The goal is to develop the fundamentals of diving. Development of rescue skills and personal water survival skills will also continue at more advance levels. The child will be required to demonstrate efficient stroke techniques.
Skill 1 - Entries & Exits
Your child can demonstrate a dive entry
Skill 2 - Underwater Skills
Your child in 1.5 metres of water depth swim through hoops on pool bottom 3 metres apart.
Skill 3 - Movement/Swimming/Strokes
Your child swim 200 metres continuously
- 50 metres Front Crawl
- 50 metres Breaststroke
- 50 metres Backstroke
- 50 metres Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke Efficient stroke techniques must be used
Skill 4 - Survival & Activity skills
Your child dressed in swimwear, long pants and long sleeved shirt, perform the following as a continuous sequence:
Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method,
Submerge feet first,
Swim underwater for 3 metres,
Resurface scull, float or tread water for 3 minutes waving for help intermittently. Clothing may be removed.
Correctly fit a PFD while treading water and then swim 25 meters and climb out of the water
Skill 5 - Rescue Skills
Your child using a buoyant aid, accompanied (non-contact) rescue of a person 15 meters from safety
Skill 6: Knowledge
Recognising an Emergency