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LEVEL FOUR: GRADUATE - LESSON PLANS

 

LESSON ONE: ENTRY & EXIT

LESSON TWO: SUBMERSION

LESSON THREE: ORIENTATION

LESSON FOUR: WATER SAFETY & AWARENESS

LESSON FIVE: PERSONAL BUOYANCY

LESSON SIX: SAFETY OF SELF & OTHERS

LESSON SEVEN: PROPULSION

 

LESSON ONE: ENTRY & EXIT

MUST SEE

  • Get in and out of the water safely in any environment.
  • Perform this sequence with a buddy watching: check the depth of the water, check that the area is safe, jump into deep water, float on back for 1 minute to control breathing, return to edge and exit.

 

LESSON TWO: SUBMERSION

MUST SEE

  • Get under water, open eyes and control breathing.
  • Pick up an object from under the water.
  • Dive from a horizontal position in the water and move underwater for a slow count to five.

 

LESSON THREE: ORIENTATION

MUST SEE

  • Horizontal rotation (front to back and back to front).
  • Horizontal to vertical rotation and vice versa(front or back to upright and return).
  • Vertical rotation (half rotation and full rotation) around the body’s vertical axis.

 

LESSON FOUR: WATER SAFETY & AWARENESS

MUST SEE

  • Recognise an emergency for yourself or others. Know who to call for help and how.
  • Know, understand, and respect water safety rules, hazards and risks for closed environments such as pools.
  • Know, understand, and respect water safety rules, hazards and risks for open water environments such as beaches, rivers, offshore and lakes.
  • Know, understand, and respect water safety rules, hazards and risks for water activities such as swimming, water sports, and boating.
  • Know how and why to make safe decisions for yourself and others.
  • Know how to recognise hypothermia and how to treat it.

 

LESSON FIVE: PERSONAL BUOYANCY

MUST SEE

  • Float, then regain feet.
  • Control breathing while floating on back for at least 1 minute.
  • Scull head-first and/or scull feet first for at least 3 minutes.
  • Tread water for at least 3 minutes in deep water.
  • Perform this sequence: in deep water, correctly fit a lifejacket then tread water, scull, float or a mixture for 3 minutes while controlling breathing. Then return to edge and get out of the water.
  • Perform this sequence for five minutes: signal for help while treading water, sculling, floating, or a mixture, and while controlling breathing.

 

LESSON SIX: SAFETY OF SELF & OTHERS

MUST SEE

  • Float and signal for help with and without a flotation aid.
  • Do a reach rescue and a throw rescue with a buddy.
  • Perform this sequence: correctly fit a lifejacket, do a step entry into deep water, float in the H.E.L.P. position, then with a couple of buddies or a group form a huddle, return to edge and get out.

 

LESSON SEVEN: PROPULSION

MUST SEE

  • Move 15m non-stop, using any form of propulsion.
  • Move through the water environments of all kinds (currents, waves, depth – in situ or simulated).
  • Move 50m and/or 3 minutes non-stop, confidently and competently – using any form of propulsion on their side, front, back, or a mixture.
  • Move 100m and/or 5 minutes non-stop, confidently and competently – using any form of propulsion on their side, front, back, or a mixture.
 
 
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