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STA Angelfish 1 - Course Criteria

Buoyancy aids may NOT be used, unless stated.

1. Be rescued by a reaching aid.

2. Perform a straddle entry and tread water for 30 seconds. If water too shallow, substitute
step entry and support scull for 30 seconds.

3. Push and glide into a forward somersault.

4. Scull head first for 5 metres and feet first for 5 metres.

5. Swim 15 metres of a recognised front stroke with correct breathing. (Learners first choice)

6. Swim 10 metres of front stroke with correct breathing. (Learners second choice)

7. Swim 20 metres of back crawl.

8. Swim 10 metres on the front, using dolphin leg kick, without aids

9. Start in a crouch position in the water, spring up before gliding to bottom of pool, then glide to surface.

10. Swim 5 metres of lifesaving backstroke without aids.

STA Angelfish 2 - Course Criteria

T Shirt
Shorts
Jumper
Long Trousers
Clothing Requirements
Y
N
N
N
Buoyancy aids may NOT be used, unless stated

1. Be rescured by catching a bouyant aid.

2. Perform a straddle entry, tread water for 30 seconds, perform a 360° turn in a vertical position while wearing a T-shirt.
If the water is too shallow, substitute step entry and support scull for 30 seconds and a 360° turn in a vertical position
while wearing a T-shirt.

3. Swim 5 metres, perform a forward somersault and continue to swim forward for 5 metres.

4. Swim 20 metres of a recognised front stroke using a correct touch finish. (Learners first choice)

5. Swim 15 metres of a recognised front stroke using a correct touch finish. (Learners second choice)

6. Swim 20 metres of back crawl using a correct touch finish.

7. Swim 5 metres on the back using a double arm action and dolphin leg kick.

8. Swim 5 metres on the side using a dolphin leg kick.

9. Start in a crouch position in the water, spring up before gliding to the bottom of the pool, tuck, place both feet on the
bottom of the pool and spring up. Perform in chest-deep water.

10. Swim underwater for 5 metres.

STA Angelfish 3 - Course Criteria

T Shirt
Shorts
Jumper
Long Trousers
Clothing Requirements
Y
N
N
N
Buoyancy aids may NOT be used, unless stated

1. Be rescued by catching a rope.

2. Perform a straddle entry and tread water for 30 seconds while wearing a T-Shirt.
Remove the T-Shirt and climb out unassisted. If the water is too shallow, substitute step entry and support scull.

3. Perform a head-first and feet-first surface dive. If in shallow water, perform an underwater push and glide to pool floor.

4. Scull feet first for 10 metres and head first for 10 metres.

5. Swim 25 metres of back crawl using a correct finish.

6. Swim 25 metres of a recognised front stroke, incorporating a correct finish. (Learners first choice)

7. Swim 20 metres of recognised front stroke, incorporating a correct finish. (Learners second choice)

8. Swim 5 metres of butterfly.

9. Push and glide into a handstand – must be performed in chest-deep water.

10. Perform a sitting dive, depending on the depth of water. If in shallow water
perform underwater push and glide, roll onto back while underwater and surface in a back glide.

 


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