Silver

Intermediate Personal Water Survival and Swimming Stroke Refinement Skills
Entries & Exits

  • Demonstrate a dive entry (crouching)

Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Keep face above the water for 60 seconds sculling with hands only

Underwater skills

  • In 1.5m of water depth swim through hoops on pool bottom 3 metres apart

Movement / Swimming / Strokes

  • Swim 200 m continuously
  • 50m Front Crawl
  • 50m Breaststroke
  • 50m Backstroke
  • 50m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
  • Efficient stroke techniques must be used

Survival & Activity skills

  • 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 meters
  • 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 metres and climb out of the water

Rescue Skills

  • Using a buoyant aid, accompanied (noncontact) rescue of a person 15m from safety

Knowledge

  • Recognising an Emergency