Assessment Outcomes & Expected Standards Stage 1 – 7

Stage 1 (OCP) Assessment Outcomes

By completing this you will be able to:

  1. Enter the water safely using a swivel entry
  2. Travel 5m with a woggle on the front, attempts should be made to have the face in the water.
  3. Travel 5m with a woggle on the back, body position should be flat.
  4. Move sideways for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.
  5. Scoop the water and wash the face.
  6. Be comfortable with water showered from overhead.
  7. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing.
  8. Move from a flat floating position on the front with the face in the water and return to standing.
  9. Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall.
  10. Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall.
  11. Give examples of two pool rules.
  12. Exit the water safely.

Stage 1 (OCP) Expected Standards

To be completed with or without aids, equipment or support.  Swimmers must also complete the Puffin award to move to Stage 2.

  1. Enter the water safely using a swivel entry

Steps may be used for swimmers with mobility issues.

  1. Travel 5m with a woggle on the front, attempts should be made to have the face in the water.

Using a woggle or other suitable aid, swimmers must kick for 5m on the front.  The body position must be flat and relaxed.  The swimmer should confidently have the face in the water. By passing this criteria swimmers can also achieve their Puffin award.

  1. Travel 5m with a woggle on the back, body position should be flat.

Using a woggle or other suitable aid, swimmers must kick for 5m on the back. The body position must be flat and relaxed, with the ears in the water and looking upwards. By passing this criteria swimmers can also achieve their Puffin award.

  1. Move sideways for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.

The swimmer should be relaxed and moved through the water with balance and ease.

  1. Scoop the water and wash the face.

Swimmers must remain calm and confident during the action. Swimmers who wear goggles for lessons should also attempt this without goggles.

  1. Be comfortable with water showered from overhead.

Swimmer must remain calm and confident during the action.  This may be a teacher lead activity, e.g. showering a water can and swimmers walk under it comfortably.  Or can be achieved by a swimmer led activity, pouring water over their own head.   Swimmers who wear goggles for lessons should also attempt this without goggles.

  1. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing.

Starting position must be flat and relaxed with ears in the water looking up.  Star float on the back and return to standing. A woggle or other aid can be used for this criteria.

  1. Move from a flat floating position on the front with the face in the water and return to standing.

Starting position must be flat and relaxed with face in the water, looking down.  Star float on the front and return to standing.  A woggle or other aid can be used for this criteria.

  1. Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall.

Arms must be in a streamlined position, face in the water, looking down to the bottom.  A woggle or other suitable aid can be used to support the swimmer.  Swimmers do not have to start holding the wall, but must push off the wall.

  1. Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall.

Arms can be held at the side, or holding a float on the chest.  Swimmers do not have to start holding the wall, but must push off the wall. A woggle or other suitable aid can be used to support the swimmer.

  1. Give examples of two pool rules.

Examples, not swimming alone, shower before entering, no food, listen to the lifeguard, no diving in shallow water.

  1. Exit the water safely.

Swimmers to climb out of the water unaided.  Steps may be used for swimmers with mobility issues.