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STA Shark 1 - Course Criteria

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

1. Perform a shout and signal rescue to a weak swimmer, 5 metres away.

2. Enter the water with a slide-in entry, swim 10 metres in a T-shirt, tread water for 30 seconds,
remove T-shirt,
and climb out.

3. Swim 5 metres of a recognised front stroke, perform a head-first surface dive and swim 5
metres underwater.

4. Swim 5 metres of a recognised front stroke, perform a feet-first surface dive,
tuck, and swim 5 metres underwater.

5. Swim 50 metres of a recognised front stroke. (Learners first choice)
6. Swim 50 metres of back crawl.

7. Swim 25 metres of a recognised front stroke. (Learners second choice)

8. Swim 25 metres of old English backstroke.

9. Swim 25 metres of front crawl, demonstrating bilateral breathing.

10. Perform a kneeling dive, depth of water permitting. If in shallow water, perform underwater push and glide
for 5 metres.

STA Shark 2 - Course Criteria

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

1. Perform a reaching rescue to a casualty up to 2 metres from the side.

2. Throw a buoyant aid 3 metres to a target point in the pool.

3. Enter the water with a step-in entry, swim 10 metres of a recognised stroke in a T-shirt and
shorts, tread water for 1 minute, swim 5 metres of a recognised stroke, surface dive, swim 3
metres underwater, surface, climb out of the pool unassisted.

4. Swim 75 metres during which the learners perform 3 recognised strokes with a smooth transition
and the correct turns.

5. Scull head first for 20 metres.

6. Swim 10 metres of butterfly.

7. Wearing a T-shirt and shorts, swim 20 metres of side stroke.

8. Perform a plunge dive, swim width of pool or 7 metres, depth of water permitting.
If in shallow water, submerge and push and glide on your side, roll onto the back and
return to the surface with dolphin leg kick.

9. Swim 4 x 1 width of individual medley, incorporating the appropriate transition procedure at
the end of each stroke.

10. Perform a backwards somersault.

STA Shark 3 - Course Criteria

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

1. Throw a rope more than 5 metres.

2. Enter the water with a straddle entry, swim 25 metres of a recognisedstroke in a T-shirt and shorts,
tread water or support scull for 1 minute, tread water for 1 minute waving one arm, surface dive, swim 5
metres. underwater, surface and remove clothing. If in shallow water, substitute straddle jump for
step- in or slide-in entry.

3. Swim 100 metres of a recognised stroke on the front, with correct start, turns, and finish. (Learners first choice)

4. Swim 50 metres of a recognised front stroke with correct start, turns and finish. (Learners second choice)

5. Swim 100 metres of back crawl with correct start, turns and finish.

6.  Swim 25 metres of a fourth recognised stroke, not undertaken in the other tests.

7. Swim 4 x 1 length of individual medley, incorporating the transition procedure at the end of each stroke

8. Perform a competitive start for two separate strokes using two different stances that is legal for the depth
of water available.

9. Swim 50 metres of side stroke or old English backstroke.
10. Perform a head-first surface dive and pick up a sinkable toy from the bottom of the pool, minimum depth
of 1.5 metres.

 


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