Stage 1

Introduction to Water Proficiency (Swimming)
Entries & Exits

  • You should go in and exit water very carefully and in an assured manner with using ladder or sides of pools.

Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Get back from a face down to swim or drift yourself to a standing position.
  • Get back from a back down to swim or drift yourself to a standing position.
  • Introduction to Floatation Survival Technique

Underwater skills

  • Get drown in waist across water, open your eyes and blow bubbles.

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

  • Swim – Any stroke
  • Forward movement 10 m
  • Intro to Backward movement 5m

Survival & Activity skills

  • Support body in an upright position and signal distress.
  • Grasp a flotation aid thrown for support.
  • Be pulled to safety.
  • Wearing clothing, correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water, float for 30 seconds and then climb out of deep water.

 Rescue Skills

  • N/A

Knowledge

  • Rules of behaviour in, on or near the water, Water safety knowledge at a swimming pool