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Survival Awards

 ASA Survival Successes 

Pupils must wear everyday clothing throughout the awards.
Goggles should not be worn unless water conditions make this necessary.

Boys: swim wear, long-sleeved shirt, long sleeved jumper and trousers
Girls: swim wear, long sleeved blouse, long sleeved jumper and skirt or trousers

LEVEL 1
  1. Enter water of at least full reach depth from the side of the pool by sliding in from a sitting position
  2. Tread water for two minutes
  3. Swim 25 metres to a floating object
  4. Take up and hold the "H.E.L.P." position for five minutes in water of at least full reach depth
  5. Swim 50 metres retaining the floating object
  6. Climb out from water of at least full reach depth without using the steps or rail or any other assistance
LEVEL 2
  1. Enter water of at least full reach depth using a straddle entry
  2. Tread water for two minutes with one arm out of the water (the raised hand to be above the head throughout, candidates may change arms twice throughout)
  3. Swim 25 metres to a floating object
  4. Take up and hold the "H.E.L.P." position for six minutes
  5. Participate in a "HUDDLE" for two minutes using any floating object for support with at least two other similarly clothed swimmers who may be candidates
  6. Swim 100 metres retaining a floating object
  7. Climb out from water of at least full reach depth without using the steps or rail or any other assistance