Development of student’s stroke techniques is a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water. This stage sees the introduction of throw rescues and more personal survival skills. One of the goals is to achieve 100 metres of a variety of strokes.

1 Compact jump

1 Forward somersault in the water
2 Scull, float or tread for 2 min (incorporated in Survival & Activity Skills)

1 In at least 1.4m deep water, perform feet-first surface dive, swim through hoops on pool bottom for 2m

Swim 100m continuously:
1 25m Front Crawl
2 25m Backstroke
3 25m Breaststroke
4 25m Survival Backstroke


1 Scull, float or tread water for 2 min
Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:
1 3 min swimming slowly using survival backstroke, sidestroke and survival breaststroke, changing every 15m
2 Wave and call for help Retrieve a flotation aid thrown by a ‘rescuer’ (2m away) and kick to the side
Knowledge
1 Principles of Personal Safety and Survival
2 Environmental Awareness
3 Health Awareness
4 Emergency Situations and Survival Techniques
5 Rescues

Assessment

1 25m front crawl
2 25m backstroke
3 25m breaststroke
4 25m survival backstroke

Sequence 4A (w/o goggles)
1 Enter the water using a compact jump (in deep water), resurface, perform a forward somersault
2 Tread water for 2 min
3 In 1.4m deep water, perform feet-first surface dive,
4 Swim through hoops on pool bottom for 2m,
5 Resurface and exit safely from pool
1 3 min swimming slowly using survival backstroke, sidestroke and survival breaststroke changing every 15m
2 Wave and call for help (rescuer to throw floatation aid)
3 Swim to a flotation aid and kick to pool’s edge, then climb out of water

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