SwimSafer Stage 3

Personal Water Survival and Swimming Stroke Development Skills

SwimSafer Stage 3 Entries & Exits

  • Perform a stride/straddle entry

SwimSafer Stage 3 Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Demonstrate sculling in a horizontal position for 10 seconds with arms only.
  • Demonstrate the ability to change direction on command.
  • Demonstrate reverse action

SwimSafer Stage 3 Underwater skills

  • In chest deep water swim through hoops on pool bottom 2 metres apart.

SwimSafer Stage 3 Movement / Swimming / Strokes

  • Swim 50m continously
  • 25m using either Breaststroke or Front- Crawl
  • 25m using either Backstroke or Survival Backstroke

SwimSafer Stage 3 Survival & Activity skills

  • Swim wearing clothing for 25m
  • Demonstrate ability to correctly fit a PFD in the water.

SwimSafer Stage 3 Rescue Skills

  • Throw a flotation aid to a partner at 3m distance and instruct to kick to the edge.
  • Perform a reach rescue using a rigid aid and pull a partner to safety

SwimSafer Stage 3 Knowledge

  • Principles of personal survival