SwimSafer Stage One

The objective is for your child to gain confidence and develop independence in the water, as well as learn general and deep-end water safety. Techniques taught include forward and backward movement, safe entry and exit, and introduction to personal water survival skills.

Swimsafer Stage 1 Certificate
Entries & Exits Enter the water safely and confidently with slide-in entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge.
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
Underwater Skills Submerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles.
Movement/Swimming/Strokes Swim: Any stroke Forward movement 10 metres
Intro to Backward movement 5 metres
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.
Rescue Skills nil
Knowledge Rules of behaviour in, on or near the waterWater safety knowledge at a swimming pool


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