Advanced

Our Advanced course is designed for people who have begun to develop coordinated breathing and stroke techniques.

This course will help to further build on their existing front stroke skills by teaching other front stroke techniques, such as breast stroke and will also teach children the basics of how to swim on their backs and introduce arms.

Safety wise, they will learn how to independently do more complex routines such as floating, sculling, bike legs, doing simple water rescues.

This class is a 1:8 = 1 Austswim teacher to 8 Students ratio;
This is to allow each child to get the most out of the class, this class will be swimming in lanes and laps adjusting and fine tuning stroke and skills so that they can move onto Squad training.

Advanced

Stage 1

1. Perform a stride entry.
2. Demonstrate a backward somersault in the water.
3. Demonstrate eggbeater kick with sculling.
4. Swim 200 metres continuously using correct stroke techniques:
   a. 50 metres survival backstroke or sidestroke
   b. 50 metres backstroke
   c. 50 metres breaststroke and
   d. 50 metres freestyle.
5. Dressed in swimwear, long pants, long-sleeved shirt and jumper, perform the following continuous sequence:
   a. Enter deep water using a feet first entry
   b. Submerge feet first, swim underwater on back looking up at the surface
   c. Swim 50 metres quickly as if escaping from a dangerous situation and then swim 50 metres slowly
   d. Float using a buoyant aid for 1 minute
   e. Swim slowly demonstrating survival strokes for 6 minutes
   f. Scull, float or tread water for 3 minutes waving for help intermittently. Remove clothing in deep water.
6. Correctly fit a PFD while treading water and then swim 25 metres using survival strokes. Climb out of the water.
7. Perform a throw rescue using an unweighted rope over a distance of 6 metres.
8. Answer questions on water safety and personal survival techniques

Stage 2

1. Demonstrate an entry technique selected by the examiner.
2. Demonstrate an efficient eggbeater kick without use of arms.
3. Swim 300 metres continuously using correct techniques:
   a. 100 metres freestyle
   b. 50 metres backstroke
   c. 50 metres breaststroke
   d. 50 metres sidestroke and
   e. 50 metres survival backstroke.
4. Dressed in swimwear, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, jumper, shoes and socks, perform the following continuous sequence:
   a. Dive and swim a distance underwater to simulate an escape from a sinking boat surrounded by oil
   b. Swim a further 40 metres freestyle as if escaping from a dangerous situation
   c. Remove shoes while treading water and then swim slowly 50 metres breaststroke
   d. Float, survival scull or tread water for 5 minutes and wave one arm occasionally as if signalling for help; reassure any nearby candidates by talking to them
   e. Swim slowly for 200 metres using survival strokes, changing strokes every 50 metres
   f. Remove clothing in deep water.
5. Fit a PFD correctly while treading water, swim 100 metres using survival strokes, demonstrate HELP technique and climb out of the water whilst wearing the PFD.
6. Perform a throw rescue using a weighted rope over a distance of 10 metres within a time limit of 1 minute.
7. Wade to a partner and pull them to safety using a towel or item of clothing as an aid.
8. Answer questions on water safety and personal survival techniques indicating a thorough knowledge of basic concepts.
 

We ask that all swimmers observe sun safety protocols by ensuring they are appropriately clothed and sun cream is applied before entering the pool. Ideal clothing consists of rash shirt and swimmers. Hair should be tied back and any jewellery is removed. Hair cap and goggles can be used, but are not necessary in most cases.

Whilst some classes may involve using flotation devices such as noodles or kickboards, permanent flotation devices (e.g. arm floats) are not allowed, as they can both hinder movement and provide a false sense of security to the student.

Once complete, the Joy of Water team will sit down with you and discuss what your options are, custom classes, Swimming Squad etc.

If you have any queries about this course, or would like to make a booking, contact our friendly team on 0447 226 284.

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