tring

Centre Opening Times

Monday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Tuesday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Wednesday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Thursday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Friday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 9.15pm
Saturday 9.00am 8.15pm
Sunday 9.00am 9.30pm

Little Hay Golf Complex

Opening Times

Summer Weekdays 7.00am 9.00pm
Summer Weekends 7.00am 8.00pm
Winter Weekdays 7.00am 6.00pm
Winter Weekends 7.00am 6.00pm

XC

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 10.00am 10.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am 10.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am 10.00pm
Thursday 10.00am 10.00pm
Friday 10.00am 10.00pm
Saturday 10.00am 10.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 10.00pm

 

*Please call reception on 01442 507100 for the specific opening times of each activity.