By completing this Award you will be able to perform eight of the following skills

a width is equivalent to 8 metres

  1. Enter shallow water unaided from a standing or sitting position without the use of steps.
  2. Submerge the head completely and blow out under water for a minimum of three seconds.
  3. Hold a tucked floating position for a minimum of five seconds (this may be on the front or back with the face submerged or kept out of the water).
  4. Swim one width on the front using a crawl-type front paddle propulsive action.
  5. Swim one width on the back using a crawl-type leg action.
  6. Swim one width on the front or back using breaststroke type action.
  7. Swim one width full stroke on the front or the back with arm recovery over the water.
  8. Demonstrate a flat upright or upright floating position for 20 seconds.
  9. Demonstrate a 360 degrees turn or roll – from a flat or upright position without making contact with the pool bottom.
  10. Swim two widths without pausing using any stroke or strokes.