Intermediate

This course will help further develop the student's confidence, independence and mobility whilst in the pool.

The skills learnt in this program not only save lives, but provide a foundation for participation in a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities.

Our intermediate program is a broad and balanced program teaching a range of skills and knowledge to develop swimming, water safety, survival and basic rescue skills. With a vibrant look, and an increased focus on stroke development, it encourages children to have a healthy respect for the aquatic environment.

This class is 30 minutes long and at 1:6 = 1 Austswim or Royal Life Saving teacher to 6 Students ratio;
This is to allow each child to get the most out of the class as with the introduction of swimming in lanes and laps we have more options to push the student.

Intermediate

Intermediate - Stage 1

HAZARDS & PERSONAL SAFETY - Identify aquatic environments
ENTRY & EXIT - Step in entry
FLOTATION - Float on front and back in deep water and recover
FLOTATION - Orientate the body using rotation skills
SWIMMING - Swim 15 metres freestyle
SWIMMING - Swim 15 metres backstroke
SWIMMING - Swim 10 metres survival backstroke
SWIMMING - Swim 10 metres breaststroke kick
UNDERWATER - Surface dive and recover an object from shoulder deep water
LIFESAVING - Recognise an emergency and call for help
RESCUE - Talk rescue
SEQUENCING & SURVIVAL - Perform a survival sequence to simulate an accidental entry

Intermediate - Stage 2
HAZARDS & PERSONAL SAFETY - Identify aquatic environments
ENTRY & EXIT - Compact jump
FLOTATION - Head-first and feet-first sculling
FLOTATION - Float, scull or tread water wearing a lifejacket
SWIMMING - Swim 25 metres freestyle
SWIMMING - Swim 25 metres backstroke
SWIMMING - Swim 15 metres survival backstroke
SWIMMING - Swim 15 metres basic breaststroke
UNDERWATER - Surface dive and recover an object from shoulder deep water
LIFESAVING - Recognise and support an emergency
RESCUE - Reach rescue using a rigid and non-rigid aid
SEQUENCING & SURVIVAL - Perform a survival sequence with a buoyant aid

Intermediate - Stage 3
HAZARDS & PERSONAL SAFETY - Identify and describe hazards in aquatic environments
ENTRY & EXIT - Stride in entry
FLOTATION - Float, scull or tread water for 1 minute
SWIMMING - Swim 50 metres freestyle
SWIMMING - Swim 50 metres backstroke
SWIMMING - Swim 25 metres survival backstroke
SWIMMING - Swim 25 metres basic breaststroke
UNDERWATER - Surface dive, swim underwater for at least 1 metre and recover an object from shoulder deep water
LIFESAVING - Recognise and support an emergency
RESCUE - Throw rescue 5 metres using a buoyant aid
SEQUENCING & SURVIVAL - Perform a survival sequence with a buoyant aid

Intermediate - Stage 4
HAZARDS & PERSONAL SAFETY - Understand and follow safety rules for aquatic environments
ENTRY & EXIT - Dive in entry
ENTRY & EXIT - Enter and exit the water in a range of environments wearing light clothing
FLOTATION - Float, scull or tread water for 2 minutes and signal for help
SWIMMING - Swim 75 metres freestyle
SWIMMING - Swim 75 metres backstroke
SWIMMING - Swim 50 metres survival backstroke
SWIMMING - Swim 50 metres breaststroke
UNDERWATER - Surface dive, swim underwater for up to 3 metres and search to recover an object in deep water
LIFESAVING - Respond to an emergency and perform a primary assessment
RESCUE - Throw rescue 10 metres using weighted and unweighted rope
SEQUENCING & SURVIVAL - Perform a survival sequence wearing light clothing

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, we would recommend the student moves on to the Advanced course.

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