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.

Swimsafer Certificate Stage Gold

Entries & ExitsDemonstrate a standing dive
Sculling & Body OrientationScull, float or tread for 5 minutes (incorporated in Survival & Activity Skills)
Underwater SkillsIn 1.8m deep water, perform head-first surface dive (tuck or pike) and perform ear equalisation, if necessary and swim through hoops on pool bottom for 5m
Movement/Swimming/StrokesSwim
100m Front Crawl (3:00 minutes)
100m Breaststroke (4:00 minutes)
100m Backstroke (3:20 minutes)
50m Survival Backstroke
50m Sidestroke
15m Butterfly
Survival & Activity skillsDressed in swimwear, long pants, t-shirt, perform the following sequence:
1. Enter deep water using a compact jump
2. Perform a head-first surface dive to a depth of 1.8m (and perform ear equalisation, if necessary)
3. Swim 5m underwater through hoops and resurface
4. Swim 45m quickly using front crawl
5. Then, swim slowly for a further 50m using any preferred survival swim stroke
6. Remove pants in deep water and make a float with it while treading water for 5 minutes
7. Demonstrate HEat Escape Lessening Posture (H.E.L.P.) technique with the self-made float for 1 minute
8. Then swim 25m with the self-made float and climb out of the water
Rescue SkillsUsing a suitable buoyant aid, tow (non- contact) rescue of a person 10 metres from safety.
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 Gold Assessment

Swim (use standing dive entry for Front-Crawl, Breaststroke):

  • 100m Front-Crawl (within 3:00 min)
  • 100m Breaststroke (within 4:00 min)
  • 100m Backstroke (within 3:20 min)
  • 50m Survival Backstroke
  • 50m Sidestroke
  • 15m Butterfly

Gold Sequence (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, long pants, t-shirt, perform the following sequence

  • Enter deep water using a compact jump
  • Perform a head-first surface dive to a depth of 1.8m (and perform ear equalisation, if necessary)
  • Swim through hoops on pool bottom for 5m and resurface
  • Swim 45m quickly using front crawl
  • Then, swim slowly for a further 50m using any preferred survival swim stroke. Remove pants in deep water and make a float with it while treading water for 5m.
  • Demonstrate Heat Escape Lessening Posture (H.E.L.P.) technique for 1min with the self-made float
  • Then swim 25m with the self-made float and climb out of the water