Personal Water Survival and Swimming Stroke Improvement Skills

Entries & Exits

  • Enter water using a compact jump

Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Demonstrate a backward and forward somersault in the water

Underwater skills

  • Search for and recover an object in 1.5 m of water depth
  • Demonstrate a feet-first surface dive

Movement / Swimming / Strokes

  • Swim 100m Continously
  • 25m Front Crawl
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke

Survival & Activity skills

  • Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate 3 minutes swimming slowly using any appropriate swim stroke, changing each minute

Rescue Skills

  • Perform a throw rescue using an unweighted rope over a distance of 6m
  • Wade to a person and deliver a flotation aid in deep water
  • Approach in “Ready” position


  • Principles of water craft safety