WATER SAFETY AWARDS

Being safe in water

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What is on offer at SDSG?

Junior Members (and their siblings) can work towards the Swimming & Water Safety Awards.

It includes three main parts which link to the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:

  • Able to use a range of strokes, for example, backstroke and breaststroke.  

  • Swim confidently over a distance of 25 meters

  • Preforming a safe self-rescue in different water based situations

Speak to a swim teacher during a SDSG swim session for more information. 

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Part of SDSG's Exercise and Swim Skills Re-engagement Project funded by North Yorkshire Country Council. 

 

Swimming Victory

Award 1

Pupils can complete these outcomes with or without floatation equipment or support:

  1. Enter the water safely.

  2. Move forwards, backwards and sideways for a distance of 5

    metres, feet may be on or off the floor.

  3. Scoop the water and wash face, be comfortable with water showered from overhead.

  4. Blow bubbles a minimum of three times rhythmically, with nose and

    mouth submerged.

  5. Take part in a movement game.

  6. Give examples of two pool rules.

  7. Recognise and identify the purpose of beach flags.

  8. Exit the water safely.

Swimming Victory
Cute Toddler in Pool
Cute Toddler in Pool

Award 2

Pupils can complete these outcomes with or without floatation equipment:

  1. Enter the water safely.

  2. Move from a horizontal floating position on the front and return to standing.

  3. Move from a horizontal floating position on the back and return to standing.

  4. Push and glide on the front in a horizontal position, to or from the pool wall.

  5. Push and glide on the back in a horizontal position from the pool wall.

  6. Travelonthebackfor5metres.

  7. Travel on the front for 5 metres.

  8. Floatontheback.

  9. Knowhowtosignalforhelp.

  10. Exit the water safely.

Award 3

Pupils can complete these outcomes without floatation equipment or support:

  1. Jump in from poolside and submerge (minimum depth of 1 metre).

  2. Fully submerge to pick up an object.

  3. Perform a tuck float and hold for five seconds.

  4. Push from wall and glide on the front with arms extended.

  5. Push from wall and glide on the back (optional with arms extended).

  6. Perform a rotation from the front to the back, then  return to standing.

  7. Perform a rotation from the back to the front, then return to standing.

  8. Identify an open water hazard near Scarborough Sports Village.

  9. Exit the water safely.

Swimming Trainer with Students
Swim Coach

Award 4

Pupils can complete these outcomes without floatation equipment or support:

  1. Jump into the water, submerge, surface and swim back to the point of entry (minimum depth 1 metre).

  2. Push and glide towards the pool floor with arms extended.

  3. Perform a sequence of changing shapes (minimum of three) whilst

    floating on the surface.

  4. Push and glide on the front with arms extended and log roll onto the back.

  5. Push and glide on the back with arms extended and log roll onto the front.

  6. Travel5metresonthefront,performatucktorotateontothe back and return to the side.

  7. Travel 10 metres on the front with feet off the pool floor.

  8. Travel 10metres on the back with feet off the pool floor.

  9. Perform a ‘shoutand signal’ rescue. Explain how you would get help.

  10. Exit the water safely without using steps.

Award 5

Pupils can complete these outcomes without floatation equipment or support:

  1. Jump into the water, submerge, surface and swim back to the point of entry (at least full reach depth).

  2. Perform a horizontal stationary scull on the back.

  3. Kick 10 metres backstroke.

  4. Kick 10metresfrontcrawl.

  5. Kick 10 metres butterfly or breaststroke on the front or on the back.

  6. Travelon back and logroll 180 degrees in one continuous movement onto front.

  7. Travel on front and log roll 180 degrees in one continuous movement

    onto back.

  8. Swim 10 metres, choice of stroke is optional.

  9. Give two examples of where it is safe to swim and why.

  10. Exit the water safely.

Dive
Swimmer

Award 6

Pupils can complete these outcomes without floatation equipment or support:

  1. Perform three different shaped jumps into deep water (to include a straddle jump).

  2. Perform a head first scull for 5 metres.

  3. Two out of the following three must be completed:

    a. Swim 10 metres front crawl. b. Swim 10 metres backstroke. c. Swim 10 metres breaststroke.

  4. Tread water for 30 seconds.

  5. Perform a handstand or forward somersault, tucked in the water.

  6. Swim 25 metres (choice of stroke optional).

  7. Swim 10 metres wearing clothes - as a minimum T-shirt and shorts.

  8. Exit deep water without the use of steps.

Fun in the Pool

Self Rescue Award

Pupils can complete these outcomes without floatation equipment, in clothing, and in the order listed without pause:

  1. Enter the water using a fall in entry.

  2. Float on the back or scull.

  3. Tread water for 20 seconds with one arm in the air and shout for help.

  4. Swim 15 metres on the front, rotate and swim 15 metres on the back to a floating object.

  5. Take up the Heat Escape Lessening Position (H.E.L.P).

  6. Swim 10 metres retaining a floating object.

  7. Take up the Huddle position.

  8. Swim using a long arm front paddle (survival stroke) to the side.

  9. Climb out from water of at least full reach depth without using the steps.

  10. Discuss as a group when these skills might be used to self-rescue in different water based situations.

Backstroke Swimmer

Aquatic Skills Award

Pupils can complete these outcomes without floatation equipment or support:

  1. Enter the water safely.

  2. Submerge to pick up an object from the bottom of the pool (full reach depth).

  3. Swim 25 metres (choice of stroke is optional).

  4. Swim 50 metres (choice of stroke(s) may be used).

  5. Participate in a game of mini-polo.

  6. Discuss in your group the tactics and skills used and evaluate them.

  7. Perform a one minute movement sequence in a group of three or

    more, incorporating a number of different skills, for example: sculling, treading water, floating, rotations.

  8. Exit the water safely.