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.
6 Stages of Swimsafer
Introduction to water safety, pool rule and pool hygiene. Submerging, bubble, floating on front and back. Simple arm movement and proplusion.
Able to swim 15m on back and 25 on front any strokes. Feet first surface dive at 1.2m. Master at least 2 strokes.
Tread water and wear life jacket. Able to perform sraddle jump and able to perform at least 3 strokes, namely Free, Back and survival Back. Breast stroke can be use as well.
Stage 4 Bronze
Able to swim 25m for each stroke namely Free, Back, Breast & Survival back. Able to forward somersault and head first surface dive. Able to tread water for 3 min.
Stage 5 Silver
Dolphin & Side stroke introduction. Long pant must be worn and swim. Able to swim 50m without goggle. Swim 50m timing for Free, Back, Breast. Wear life jacket in water. Able to do backward somersault. .
Stage 6 Gold
Able to swim fly at least 15m. Swim 100m without goggle. Swim timing for 100m on Free, Back and Breast. Able to remove pant while treading water and make a float. Next level after gold is SSPA.