Swim England Gold Challenge Certificate

Congratulations! Your swimmer has achieved their Swim England Gold Challenge Certificate! If you have been asked to do so, please purchase this badge and certificate. We will fill out the certificate and bring it to your next class.


Product Description

Congratulations! Your swimmer has achieved their Swim England Gold Challenge Certificate badge!

If we have emailed you to ask you to buy a Swim England Gold Challenge Certificate badge and certificate, please add this product to your cart and checkout. We will bring your badge and certificate to the next lesson for you to present to your child. Please ensure you have added your child’s name in full as you would like it to appear on the certificate when prompted to do so at checkout.

The Swim England Learn to Swim scheme is an inclusive syllabus for delivering structured and progressive swimming lessons for all ages. To achieve their badge they have to demonstrate the following:

      1. Plunge dive into water of at least full reach depth and swim 100 metres in two minutes 30 seconds or less, using two different strokes, 50 metres of each.
      2. Tread water for three minutes with one hand remaining above the head throughout. The arm raised may be changed no more than five times.
      3. Scull head first on the back for 10 metres, move into a tucked position and turn through 360 degrees keeping the head above water. Return to the starting point by sculling feet first with the feet at or near the surface throughout and the hands close to the hips.
      4. Swim 10 metres, perform a forward somersault without touching the pool bottom and continue to swim in the same direction for a further 10 metres.
      5. Swim 800 metres using three of the following strokes: front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, English backstroke or sidestroke for a minimum distance of 200 metres per stroke. A change of stroke may only occur every 100 metres. This swim to be completed in 25 minutes.
      6. Climb out at the deep end without assistance.


Please note: certificates are only available for purchase by Next Level Swimming Academy swimmers