swimsafer 2

SWIMSAFER STAGE 2

Fundamental and water safety skills

The objective in swim safer stage 2 is to focus more on general skills and better independence. Swimsafer stage 2 will foster general skill development including step entry into water, sculling, feet first surface dives, personal water safety skills as well as water safety in aquatic environments.

Goals is to achieve 25 meters short lap of continuous swimming.

Swimsafer 2.0 Test Criteria

Entries & Exits

1.Step-in entry.

Sculling & Body Orientation

1.Front float (mushroom, jellyfish or star float) for 10 seconds.

2.Swim 5 meters on front, rollover.

3. Do a back star float for 10 seconds.

Under´╗┐water Skills

1.Search for and recover an object in chest deep water.

Movement / Swimming / Strokes

Swim 100m continuously:

1.Movement on front 25 meters (alternating arms and legs and/or simultaneous arms and legs)

2. Movement on back 15 meters (alternating arms and legs and/or simultaneous arms and legs)

Survival & Activity Skills

Scull, float or tread water for 30 seconds

Dressed in swimwear, shorts, and t-shirt demonstratration:

1. Swim 15 meters using any survival stroke.

2. Swim to pool edge and climb out of the water independently

3. Put on appropriately size PFD and jump into the water (at least 1.4 meters deep), swim 25 meters with PFD (Personal Flotation Device) then climb out of the water

Knowledge

Principles of Personal Safety and Survival.

Environmental Awareness.

Health Awareness.

Emergency Situations and Survival Techniques.

Rescues.

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