Stage 10 Junior Swim and Survive

51. Shallow water entries and exits

Must See Criteria:
Safe entry (wade in and/or slide in) for shallow water conditions; Feet feeling for underwater obstacles. Entry is controlled. Safe exit for shallow water conditions; With assistance using a stirrup lift. Partner assisting cups hands against one knee. Place one foot in stirrup and straighten leg. Raised edge – arms/legs used to raise body out of the water.

52. Rotate about the vertical & horizontal axis. Eggbeater kick with arms for support.

Must See Criteria:
Rotation about each major axis. Effective use of arms and legs. Egg beater kick – Appropriate leg action; Head above water surface; Controlled hand sculling action.

53. Surface dive and recover object in 1.2m water. Swim underwater 4m.

Must See Criteria:
From in-water approach, correct surface dive technique. Eyes open. Effective arms and leg action to recover object. Effective arms and leg action for underwater swim. Turn on back and look for potential dangers when surfacing.

54. Swimming skills

See below for swimming stroke requirements for Stage 10 - Junior Swim & Survive.

Freestyle - Swim 100m

Must See Criteria:

Body Position: Streamlined body position. Smooth head rotation. Coordinated breathing with arm stroke.
Leg Action: Alternate kicking from hips. Ankles loose.
Arm Action: Correct arm entry in front of shoulders. Catch, pull, push. Recovery with high elbows.

Breaststroke - Swim 50m

Must See Criteria:

Body Position: Horizontal body position on water surface. Pull-Breath-Kick-Glide sequence. Head riding up and down with shoulders. Hips rise prior to kick.
Leg Action: Knees bend to shoulder width apart, feet hook as drawn towards buttocks. Feet drive out and around in whip action. As legs reach full extension, they come together. Toes pointed in glide.
Arm Action: Arms extended in front of body, hands together. Pull is outwards, downwards and back to the shoulder.

Backstroke - Swim 50m

Must See Criteria:

Body Position: Horizontal body position. Head stationary, water line at ear level.
Leg Action: Alternate kicking from hips. Feet in plantar position.
Arm Action: Arm action is alternate and continuous. Hand enters little finger first.

Survival Backstroke - Swim 50m

Must See Criteria:

Body Position: Horizontal on water surface. Simultaneous propulsive phase of arms and legs. Glide. Arms commence recovery before legs. Arms do not reach past head.
Leg Action: Knees bend apart, vertical drop of lower legs. Sweeping circular action. Legs fully extended, and toes pointed.
Arm Action: Arm close to body on recovery. Symmetrical and simultaneous push in a curved pathway until fully extended.

Sidestroke - Swim 50m

Must See Criteria:

Body Position: Horizontal and streamlined.
Leg Action: Upper leg moves forward; lower leg moves backward. Legs extended together in glide position.
Arm Action: Lower arm commences push in curved pattern with bent elbow and flexed wrist. Upper arm recovers.

Butterfly - Swim 15m

Must See Criteria:

Body Position: Horizontal on water surface. Body streamlined with arms fully extended. Head lifted as pull phase reaches middle torso. First kick occurs as the hands catch the water. Second kick occurs as the hands push to hips.
Leg Action: Kick originating from an upwards push of hips. Legs kick simultaneously.
Arm Action: Pull is outwards then inwards in keyhole shaped pattern. High Arm recovery. 

Swim 100m - Using two strokes

Must See Criteria:

Effective propulsion. Improving endurance. 

55. Survival Skills

Must See Criteria:

Survival swim 100m wearing short legnth clothes (50m freestyle, 50m survival) Float for 2 minutes with aid. Safely use lifejacket (fit out of water, enter and float for 1 minute). Ensure correct and efficient survival stroke technique. As well as safe and efficient removal of clothing while in water. Correctly fit lightjacket. Effective feet first entry.

56. Reach rescue person 1m from safety. Initiative in assessment and rescue.

Must See Criteria:

Constant observation and reassurance of person. Firmly anchored. Reach out and instruct person to take hold. Safe and steady pull. Secure person to edge.

57. Water Safety Knowledge

Hazards & Personal Safety: Home pool/bath/pond/public pools. Signal for help.
Risks & Peer Influences: Diving in shallow water
Responding to Emergencies: The Four A’s, weak swimmer, talk rescue, DRSABCD, recovery position.

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