Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving Sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims.
- Swim 25 m or yd. head-up front crawl or breaststroke.
- Demonstrate ready position with a stationary scull for 30 sec.
- Carry a 2.3 kg (5 lb.) object 15 m or yd. using swimmer's choice of lifesaving kick.
- Demonstrate a foot-first and a head-first surface dive to a maximum depth of 2 m.
- Demonstrate 25 m or yd. legs-only using swimmer's choice of lifesaving kick.
- Demonstrate the ability to inflate 2 items of clothing and use as a buoyant assist.
- Swim 25 m or yd. using any stroke. Demonstrate the ability to swim under an obstacle located at the halfway point.
- Swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke (50 m or yd. each).
- Complete a 350 m or yd. workout on 3 different occasions throughout the training course. Warm-up: 100 m or yd.; Work set: 6 x 25 m or yd. any stroke on 60 sec.; Cool down: 100 m or yd.
- Swim 100 m in 3 min. or better (100 yd. in 2:40 min.) using any stroke or any combination of strokes of the swimmer's choice.
- Demonstrate primary assessment of a conscious and cooperative victim who describes his or her chief complaint and how injury occurred.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize when to call EMS and how to do it.
- Demonstrate primary assessment and appropriate care for a victim with external bleeding.
- Look at the aquatic facility for 10-15 seconds. Turn and describe what you saw.
- a) Demonstrate ability to simulate in the water the appearance of a weak swimmer and a non-swimmer. b) Demonstrate ability to recognize the difference between a weak swimmer and non-swimmer.
- From a standing position on land, throw a buoyant aid with line to hit a target on the surface of the water as many times as possible within 30 sec.