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LESSON: Getting in and out of the water

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: Rolling and turning in the water - 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: Going under the water - 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: Floating on the water - 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: What to do in an emergency - Safety of self and 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: Moving through the water - 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.

 

LESSON: Water safety and 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.

 

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