Swimsafer Stage 3

Swimsafer Stage 3 activity table
Activity table for Swimsafer Stage 3

Stage 3 Swimsafer 2.0 Skills Assessment

In Swimsafer Stage 3, You need to:

  • Swim 25m on front crawl or breaststroke
  • Swim 25m on backstroke

Survival Sequence 3A (w/o goggles)

  • Stride/Straddle jump in deep water
  • Swim 25m Breaststroke/ Survival Breaststroke
  • Swim 25m Survival Backstroke
  • Scull head first on back for 5m and recover
  • Scull, float and tread water for 50sec
  • In chest-deep water, perform feet-first surface dive
  • Swim through hoops, place 2m apart using flutter/dolphin kick
  • Resurface and exit pool safely

Survival Sequence 3B (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate:

  • Swim25m using survival backstroke or breaststroke to a PFD
  • Correctly fit a PFD in water, swim 50m with PFD, then climb out of the water

Learning Outcome (Swimsafer 2.0 Stage 3)

  • Know at least 3 strokes ideally Freestyle, backstroke and survival breaststroke or Breast stroke, Survival Back and Survival Breaststroke or any combination of the 3 strokes with 2 front and 1 back.
  • Treading water for 50 sec
  • Know how to wear life jacket in the water

FAQ on Swimsafer Stage 3

When doing a straddle jump, the head should not go into the water. This is for the purpose of maintain a constant eye contact with the victim so that you know where he is. Secondly, to give assurance to the victim that you are on the way to provide help. Sometimes the ocean might have debris or oil spill, and your boat is on fire. You need to get off the boat by doing straddle jump so that your head will not get dirty.

Survival breaststroke is a normal breast stroke action such that you keep your head out of the water while swimming this stroke. This is for the purpose of sighting while you swim. Some ladies doesn’t like to get their hair wet or still does not like to get their face wet, so they swim breaststroke with their head above the water. That is survival breaststroke.

Is not difficult if you know how to do backfloat at ease. The body will float better if you relax.

To better prepared you for future emergency if any, so that you know how to perform this task.

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