Tuesday's 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Yateley School Pool
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STA Water Safety Skills - Gold

Learners should wear long sleeved t-shirt, sweatshirt or pullover plus trousers or tracksuit  bottoms for the duration of the Gold tests unless stated. Jeans, hooded tops, very tight or very baggy items are not suitable

1. Swim 200 metres, tread water for 2 minutes waving one arm to attract attention and 2 minutes normally, collect a buoyant aid show the HELP position for 1 minute and the HUDDLE for 2 minutes, swim 200 metres with the aid and climb out unassisted
2. Perform a feet first surface dive and swim 5  metres underwater
3. Perform a head first surface dive and swim 5  metres underwater 4. Remove the long sleeved t-shirt, jumper or sweat shirt and the long trousers or tracksuit bottoms
while in deep water
5. Swim 25 metres lifesaving backstroke
6. Swim 25 metres sidestroke leading with the right arm and 25 metres sidestroke leading with the left arm
7. Simulate a weak swimmer becoming tired and then unresponsive
8. Rescue a co-operative weak swimmer 10 metres away, using a buoyant aid, accompany  them back
10 metres to safety and assist them out onto  the poolside
9. Rescue a tired swimmer becoming unresponsive, 15 metres away, using a buoyant aid, tow them
back 15 metres to safety and assist them out onto the poolside
10. Explain 3 methods you could use to help if you discovered somebody in difficulty in the water


This course requires additional clothing - click here for more details

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