JEM Swim Awards

Stanley Level 5

JEM Beginners +

Beginners Plus Class

This JEM class steps up the skill level for improving beginner children and requires the first level of unaided swimming and boyancy that will initiate the learning skills of swimming. 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 rules
  2. Swim 2 metres of front paddle or back paddle, without support
  3. Hold 3 different types of floating positions, each for 3 seconds
  4. Breathe rhythmically for 4 cycles, either supported or moving
  5. Jump or step in from poolside, tread water, turn and swim back to poolside
  6. Push off on the back and kick with a simultaneous leg action for 5 metres using a woggle or float
  7. Perform a push and glide on the front, keeping the face in the water and blowing bubbles
  8. Retrieve an object from bottom of pool
  9. Demonstrate front crawl arm action
  10. Demonstrate back crawl arm action


* 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.