SwimSafer Silver

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In SwimSafer Silver, the fundamentals of diving will be introduced. Development of personal survival knowledge will continue with the injection of situational context, such as swimming quickly away from a sinking boat, or swimming through a narrow passage underwater simulated by hoops.

Emphasis will be placed on with advanced swimming strokes and survival skills. Timing laps are also introduced in this stage to evaluate the efficiency of each stroke. This professional Kids Swimming Lessons is designed to develop speed and improve stamina, where kids will be required demonstrate efficient stroke techniques by swimming a variety of strokes over 200 meters within a given time frame for each stroke.

 
Entries & Exits Demonstrate a dive entry (crouching)
Sculling & Body Orientation Demonstrate a backward somersault in the water
Underwater Skills In at least 1.4m deep water, perform feet-first surface dive, swim through hoops on pool bottom for 3m
Movement/Swimming/Strokes Swim:
- 50m Front Crawl (Within 1 minute 30 seconds)
- 50m Breaststroke (Within 1 minute 50 seconds)
- 50m Backstroke (Within 1 minute 40 seconds)
- 25m Survival Backstroke (No Timing)
- 25m Sidestroke (No Timing)
- 10m Dolphin kick on front
Survival & Activity Skills (Without Goggles) Dressed in swimwear, t-shirt and long pants, demonstrate the following sequence:
- Enter deep water using a stride (straddle) jump
- Perform a backward somersault
- Submerge using 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 for 30 seconds
- Swim 25m with PFD and climb out of the water
Rescue Skills Throw a flotation aid (PFD) to a partner 3m away
Knowledge 1. Principles of Personal Safety and Survival
2. Environmental Awareness
3. Emergency Situations and Survival Techniques
4. Health Awareness
5. Rescues

The SwimSafer 2.0 syllabus is designed to be a stranded testing system. The learner do not have to hold a pre-requisite certification in order to attend the higher test stages. For example, the learner is not required to attend SwimSafer Bronze before he/she attends Swimsafer Silver. All test levels are independent and certified coaches can send their kids to either level which they deem suitable.