JEM Swim Awards

Stanley Level 4

JEM Beginners Class

Improving Beginners

This JEM class skill level for improving beginner children that have gained water confidence and are comfortable in the swimming pool learning new skills and aquatic experieneces. This class level will accomodate children into JEM swimming classes with the teacher in the pool for the entire class. A child learning to swim should be both fun and educational. 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. Answer 2 questions on poolside safety
  2. Swim 5 metres of front paddle, roll onto back and swim 5 metres on the back
  3. Bob up and down, submerging the face 4 times, exhaling underwater
  4. Pick up an object from below the water surface
  5. Perform 2 float positions, which may be in a sequence and performed on the front or the back
  6. Push and glide on back, tuck and roll forward to return to poolside
  7. Tread water, using arms and legs
  8. Attempt a circular action of either arms or legs
  9. Jump or step into pool safely unaided
  10. Climb out of pool safely unaided


* 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.