SwimSafer 2.0 Gold: Advanced Personal Water Survival & Swimming Skills Proficiency - Test Criteria

Advance Personal Survival & Swimming Skill Proficiency

Students will be required to perform a variety of strokes with efficiency over 400 metres within a given time frame for each stroke. Personal survival skills like making use of clothing to make a personal floatation device and swim with them, putting on a life jacket in water and demonstrating the Heat Escape Lessening Posture technique will be taught.


All Done in Competition Pool

Swim (Standing Dive Entry*)

  • 100m front crawl (≤3:00)*

  • 100m breaststroke (≤4:00)*

  • 100m backstroke (≤3:20)

  • 50m survival backstroke

  • 50m side stroke

  • 15m butterfly

Sequence  (w/o goggles)

  • Dressed in swimwear, t-shirt and long pants

  • Enter deep water using compact jump

  • Perform a head-first surface dive to a depth of 1.8m (and perform ear equalisation, if necessary)

  • Swim through hoops underwater for 5m and resurface

  • Swim 45m quickly using front crawl

  • Then swim slowly for a further 50m using any preferred survival swim stroke (Face clear of water)

  • Remove pants in deep water and make a float while treading water within 5 minutes

  • Demonstrate H.E.L.P (Heat Escape Lessening Posture) technique with the self-made float for 1 minute

  • Then swim 25m with self-made float and climb out of the water