Introduction to Water Skills – Swimsafer Stage 1
The objective is develop confidence and independence in the water, learn general and deep-end water safety. Techniques taught include the forward and backward movement, safe entry and exit and personal water safety.
Entries & Exits
Enter the water safely and confidently with slide-In entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge.
Sculling & Body Orientation
Recover from a face down float or glide to a standing position
Recover from a back float or glide to a standing position
Introduction to Floatation Survival Technique
Submerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles.
Swim: Any stroke Forward movement 10 metres
Intro to Backward movement 5 metres
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.
Rules of behaviour in, on or near the water. Water safety knowledge at a swimming pool.