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.
|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.
|Knowledge||Rules of behaviour in, on or near the waterWater safety knowledge at a swimming pool|
|SwimSafer One||SwimSafer Two||SwimSafer Three||SwimSafer Bronze||SwimSafer Silver||SwimSafer Gold|
|Open Water SwimSafer||Competitive|