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STA Water Safety Skills - Silver

 

1. Perform a safe entry, wearing T-shirt and shorts, swim 200 metres on the front,

Tread water for three minutes, collect a buoyancy aid and show the huddle position for 2 minutes then swim 100 metres with the aid and climb out unaided.

2. Tread water for 2 minutes wearing T-shirt, long sleeved sweater or sweatshirt and shorts.

3. Float in a supine position for 1 minute wearing T-shirt, long sleeved sweater or sweatshirt and shorts.

4. Perform a head first & feet first surface dive wearing T-shirt, long sleeved sweater or sweatshirt and shorts whilst in deep water.

5. Swim 10 metres lifesaving backstroke and 20 metres sidestroke.

6. Simulate the actions of a injured swimmer with head injury and then an arm injury.

7. Perform a throw rescue over 8 metres using an appropriate rope.

8. Wade 5 metres to rescue an injured swimmer using an appropriate buoyancy aid.

9. Explain the H.E.L.P. and Huddle position and when and why would they be used.

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