STA Goldfish 1 - Course Criteria

Learners should be competent in shallow water and may move to chest deep depth.
The swimming teacher should be on poolside, candidates may use buoyancy aids
only where stated.

1. Answer 2 water safety questions - Click here for Questions

2. Enter the water, tread water for 5 seconds, swim to poolside

3. Push and glide, and hold the streamlined position for 5 seconds

4. Push and glide to the bottom of the pool to retrieve an object

5. Swim 5 metres on front, roll over and swim 5 metres on back

6. Perform dolphin leg kick on the front or back for 5 metres

7. Scull head first for 2 metres

8. Scull feet first, using a woggle for support

9. Show rhythmical breathing in front crawl for 10 metres, using a woggle

10. Swim a recognisable breaststroke for 5 metres

STA Goldfish 2 - Course Criteria

Learners should be competent in shallow water and may move to chest deep depth.
The swimming teacher should be on poolside, candidates may use buoyancy aids
only where stated.

1. Answer 2 water safety questions - Click here for Questions

2. Perform a back float, tuck to a front float and return to a standing position

3. Scull head first for 5 metres, and feet first for 3 metres

4. Push and glide on the back, tuck, rotate to the front and return to the starting point

5. Swim 10 metres of a recognised front stroke, either front crawl or breaststroke.
Learner’s first choice

6. Swim 10 metres of back crawl

7. Swim 5 metres of a recognised front stroke. Learner’s second choice

8. Push and glide to the bottom of the pool, tuck, place feet on the bottom and spring up

9. Perform a mushroom float and hold for 3 seconds, extend to a front float and return
to a standing position

10. Enter the water, swim 5 metres on the front, swim to poolside and exit safely

STA Goldfish 3 - Course Criteria

Learners should be competent in shallow water and may move to chest deep depth.
The swimming teacher should be on poolside, candidates may use buoyancy aids only where stated.

1. Answer 2 water safety questions - Click here for Questions

2. Perform 2 different types of entries and tread water for 15 seconds each time; performed
in shoulder-deep water

3. Swim 15 metres of back crawl

4. Swim 15 metres of a recognised front stroke, either front crawl or breaststroke

5. Swim 10 metres, holding a float under each arm, using lifesaving backstroke leg kick

6. Swim 5 metres, dolphin leg kick on front

7. Swim 5 metres, dolphin leg kick on back

8. Perform a handstand with both hands on the pool floor; performed in chest-deep water

9. Perform a float on the back and hold for 5 seconds, roll on to the front,
hold for 5 seconds, roll to the original back float position and hold for 5 seconds

10. Submerge, push and glide on the side, roll to a face down position

 
   
   
 
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