The goal is for your child to gain confidence and develop independence in the water, as well as learn general and deep-end water safety. Skills taught include forward and backward movement, safe entry and exit, and introduction to personal water survival skills.
Skill 1 - Entries & Exits
Your child can enter the water safely and confidently with slide-in entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge.
Skill 2 - Sculling & Body Orientation
Your child can recover from a face down float or glide to a standing position
Your child can recover from a back float or glide to a standing position
Introduction to Floatation Survival Technique
Skill 3 - Underwater skills
Your child can submerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles
Skill 4 - Movement/Swimming/Strokes
Your child can swim any stroke: forward movement for 10 metre.
Your child can show peform backward movement 5 metre
Skill 5 - Survival & Activity skills
Your child can support own body in an upright position and signal distress.
Your child can grab hold of a flotation aid thrown for support, and be pulled to safety.
Your child wearing clothing, correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water, float for 30 seconds and then climb out of deep water.
Skill 6: Knowledge
Your child understand the rules of behaviour in, on or near the water, and water safety knowledge at a swimming pool