STA Shark 1 - Course Criteria

Buoyancy aids may NOT be used, unless stated.

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

Additional Clothing is required for this course

STA Shark 2 - Course Criteria

Buoyancy aids may NOT be used, unless stated.

1. Perform a reaching rescue to a casualty up to 2 metres from the side

2. Throw a 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 during which the learners perform 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 in 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

Additional Clothing is required for this course

STA Shark 3 - Course Criteria

Buoyancy aids may NOT be used, unless stated.

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 that is legal for the depth of water available

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

Additional Clothing is required for this course

 
   
   
 
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