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STA Water Safety Skills - Gold

 

1. Swim 200 metres wearing T-shirt, Long sleeved sweatshirt or pullover, & Long trousers, tread water for 2 minutes waving one arm to attract attention and 2 minutes normally, collect a buoyancy aid, show help for 1 minute and huddle for 2 minutes then swim 200 metres with the aid and climb out unassisted.

2. Perform a feet first surface dive and swim 5 metres underwater wearing T-shirt, Long sleeved sweatshirt or pullover, & Long trousers, or tracksuit bottoms.

3. Perform a headfirst surface dive and swim 5 metres underwater wearing T-shirt, Long sleeved sweatshirt or pullover, & Long trousers, or tracksuit bottoms.

4. Remove Long sleeved sweatshirt or pullover, & Long trousers, or tracksuit bottoms whilst in deep water.

5. Swim 25 metres lifesaving backstroke.

6. Swim 25 metres sidestroke leading with right arm then 25 metres sidestroke leading with left arm.

7. Simulate a weak swimmer becoming tired and unresponsive.

8. Rescue a co-operative weak swimmer, 10 metres away using a buoyancy aid,
by passing them the aid, keeping a safe distance and accompanying them back 10 metres to safety, andassist them out onto the poolside.

9. Rescue a tired swimmer becoming unresponsive, 15 metres away using a buoyancy aid by pushing the aid towards them and instructing them to grasp it, tow them back 15 metres to safety, assist them out onto the poolside.

10. Explain three methods you could use to help if you discovered somebody in difficulty.

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