SwimSafer Stage Gold
Your child will be required to perform strokes with greater ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over 400 metres. Rescue skills and water safety knowledge will focus on lifesaving readiness. Standing dive and advanced personal water survival skills will continue to be taught.
|Entries & Exits||Demonstrate a standing dive|
|Sculling & Body Orientation||Keep face above the water surface for 60 seconds using legs only|
|Underwater Skills||Search for and recover an object in 1.8 metres of water depth. Demonstrate equalising of ear/nose.|
|Movement/Swimming/Strokes||Swim 400 metres continuously|
100 metres Breaststroke
100 metres Front Crawl
100 metres Backstroke
100 metres Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
Efficient stroke techniques must be used
|Survival & Activity skills||Dressed in swimwear, long pants, long- sleeved shirt , shoes and socks, perform the following sequence:|
Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method swim 5 metres underwater to simulate an escape form a sinking boat surrounded by oil.
Swim a further 45 metres as if escaping from a dangerous situation.
Remove shoes and then swim slowly for further 50 metres using any preferred swim stroke occasionally signalling for help.
Remove clothing in deep water.
Fit PFD correctly while treading water, swim 100 metres using appropriate strokes.
Demonstrate HELP technique and climb out of the water whilst wearing the PFD
|Rescue Skills||Using a suitable buoyant aid, tow (non- contact) rescue of a person 10 metres from safety.|
|Knowledge||Principles when performing a rescue|
|SwimSafer One||SwimSafer Two||SwimSafer Three||SwimSafer Bronze||SwimSafer Silver||SwimSafer Gold|
|Open Water SwimSafer||Competitive|