STA Shark 1 - Course Criteria

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1. Perform a shout and signal rescue to a weak swimmer 5 metres away
2. Enter the water with a slide in entry, swim 10 metres in a T-shirt, tread water for
30 seconds, remove T-shirt, and climb out
3. Swim 5 metres of a recognised front stroke, perform a head first surface dive and
swim 5 metres underwater
4. Swim 5 metres of a recognised front stroke, perform a feet first surface dive, tuck,
and swim 5 metres underwater
5. Swim 50 metres of a recognised front stroke (learner's choice)
6. Swim 50 metres of back crawl
7. Swim 25 metres of a recognised front stroke: (learner's second choice)
8. Swim 25 metres of Old English backstroke
9. Swim 25 metres of front crawl demonstrating bilateral breathing
10. Perform a kneeling dive, depth of water permitting. If in shallow water, perform
underwater push and glide for 5 metres

STA Shark 2 - Course Criteria

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1. Perform a reaching rescue to a casualty up to 2 metres from the side
2. Throw buoyant aid 3 metres to a target point in the pool
3. Enter the water with a step in entry, swim 10 metres of a recognised stroke in a
T-shirt and shorts, tread water for 1 minute, swim 5 metres of a recognised stroke,
surface dive, swim 3 metres underwater, surface, climb out of the pool unassisted
4. Swim 75 metres, performing 3 recognised strokes with a smooth transition and
the correct turns
5. Scull head first for 20 metres
6. Swim 10 metres of butterfly
7. Wearing a T-shirt and shorts, swim 20 metres of side stroke
8. Perform a plunge dive; swim width of pool or 7 metres, depth of water permitting.
If shallow water submerge and push and glide on your side, roll onto the back and
return to the surface with dolphin leg kick
9. Swim 4 x 1 width of individual medley incorporating the appropriate transition procedure
at the end of each stroke
10. Perform a backwards somersault

STA Shark 3 - Course Criteria

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1. Throw a rope more than 5 metres
2. Enter the water with a straddle entry, swim 25 metres of a recognised stroke in a T-shirt
and shorts, tread water or support scull for 1 minute, tread water for 1 minute waving one arm,
surface dive, swim 5 metres underwater, surface and remove clothing. If in shallow water,
substitute straddle jump for step- in or slide-in entry
3. Swim 100 metres of a recognised stroke on the front, with correct start, turns,
and finish. Learner's choice
4. Swim 50 metres of a recognised front stroke with correct start, turns and finish.
Learner's second choice
5. Swim 100 metres of back crawl with correct start, turns and finish
6. Swim 25 metres of a fourth recognised stroke not undertaken in the other tests
7. Swim 4 x 1 length of individual medley, incorporating the transition procedure at the
end of each stroke
8. Perform a competitive start for two separate strokes using two different stances
9. Swim 50 metres of side stroke or old English backstroke
10. Perform a head first surface dive and pick up a sinkable toy from the bottom of the pool,
minimum depth of 1.5 metres

 
   
   
 
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