Distance Awards

Distance Awards

At Arabian Swim Academy our classes focus on developing the strokes so that your child can efficiently cover much greater distances and become a ‘strong swimmer.’  The Distance series, is a range of awards that reward distance and stamina over distances from 5 metres to 5,000 metres and are used as additional incentives throughout our Learn to Swim Program.  Distance swims are usually run towards the end of each term and your badges/certificates can be bought poolside and sewn onto towels.

  • The 5, 10, 15 and 20 metre awards may be achieved by swimming the distance using any stroke or paddle.
  • The 25 metre award must be achieved by swimming a recognised stroke. Part of the distance covered should be in water deeper than 1.5m if this is available.
  • The 50 metre to 5000 metre awards must be swum continuously using one stroke or a combination of recognised strokes.
  • The pool side may be touched to turn but not to rest.