SwimSafer Stage 1

Introduction to Water Skills (Swimming)

SwimSafer Stage 1 Entries & Exits

  • Enter the water safely and confidently with slide-In entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge.

SwimSafer Stage 1 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

SwimSafer Stage 1 Underwater skills

  • Submerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles.

Movement / Swimming / Strokes

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

SwimSafer Stage 1 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.

SwimSafer Stage 1 Rescue Skills

  • N/A

SwimSafer Stage 1 Knowledge

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