Slide-in entry ,Exit using ladder and from pool edge

Front float (mushroom or jellyfish), 5 sec, recover to standing position.

Back float, 5 sec, recover to a standing position

Submerge in waist deep (student’s)water, open eyes and blow bubbles

Movement on front 10m (alternating arms & legs and/or simultaneous arms and legs)

Movement on back 5m (alternating arms & legs and/or simultaneous arms and legs)

Signal distress /Grasp a flotationaid and float for 10sec

Move to the pool’s edge (with the float) and Exit safely from water

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:

Correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water, float for 30 seconds and then climb out of deep water

Entries & Exits

Sculling & Body Orientation

Underwater Skills

Swimming Stroke

Survival & Activity Skills

Stage 1

 

Step in Entry

Front float (mushroom or jellyfish), 10 sec ,Swim 5m on front, rollover Back float, 10 sec. Swim 5m on back. Scull, float or tread

for 30 sec (incorporated in Survival & Activity Skills)

Search for and recover an object in chest deep (student’s) water

Movement on front 25m (alternating arms & legs and/or simultaneous arms and legs) Movement on
back 15m (alternating arms & legs and/or simultaneous arms and legs)

Scull, float or tread for 30 sec

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:

Swim 15m using any survival stroke

Swim to pool edge and climb out

Put on an appropriately sized PFD and jump into the water (at least 1.4m deep), swim 25m with PFD, then climb out of the water.

Entries & Exits

Sculling & Body Orientation

Underwater Skills

Swimming Stroke

Survival & Activity Skills

Stage 2

 

Stride / straddle entry

Scull headfirst on back, 5m

Scull, float or tread for 50 sec (incorporated in Survival & Activity Skills)

Swim through hoops on pool bottom for 2m

Swim 50m continuously:
25m front crawl and 25m backstroke

Swim 25m Breaststroke and 25m Survival Backstroke (performed in Sequence in 3A)

Scull, float or tread water for 50 sec

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:

Swim 25m using survival backstroke or survival breaststroke to a PFD

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

Entries & Exits

Sculling & Body Orientation

Underwater Skills

Swimming Stroke

Survival & Activity Skills

Stage 3

Compact jump

Forward somersault in the water

Scull, float or tread for 2 min (incorporated in Survival & Activity Skills)

In at least 1.4m deep water, perform feet-first surface dive, swim through hoops on pool bottom for 2m

Swim 100m

continuously: 25m Front Crawl / 25m Backstroke

25m Breaststroke /  25m Survival Backstroke

Scull, float or tread water for 2 min

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

Retrieve a flotation aid thrown by a‘rescuer’ (2m away)and kick to the side of the pool and exit.

Throw a flotation aid to a partner 2m away and instruct the partner to kick to the edge

Entries & Exits

Sculling & Body Orientation

Underwater Skills

Swimming Stroke

Survival & Activity Skills

Rescue

Bronze

 Dive entry (crouching)

Backward somersault in the water

Scull, float or tread whilst putting on a PFD in water (incorporated in Survival & Activity Skills)

In at least 1.4m deep water, perform feet-first surface dive, swim through hoops on pool bottom for 3m

Swim:50m Front Crawl (within 1:30 min)

50m Breaststroke (within 1:50 min) / 50m Backstroke (within 1:40 min)

25m Survival Backstroke / 25m Sidestroke

Dolphin kick 10m on front

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 second then swim 25m with PFD and climb out of the water

Throw a PFD to a partner 3m away and instruct the partner to kick to the edge

Entries & Exits

Sculling & Body Orientation

Underwater Skills

Swimming Stroke

Survival & Activity Skills

Rescue

Silver

Standing dive

Scull, float or tread for whilst making a self-made float within 5 min

(incorporated in Survival & Activity Skills)

In at least 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

Swim: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

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 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 50musing any preferred survival swim stroke

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

Entries & Exits

Sculling & Body Orientation

Underwater Skills

Swimming Stroke

Survival & Activity Skills

Gold