SwimSafer Stage Three

Principles of personal water survival and basic rescue skills will be taught. Your child will demonstrate proficiency in sculling, underwater skills, and the use of Personal Floatation Device. Your child will be encouraged to achieve 50 metres of continuous swim.

Swimsafer Stage 3 Certificate

Entries & ExitsPerform a stride/straddle entry
Sculling & Body OrientationScull head first on the back, 5m
Scull, float or tread water for 1 minute (incorporated in survival & Activity Skills)
Underwater SkillsIn chest-deep water swim through hoops on pool bottom 2 metres apart.
Movement/Swimming/StrokesSwim 50 metres continuously
25m using either Front-Crawl (with side breathing) or Breaststroke
25m using either Backstroke or Survival Backstroke
Survival & Activity skillsScull, float or tread water for 1 minute
Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:
1. Swim 25m to a PFD
2. Correctly fit a PFD in water, swim 50m with PFD, then climb out of the water
Rescue Skillsnil
KnowledgeRules of behaviour in, on or near the water
Water safety knowledge at a swimming pool
Water safety rules in various aquatic environments
Principles of personal safety and survival
Principles of watercraft safety
Recognising an Emergency
Principles when performing a rescue
SwimSafer 2.0 Stage 3 Assessment

Swim:

  • Swim 25m on front crawl or breaststroke
  • Swim 25m on backstroke

Survival Sequence 3A (w/o goggles)

  • Stride/Straddle jump in deep water
  • Swim 25m Breaststroke
  • Swim 25m Survival Backstroke
  • Scull head first on back for 5m and recover
  • Scull, float and tread water for 50sec
  • In chest-deep water, perform feet-first surface dive
  • Swim through hoops, place 2m apart using flutter/dolphin kick
  • Resurface and exit pool safely

Survival Sequence 3B (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:

  • Swim25m using survival backstroke or breaststroke to a PFD
  • Correctly fit a PFD in water, swim 50m with PFD, then climb out of the water