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STAGE 1 : INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS

Sequence 1A (w/o goggles)

  • Enter the water with slide-in entry

  • Swim on the back 5m (alternating arms and legs or simultaneous arms and legs)

  • Submerge head in water, open eyes, blow bubbles and identify object on pool floor

  • Perform a front float for 5 seconds and recover

  • Then perform a back float for 5 seconds and recover

  • Swim 10m on the front (alternating arms and legs or simultaneous arms and legs)

  • Signal distress and call for help  Grasp a float and float for 10 seconds

  • Then move (with the float) to the pool’s edge and

  • Exit safely from pool

Sequence 1B (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt,

  • Correctly fit a PFD, jump into water

  • Float for 30 seconds, and then climb out of the water

STAGE 2: FUNDAMENTAL WATER SKILLS

Swim:

  • Swim 25m on front(alternating arms and legs or simultaneous arms and legs)

  • Swim on the back 15m (alternating arms and legs or simultaneous arms and legs)

Sequence 2A (w/o goggles)

  • Enter the water with step-in entry

  • Front float for 10 secs,

  • Swim 5m on front, rollover

  • Perform back float for 10 sec

  • Swim 5m on back,

  • Scull, float or tread water for 30sec

  • Recover an object (in chest deep water)

  • Resurface and exit safely from pool

Sequence 2B (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:

  • Swim 15m using any survival stroke and exit safely from water

  • Correctly fit a PFD and jump into the water (at least 1.4m deep),

  • Swim 25m with PFD and climb out of the water

STAGE 3 : PERSONAL & STROKE DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

Swim:

  • 50m continuously (25m front crawl , and 25m backstroke)

Sequence 3A (w/o goggles)

  • Enter the water with stride/straddle entry (in deep water)

  • Swim 25m survival backstroke then, 25m breaststroke

  • Scull head-first on the back for 5m and recover

  • Scull, float or tread for 50 sec

  • Swim through hoops on pool bottom for 2m

  • Resurface and exit safely from pool


Sequence 3B (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:

  • Swim 25m using survival backstroke or survival breaststroke to a PFD (face clear of water)

  • Correctly fit a PFD in water, swim 50m with PFD, then climb out of the water

BRONZE: PERSONAL SURVIVAL & STROKE IMPROVEMENT SKILLS

Swim 100m (4 strokes) continuously:

  • 25m front crawl

  • 25m backstroke

  • 25m breaststroke

  • 25m survival backstroke

Sequence 4A (w/o goggles)

  • Enter the water using a compact jump (in deep water), resurface, perform a forward somersault

  • Tread water for 2 min

  • In 1.4m deep water, perform feet-first surface dive,

  • Swim through hoops on pool bottom for 2m,

  • Resurface and exit safely from pool

Sequence 4B (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:

  • 3 min swimming slowly using survival backstroke, sidestroke and survival breaststroke changing every 15m

  • Wave and call for help (rescuer to throw floatation aid)

  • Swim to a flotation aid and kick to pool’s edge, then climb out of water

SILVER: INTERMEDIATE PERSONAL SURVIVAL & STROKE REFINEMENT SKILLS

Swim (use crouching dive entry for FR, BR):

  • 50m front crawl (within 1:30 min)

  • 50m breaststroke (within 1:50 min)

  • 50m backstroke (within 1:40 min)

  • 25m sidestroke

  • 25m survival backstroke

  • Dolphin kick 10m on front

Silver Sequence (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, long pants and t-shirt demonstrate the following sequence:

  • Enter deep water using a straddle jump

  • Perform a backward somersault

  • Submerge using feet first surface dive,

  • Swim through hoops on pool bottom for 3m and resurface

  • Swim 45m quickly using front crawl

  • Wave and call for help (rescuer to throw PFD)

  • Retrieve a PFD in water and fit it while treading water

  • Demonstrate Heat Escape Lessening Posture (H.E.L.P.) technique for 30 sec

  • Then swim 25m with PFD and climb out of the water

GOLD: ADVANCE PERSONAL SURVIVAL & SWIMMING SKILL PROFICIENCY

Swim (use standing dive for FR, BR):

  • 100m front crawl (within 3:00 min)

  • 100m breaststroke (within 4:00 min)

  • 100 m 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 headfirst surface dive to a depth of at least 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

  • Then, remove pants in deep water and make a float with it while treading water within 5 min

  • Demonstrate Heat Escape Lessening Posture (H.E.L.P.) technique with the self-made float for 1 min

  • Then swim 25m with the self-made float and climb out of the water

 

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