JEM Swim Awards

Stanley Level 6

JEM Beginners +

Beginners Plus Class

This JEM class requires greater water confidenec and self trust skills to including the introduction of the aided breast stroke in addition to unaided swimming and boyancy on front and back. 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 water safety questions
  2. Push and glide on the back, arms by side, ears in water
  3. Swim through a submerged hoop
  4. Swim 3 metres on front using a breaststroke type leg action, holding 2 floats or woggle
  5. Swim 2 metres on the front and 2 metres back, paddle with a smooth transition in between (log roll)
  6. Step, star or pencil jump into the pool, tread water then return to poolside
  7. Hold the side of the pool and push off on the side under water
  8. Swim on the front, tuck up and return swimming on the back
  9. Swim 5 metres of either front crawl or back crawl
  10. Scull forwards, backwards or in a circle, using a woggle


* 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.