Badge scheme

Find out about our badge scheme.

We follow the STA’s international learn to swim programme, which we use as a guide for your child’s progression through the swim school. We love the STA scheme as it gives us flexibility on where to place your child, so the sole focus isn’t on getting their badge for a particular stage, but making sure they’ve developed each swimming stroke well. If a child is doing really well, we can also award them a higher badge to show you and your child how much they’ve come on.

Even though we think the badges we have our great, our focus is on swimming and enjoyment rather than just ticking each badge off through the swim school. If you want to find out more about each badge and what it involves, check out the descriptions below.

STA badge scheme

How the STA’s badges link together – please note, we may not strictly follow this scheme.