Stage 4 Water Awareness

19. Freestyle - Swim 15m. Regular breathing.

Must See Criteria:

Near horizontal body position; Effective propulsion; Regular breathing pattern.

20. Backstroke - Swim 10m. Catch up acceptable.

Must See Criteria:

Near horizontal body position; Regular leg action; Straight arm recovery.

21. Survival Backstroke - Swim 10m. Below water arm recovery.

Must See Criteria:

Circular leg action; Toes turned out.

22. Breaststroke - Swim 5m. Basic.

Circular leg action; Toes turned out. 

23. Scull head first on back. Without leg action.

Must See Criteria:

Sculling hand action; Movement backwards. 

24. Recover an object. Chest deep (minimum).

Must See Criteria:

Confident submersion; Visual identification of an object.

25. Swim in deep water.

Must See Criteria:

Confidence; Ability to submerge and surface; Vertical and horizontal body positions.

26. Water Safety Sequence 

Must See Criteria:

Swim and survival scull for 60 seconds. Grasp an object and be pulled to safety.

 

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