Advanced Water Safety Series

The Water Safety Skills Series comprises of three awards Bronze, Silver and Gold. These awards provide an introduction to basic rescue and personal survival skills for learners working towards their Advanced Swimmer awards.

Advanced Safety Bronze

Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform a safe entry, swim 100 metres, collect a buoyant aid and show the HELP position for 1 minute then swim 50 metres with the aid and climb out unassisted
  2. Tread water for 3 minutes
  3. Float in a supine position for 1 minute
  4. Perform a feet first surface dive and swim 5 metres underwater
  5. Perform a head first surface dive and swim 5 metres underwater
  6. Swim sidestroke for 15 metres
  7. Simulate the actions of a weak swimmer
  8. Perform a reach rescue using an aid
  9. Perform a throw rescue over 8 metres using a buoyant aid
  10. Explain 3 safety rules at the swimming pool
Learners may work towards the STA Junior Lifeguard Academy and Bronze Advanced Swimmer awards.
Advanced Safety Silver

Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform a safe entry, swim 200 metres, tread water for 3 minutes, collect a buoyant aid and show the HUDDLE position for 2 minutes, swim 100 metres with the aid and climb out unassisted
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes
  3. Float in a supine position for 1 minute
  4. Perform a feet first and a head first surface dive
  5. Remove a long sleeved jumper or sweat shirt while in deep water
  6. Swim 10 metres lifesaving backstroke and 20 metres sidestroke
  7. Simulate the actions of an injured swimmer with head injury and with an arm injury
  8. Perform a throwing rescue over 8 metres using a rope
  9. Wade 5 metres to rescue an injured swimmer using a buoyant aid
  10. Explain the HELP and HUDDLE position and when and why they would be used
Learners may work towards the STA Junior Lifeguard Academy and Silver Advanced Swimmer awards.
Advanced Safety Gold

Learning Outcomes
  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 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
Learners may work towards the STA Junior Lifeguard Academy and Gold Advanced Swimmer awards.

Order these awards

Other Supporting Awards

Distance

Kingfisher

Dolphin

Advanced Water Safety

Incentive Awards