JEM Swim Awards

Stanley Level 2

JEM Beginners Class


This JEM class skill level is for children that have gained a little water or swimming pool experienece so far, this is an introduction to JEM swimming classes with the teacher in the pool for the entire class. A child’s first learn to swim experience is one of the most important in terms of capturing and retaining their interest. We believe the best way to achieve this is to create safe environments in which children can be introduced to the water whilst having fun and by providing a progressive learn to swim programme that is both challenging and rewarding.

Class Skills Set

Learning Outcomes

  1. Show an understanding of poolside safety
  2. Enter the water safely from the poolside
  3. Blow bubbles into the water, with mouth or nose and mouth submerged
  4. Move through the water for 2 metres on the front while blowing bubbles, return to an upright/standing position
  5. Move through the water for 2 metres on the back using an alternating leg action, ears in water and return to an upright/standing position
  6. Perform a star floating position on front or back
  7. Use front paddle action to move a ball across the pool
  8. Push and glide on the back
  9. Roll from front to back, looking at the ceiling
  10. Climb out of the pool safely


* On the first day of term we carry out an ability assessment and continue with evaluation of each student. JEM will identify the best award scheme and skill level for each student to aim for. Progress is best achieved by small steps of attainment. This class skill set table can be helpful when deciding which JEM swim class or group to enrol in.

JEM Swim School's STAnley First Step Series is designed to teach children aged 3 years upwards to learn to swim. After completing the 7 steps of the STAnley First Steps Series, learners should progress to the Goldfish Series. JEM would recommend that Older children should learn to swim via the Octopus Series route for age appropiate reasons. JEM will evaluate and adjust as found necessary.