A variety of free printable swimming certificates. You can customize each swimming certificate template online and print it at home. Award certificates together with positive encouragement are great tools to overcome a fear of water and encourage kids to give swimming a chance!
Description: Pool background with a close-up of the water
Description: Swimming certificate with a blue border and blue goggles
Description: Grey border with a red award ribbon and black swimming goggles
Award Description: Swimming certificate template with a green background and a yellow ribbon
Description: Swimming award with a gold border and a gold ribbon
Description: Swimming award certificate with a black border and a red ribbon
What can these swimming certificate templates be awarded for?
- Swim lesson certificates
- Swim team awards
- First, second and third place in a competitive swim meet or even a competition at home
- Personal best time
- Season-best time
- Winning a heat
- Finishing in the top three or top five
- Learning how to swim breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke and/or butterfly
- Performing all four strokes (breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke, butterfly) correctly
- Overcoming a fear of water and learning to swim
How to help kids overcome a fear of water?
Award certificates can be used for children who are trying to overcome a fear of water and are learning to swim. Use them to encourage and motivate them and to boost their confidence. Besides the printable certificate don’t forget to compliment the child for his efforts. Encouraging words from parents and the coach can help the child overcome any fear and learn to swim. Often, once they start learning and realize how much fun it can be and how much positive reinforcement they are receiving they change their attitude and start enjoying swimming. Initially, you might need to encourage and award kids for just getting into the water but once they feel like their effort has been recognized then they might be more open to learning and gain water confidence.
How to Add a Photo
You can add a photo of the swimmer or of the swim team. Select the template that you will use and open the certificate maker by clicking on the button below it. Click on the image icon to add a photo. A photo in portrait orientation is the most suitable for these awards. You can place it on the side.