This program teaches swimmers the four popular swim strokes. Basic aquatic survival skills will also be thought during this lessons. They the techniques used to make a survival Float as well as Treading Water for Survival. This course does not have any certifications included.
The six stage progressive program includes appropriate swimming and water survival skills that will enhance swimmers safety in a water environment. You will gain confidence in the water enabling him or her to further benefit from activities for a life time. There are 6 certificates that swimmers can achieve.
Stage 1 – Introduction to Water Skills
The objective is for your child to gain confidence and develop independence in the water, as well as learn general and deep-end water safety. Techniques taught includes forward and backward movement, safe entry and exit, and introduction to personal water survival skills.
Stage 2 – Fundamental Water Skills
General skills development will include unassisted step entry into water, sculling, feet-first surface dives, personal water safety skills and water safety awareness in an aquatic environment. Your child will be encouraged to achieve 25 metres of continuous swim.
Stage 3 – Stroke Development Skills
Principles of personal water survival and basic rescue skills will be taught. Your child will demonstrate proficiency in sculling, underwater skills, and the use of a Personal Floatation Device. Your child will be encouraged to achieve 50 metres of continuous swim.
Stage 4 (Bronze) – Personnel water survival and stroke improvement skills
Development of your child’s stroke techniques will be a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water while swimming 100 metres. Principles of water craft safety will be introduced, as well as continual work on rescue and personal water survival skills.
Stage 5 (Silver) – Intermediate Personal Water Survival and Swimming Stroke Refinement Skills
Fundamentals of diving will be introduced. Development of rescue skills and personal water survival skills will also continue at more advanced levels. Your child will be required to demonstrate efficient swimming stroke techniques to complete stage 5 before progressing to stage 6.
Stage 6 (Gold) – Advanced Personal Water Survival and Swimming Swimming Skills Proficiency
Your child will be required to perform strokes with greater ease, efficiency, power and smoothness, swimming over 400 metres. Rescue skills and water safety knowledge will focus on lifesaving readiness. Standing dive and advanced personal water survival skills will continue to be taught.
Men 200m Medley Relay 2014 Singapore National Games
Men 50m Breaststroke 2014 Singapore National Games
This segment is for advance swimmers who are well versed in all 4 swim strokes: Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly. They must also possess strong officiating technical knowledge and be familiar with competitive regulation rules set by FINA. (Federation Internationale De Natation).
The following are some of the training circuits that will be conducted.
The SLSS is a non-profit organization that began life as the Singapore Branch of the Royal Life Saving Society and was renamed the SLSS in 1982. It’s mission is to promote aquatic safety and Lifesaving. The SLSS also administers a number of Lifesaving courses and awards successful participants with certificates, which are used as the basis for the employment of lifeguards in Singapore. Senior Manager Alfred Chua Choon Liong said that the widely recognized basic certification required for a lifeguard in Singapore was and remains only a Bronze Medallion Award.
- To provide preliminary skills and knowledge of water safety and land-based non-contact rescues
- To develop further preliminary skills and knowledge of water safety, resuscitation, land-base and non-contact rescues
- To develop skills and knowledge of water safety, resuscitation and water rescue preparatory to the Bronze Medallion
Upon completion of this course you be awarded the Bronze Medallion Certificate and badge (Industrial Recognition) This allows you to embark on your career as a lifeguard.