STA Octopus 1 - Course Criteria

This test should be taken in shallow water, candidates may use buoyancy aids.
Candidates Must pass all sections to be awarded the badge.

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

2. Enter the pool safely steps, ramp or swivel

3. Move through the water confidently in different ways

4. Use a woggle to swim front paddle and back paddle for 5 metres

5. Push and glide on the front and back

6. Use a woggle or floats to attempt a simultaneous circle action with the legs, while
on the back for 2 metres

7. Travel under a woggle bridge and through a shower created by a watering can

8. Return to standing from a star float on the back

9. Use a woggle or floats to perform a treading water action with legs

10. Exit the pool safely and unassisted

STA Octopus 2 - Course Criteriaa>

This test should be taken in shallow water, candidates may use buoyancy aids.
Candidates Must pass all sections to be awarded the badge.

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

2. Enter the pool safely with a step or jump

3. Swim 2 metres front paddle and 2 metres back paddle unaided

4. Use a woggle to kick across the pool while blowing bubbles

5. Demonstrate front crawl arm action while standing

6. Demonstrate back crawl arm action while standing

7. Push and glide on the front with face in the water

8. Push and glide on the back arms by the side

9. Use a woggle, rotate from back float to front float and return to a back float

10. Submerge underwater and retrieve an object

STA Octopus 3 - Course Criteria

This test should be taken in shallow water, candidates may use buoyancy aids only
where stated. Candidates Must pass all sections to be awarded the badge.

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

2. Enter the water with a step or jump entry, turn around and swim back to poolside

3. Push and glide into either front crawl or breaststroke for 5 metres

4. Push and glide into back crawl and swim for 5 metres

5. Perform a star float on the front or back and hold for 3 seconds

6. Perform dolphin leg kick on the front or back for 2 metres

7. Scull head first using a woggle

8. Attempt breaststroke

9. Tread water for 10 seconds

10. Swim forwards for 2 metres, then roll onto back, swim on the back
for 2 metres and roll into a standing position (regaining feet)

Before progressing to Goldfish 1 in the main pool, for safety reasons we expect
the pupil to be able to swim 10 metres on the front and 10 meters on the back in
the main pool between end and deep water steps.

 
   
   
 
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