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SWIMSAFER BRONZE

Personal Survival & Stroke Improvement Skills

Development of child’s stroke techniques is a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water while swimming 100 metres. Principles of water craft safety will be introduced as well as continual work on rescue and personal survival skills.

Test Criteria

Entries & Exits
1. Compact jump.
Sculling & Body Orientation
1. Forward somersault in the water.
2. Scull, float or tread for 2 min (incorporated in Survival & Activity Skills).
Underwater Skills
  1. In at least 1.4m deep water, perform feet-first surface dive, swim through hoops on pool bottom or 2m.
Movement / Swimming / Strokes

Swim 100m continuously:

  1. 25m Front Crawl.
  2. 25m Backstroke.
  3. 25m Breaststroke.
  4. 25m Survival Backstroke.
Survival & Activity Skills
  1. Scull, float or tread water for 2 min.

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:

  1. 3 min swimming slowly using survival backstroke, sidestroke and survival breaststroke, changing every 15m.
  2. 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.
Rescue Skills
  1. Throw a flotation aid to a partner 2m away and instruct the partner to kick to the edge.
Knowledge
  1. Principles of Personal Safety and Survival.
  2. Environmental Awareness.
  3. Health Awareness.
  4. Emergency Situations and Survival Techniques.
  5. Rescues.