Swimmer – stage 1




  • Learn the general safety rules for swimming (such as not diving into shallow water or not swimming on your own) and where it is safe to swim locally.
  • Show you know how to prepare for exercises such as taking part in a warm up.
  • Demonstrate a controlled entry, without using the steps, into at least 1.5 metres of water.
  • Swim 10 metres on your front.
  • Tread water for 30 seconds in a vertical position.
  • Using a buoyancy aid, float still in the water for 30 seconds.
  • Demonstrate your ability to retrieve an object from chest-deep water.
  • Perform a push and glide on both your front and back.
  • Swim 25 metres without stopping.
  • Take part in an organised swimming activity
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