How do we know whether our child has passed/failed each stage? You will receive a report from your child’s swimming teacher in letters out week. To pass each stage you need to meet the expected standard for all the criteria for that stage (this is listed on your report). If there is an x, ½ or an item is left blank this means the child needs to complete a further term at this current stage. The ASA say that the average time in any stage is 2-3 terms, this increases to 3-4 terms for some of the higher stages where the criteria gets much harder. Some children may progress quicker than this, however others may take longer.