Swimsafer Stage 5/ Steady Swimsafer Silver

Swimsafer Silver/ Stage 5 Swimsafer 2.0 Skills Assessment

Swim (use crouching dive entry for Front-Crawl, Breaststroke):

  • 50m Front-Crawl (within 1:30 min)
  • 50m Breaststroke (within 1:50 min)
  • 50m Backstroke (within 1:40 min)
  • 25m Sidestroke
  • 25m Survival Backstroke
  • Dolphin kick 10m on front

Silver Sequence (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, long pants and t-shirt demonstrate the following sequence:

  • Enter deep water using a straddle jump
  • Perform a backward somersault
  • Submerge feet first surface dive
  • Swim through hoops on pool bottom for 3m and resurface
  • Swim 45m quickly using front crawl
  • Wave and call for help (rescuer to throw a PFD)
  • Retrieve a PFD in water and fit it while treading water
  • Demonstrate Heat Escape Lessening Posture (H.E.L.P.) technique
  • Then swim 25m with PFD and climb out of the water

FAQ for Swimsafer Stage 5- Swimsafer Sliver

If your child attended weekly lessons regularly, there should be no problem in his swim time due to sufficient training.

While most students could achieve timing for freestyle and breaststroke, some failed on backstroke being their weakest stroke.

The underwater skills, due to some unable to equalise their nose, and swimming 50m without using goggle and backward somersault.

The answer of backstroke smooth swimming is all about technique. A jerky swim and arm not reaching far enough, the absence of the rotation of body, posture not balance or streamline, swimmers keep drinking water while on the back, are some of the factors that causes the stroke to fail. Swimming backstroke requires rotation of the body and a strong sense of rythmn and breathing and more importantly, a well balanced body posture.

Swimsafer Stages