SwimSafer Stage Bronze

Development of your child’s stroke technique will be a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water while swimming 100 metres. Principles of water craft safety will be introduced, as well as continual work on rescue and personal water survival skills.

Swimsafer Stage Bronze Certificate

Entries & ExitsEnter water using a compact jump
Sculling & Body OrientationDemonstrate a forward somersault in the water.
Scull, float or tread water for 2 minutes (incorporated in Survival & Activity Skills)
Underwater SkillsIn at least 1.4m deep water, perform feet-first surface dive, swim through hoops on pool bottom for 2m
Movement/Swimming/StrokesSwim 115 metres continuously
25 metres Front Crawl
25 metres Breaststroke
25 metres Backstroke
25 metres Survival Backstroke
15 metres Sidestroke
Survival & Activity skillsScull, float or tread water for 2 minutes
Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:
1. 3 minutes swimming slowly using survival backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke, changing each minute
2. Wave and call for help intermittently
3. Swim to a flotation aid and kick to pool’s edge, then climb out of water
Rescue SkillsThrow a floatation aid to a partner 2m away and instruct the partner to kick to the edge
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 Bronze Assessment

Swim 100m continuously (in this order):

  • 25m Front-Crawl
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Survival Backstroke

Survival Sequence Bronze A (w/o goggles)

  • Enter the water using compact ump (in deep water), resurface, then perform a forward somersault
  • Scull, float or tread water for 2 min
  • In at least 1.4m deep water, perform fee-first surface dive
  • Swim through hoops on pool bottom for 2m
  • Resurface and exit pool safely

Survival Sequence Bronze B (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:

  • 3 min swimming slowly using survival backstroke, side stroke, survival breaststroke, for 1 min per stroke
  • Wave for help (rescuer to throw flotation aid)
  • Swim to a flotation aid and kick to pool’s edge, then climb out of water