Monday, November 29, 2010

Swimsafer Level 2 Swimming Programme - Bukit Batok Swimming Complex


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Swimsafer Stage 2 test procedure

Entry and Exit
Perform a step-in entry

Scull and Body Orient
1)Demonstrate sculling in an upright position for 10s with arms only
2)Demonstrate the ability to change direction on command

Underwater Skills
1)Search for and recover an object in chest deep water depth.
2)Demonstrate a feet-first surface dive

Movement / Strokes
25m forward movement -- Any stroke

Survival Skills
1)Swim wearing clothing for 15m
2)Demonstrate flotation survival technique for 1min
3)Correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water and swim for 5m and climb out of deep water

Rescue Skills

Water safety rules in various aquatic environment

What sort of things should you not do at a beach?
Dive into the water.
Swim Unsupervised.
Swim when the conditions are rough.
Jump off rocks.
Swim out too far.

What could happen if you walked too close to the edge of a river bank?
You could fall in. The bank may crumble and you could fall in.

What are the dangers with water that can be found in and around the home?
Unfenced pools, pool gate left open, broken or toys left in the water.
Spas and fish ponds.
Bathtubs not emptied.
Buckets filled with water, washing machines, toilets and sinks.

If you can't see the bottom of a river, lake or dam, what would be some dangers?
Submerged objects, rocks, weeds, muddy bottom, unknown depth.

What are two things you can do to alert someone you are in trouble when in the water?
Float on your back and wave. Call for help.

What would you do if you were caught in a fast flowing river?
Try to float feet first in a half-sitting position.

What should you always wear when you go out boating?
A SOlAS Personal Floatation Device (PFD) and protective clothing.

What are the dangers with a storm water channels?
Steep banks, fast flowing water, flash flooding, entrapment in grates, pylons.

How do you check the strength of a river current?
Throw in a stick and see how quickly it flows down the river. If the stick disappears underwater or is tossed around the current is strong.

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