SwimSafer - Gold

 

Entries & Exits

Demonstrate a standing dive

 

Sculling & Body Orientation

Keep face above the water surface for 60 seconds using legs only

 

Underwater Skills

Search for and recover an object in 1.8 metres of water depth. Demonstrate equalising of ear/nose.

 

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim 400 metres continuously

100 metres Breaststroke
100 metres Front Crawl
100 metres Backstroke100 metres Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
Efficient stroke techniques must be used.

 

Survival & Activity skills

Dressed in swimwear, long pants, long- sleeved shirt , shoes and socks, perform the following sequence:Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method swim 5 metres underwater to simulate an escape form a sinking boat surrounded by oil.

Swim a further 45 metres as if escaping from a dangerous situation.
Remove shoes and then swim slowly for further 50 metres using any preferred swim stroke occasionally signalling for help.

Remove clothing in deep water. Fit PFD correctly while treading water, swim 100 metres using appropriate strokes.

Demonstrate HELP technique and climb out of the water whilst wearing the PFD

 

Rescue Skills

Using a suitable buoyant aid, tow (non- contact) rescue of a person 10 metres from safety.

 

Knowledge

Principles when performing a rescue