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Swim Safer Stage 5 Silver

SwimSafer Silver is an intermediate-level swimming program designed to refine stroke technique and develop advanced swimming proficiency. The program is a continuation of the SwimSafer program and builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in the Bronze program. Participants will learn advanced swimming techniques such as breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly, enabling them to swim with greater efficiency and confidence in the water. The program also emphasizes the importance of water safety and teaches participants essential water safety knowledge and skills, including treading water and rescue techniques.

In addition to swimming proficiency and water safety skills, SwimSafer Silver also prepares participants for potential emergency situations. Participants will learn advanced rescue techniques, such as the use of rescue tubes and other rescue aids, and personal survival skills to help them stay afloat and conserve energy in emergency situations. The program also serves as a pathway for those interested in pursuing a career in aquatic safety and lifesaving, providing a strong foundation of lifesaving knowledge and skills. Overall, SwimSafer Silver is an excellent program for anyone looking to improve their swimming proficiency, reinforce water safety knowledge, and develop advanced rescue skills.

Swim (use crouching dive entry for FR, BR):

Perform the following sequence:

  • 50m front crawl (within 1:30 min)

  • 50m breaststroke (within 1:50 min)

  • 50m backstroke (within 1:40 min)

  • 25m sidestroke

  • 25m survival backstroke

  • Dolphin kick 10m on front

Silver Sequence (w/o goggles)

Dressed in swimwear, long pants and t-shirt demonstrate the following sequence:

  • Enter deep water using a straddle jump

  • Perform a backward somersault Submerge using feet first surface dive,

  • Swim through hoops on pool bottom for 3m and resurface

  • Swim 45m quickly using front crawl

  • Wave and call for help (rescuer to throw PFD)

  • Retrieve a PFD in water and fit it while treading water

  • Demonstrate Heat Escape Lessening Posture (H.E.L.P.) technique for 30 sec

  • Then swim 25m with PFD and climb out of the water

If you’d like more information about our programme, get in touch today.

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