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SwimSafer Stage 1: Introduction to Water Skills (Swimming)

Entries & Exits

  • Enter the water safely and confidently with slide-In entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge.

 

SwimSafer Stage 1: Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Recover from a face down float or glide to a standing position.
  • Recover from a back float or glide to a standing position
  • Introduction to Floatation Survival Technique

 

SwimSafer Stage 1: Underwater skills

  • Submerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles.

 

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

  • Swim – Any stroke
  • Forward movement 10 m
  • Intro to Backward movement 5m

 

SwimSafer Stage 1 Survival & Activity skills

 

  • Support body in an upright position and signal distress.
  • Grasp a flotation aid thrown for support.
  • Be pulled to safety.
  • Wearing clothing, correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water, float for 30 seconds and then climb out of deep water.

 

SwimSafer Stage 1 Rescue Skills

  • N/A

 

SwimSafer Stage 1 Knowledge

  • Rules of behaviour in, on or near the water, Water safety knowledge at a swimming pool

 

SwimSafer Stage 2: Fundamental Water Skills (Swimming)

SwimSafer Stage 2 Entries & Exits

  • Perform a step-in entry

 

SwimSafer Stage 2 Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Demonstrate sculling in an upright position for 10 seconds with arms only.

 

SwimSafer Stage 2 Underwater skills

  • Search for and recover an object in chest deep water depth.

 

SwimSafer Stage 2 Movement / Swimming / Strokes

  • Swim 25m – Any stroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Backstroke
  • Survival Backstroke

 

SwimSafer Stage 2 Survival & Activity skills

  • Swim wearing clothing for 15m.
  • Demonstrate flotation survival technique
  • Correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water and swim for 5 meters and climb out of deep water.

 

SwimSafer Stage 2 Rescue Skills

  • N/A

SwimSafer Stage 2 Knowledge

  • Water safety rules in various aquatic environments

SwimSafer Stage 3: Personal Water Survival and Swimming Stroke Development Skills

SwimSafer Stage 3 Entries & Exits

  • Perform a stride/straddle entry

 

SwimSafer Stage 3 Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Demonstrate sculling in a horizontal position for 10 seconds with arms only
  • Demonstrate the ability to change direction on command
  • Demonstrate reverse action

 

SwimSafer Stage 3 Underwater skills

  • In chest deep water swim through hoops on pool bottom 2 metres apart.

 

SwimSafer Stage 3 Movement / Swimming / Strokes

  • Swim 50m continously
  • 25m using either Breaststroke or Front- Crawl
  • 25m using either Backstroke or Survival Backstroke

 

SwimSafer Stage 3 Survival & Activity skills

  • Swim wearing clothing for 25m
  • Demonstrate ability to correctly fit a PFD in the water

SwimSafer Stage 3 Rescue Skills

  • Throw a flotation aid to a partner at 3m distance and instruct to kick to the edge
  • Perform a reach rescue using a rigid aid and pull a partner to safety

 

SwimSafer Stage 3 Knowledge

  • Principles of personal survival

 

SwimSafer Bronze: Personal Water Survival and Swimming Stroke Improvement Skills

SwimSafer Bronze Entries & Exits

  • Enter water using a compact jump

 

SwimSafer Bronze Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Demonstrate a backward and forward somersault in the water

 

SwimSafer Bronze Underwater skills

  • Search for and recover an object in 1.5 m of water depth
  • Demonstrate a feet-first surface dive

 

SwimSafer Bronze Movement / Swimming / Strokes

  • Swim 100m Continously
  • 25m Front Crawl
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke

 

SwimSafer Bronze Survival & Activity skills

  • Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate 3 minutes swimming slowly using any appropriate swim stroke, changing each minute

 

SwimSafer Bronze Rescue Skills

  • Perform a throw rescue using an unweighted rope over a distance of 6m
  • Wade to a person and deliver a flotation aid in deep water
  • Approach in “Ready” position

 

SwimSafer Bronze Knowledge

  • Principles of water craft safety

SwimSafer Silver: Intermediate Personal Water Survival and Swimming Stroke Refinement Skills

SwimSafer Silver Entries & Exits

  • Demonstrate a dive entry (crouching)

SwimSafer Silver Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Keep face above the water for 60 seconds sculling with hands only

SwimSafer Silver Underwater skills

  • In 1.5m of water depth swim through hoops on pool bottom 3 metres apart

SwimSafer Silver Movement / Swimming / Strokes

  • Swim 200 m continuously
  • 50m Front Crawl
  • 50m Breaststroke
  • 50m Backstroke
  • 50m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
  • Efficient stroke techniques must be used

SwimSafer Silver Survival & Activity skills

  • Dressed in swimwear, long pants and long sleeved shirt, perform the following as a continuous sequence
  • Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method
  • Submerge feet first, swim underwater for 3 meters
  • Resurface scull, float or tread water for 3 minutes waving for help intermittently
  • Clothing may be removed
  • Correctly fit a PFD while treading water and then swim 25 metres and climb out of the water

SwimSafer Silver Rescue Skills

  • Using a buoyant aid, accompanied (noncontact) rescue of a person 15m from safety

SwimSafer Silver Knowledge

  • Recognising an Emergency

SwimSafer Gold: Advanced Personal Water Survical and Swimming Skills Proficiency

SwimSafer Gold Entries & Exits

  • Demonstrate a standing dive

SwimSafer Gold Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Keep face above the water surface for 60 seconds using legs only

SwimSafer Gold Underwater skills

  • Search for and recover an object in 1.8 m of water depth
  • Demonstrate equalising of ear/nose

SwimSafer Gold Movement / Swimming / Strokes

  • Swim 400m continuously
  • 100m Breaststroke
  • 100m Front Crawl
  • 100 m Backstroke
  • 100m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
  • Efficient stroke techniques must be used

SwimSafer Gold Survival & Activity skills

  • Dressed in swimwear, long pants, long sleeved shirt, shoes and socks, perform the following sequence
  • Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method swim 5 metres underwater to simulate an escape form a sinking boat surrounded by oil
  • Swim a further 45 metres as if escaping from a dangerous situation
  • Remove shoes and then swim slowly for further 50 metres using any preferred swim stroke occasionally signalling for help
  • Remove clothing in deep water. Fit PFD correctly while treading water, swim 100 metres using appropriate strokes
  • Demonstrate HELP technique and climb out of the water whilst wearing the PFD

SwimSafer Gold Rescue Skills

  • Using a suitable buoyant aid, tow (noncontact) rescue of a person 10m from safety

SwimSafer Gold Knowledge

  • Principles when performing a rescue