Water depth: chest deep (minimum)
The following survival skills should be taught as a sequence and practiced in pairs or groups.
- Enter water safely.
- Glide and swim 10m before recovering to upright position. Grasp a flotation aid thrown for support and float for 60 seconds the kick to safety.
- Support the body in an upright position (basic hand and leg action) and signal distress.
WATER SAFETY KNOWLEDGE
- aqua code
- around the home
- at the beach
- in rivers and lakes
- in dams
- at the public pool