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 & ExitsEnter the water safely and confidently with slide-in entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge.
Sculling & Body OrientationRecover 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 SkillsSubmerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles.
Movement/Swimming/StrokesSwim: Any stroke Forward movement 10 metres
Intro to Backward movement 5 metres
Survival & Activity skillsSupport 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 Skillsnil
KnowledgeRules of behaviour in, on or near the waterWater safety knowledge at a swimming pool

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