Celebrating Success

Distance Badges

We are starting to work towards distance badges with children and week 6 of every term we will be running lengths for the full night. This gives the higher Waves the chance to achieve longer distance awards and for the Wave 1’s and 2’s they will also be working towards achieving their 5m distance awards either by swimming unaided or aided (using noodles)

5m / 10m/ 15m / 25m / 50m / 100m / 200m / 400m / 600m / 800m / 1000m –

Badges and certificates cost £3 and you will be email after your child’s lesson advising what distance they have achieved and if you would like to order them a certificate and a badge.



We are really excited to be launching ‘Swimmer of the month awards’ as a way of recognising our swimmers that have achieved incredible personal success, by doing something which takes them out of their comfort zone or by achieving something which they have, in the past struggled with. 

We have introduced the Swimmer of the Month awards as a way of rewarding those children. Teachers are asked for nominations from the classes they teach and each month we make one award of a Dolphin Swimming Academy medal and certificate per evening/day.  Given that we may have up to 70 children swimming with us on one night, for a child to achieve this award is a great achievement.