Badges and Awards are a great incentive to work hard and make progress. A certificate is something to keep for life. Children are incredibly proud of them and like to show them off and take them into school. The badges are governed by the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association).
Badges include water skills, mushroom floats, blowing bubbles, 10 meters, 25 meters, 50 meters and so on. You can also achieve a badge where you get to swim with your clothes on, this is great fun too!