RED PROFICIENCY AWARD CHECKLIST SUFFOLK SCHOOLS SWIMMING SERVICE

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1 RED School:... Year group:. a) First Proficiency Certificate (RED) 1. Enter and exit the pool in a safe, confident manner 2. Walk round the pool holding the rail/side of pool if required 3. Show an ability to hop, run and jump around the pool area 4. Push a float or similar object across the width 5. Blow bubbles into the water 6. Splash face with water 7. On front or back, holding rail or side of pool show a continuous kicking action a) First Proficiency Certificate (RED) 1. Enter and exit the pool in a safe, confident manner 2. Walk round the pool holding the rail/side of pool if required 3. Show an ability to hop, run and jump around the pool area 4. Push a float or similar object across the width 5. Blow bubbles into the water 6. Splash face with water 7. On front or back, holding rail or side of pool show a continuous kicking action

2 ORANGE School:.. Year group:.. b) Second Proficiency Certificate (ORANGE) 1. Enter the pool safely using a swivel entry if poolside allows 2. With mouth under the water surface, blow bubbles into the water 3. Jump or hop across pool width 4. Swim one width (5m minimum) 5. Float on the back for 3 seconds return to a standing/upright position 6. From poolside stretch and glide on front, return to a standing/upright position 7. Walking, blow an egg flip across the pool width (minimum 5m) turning it at least three times b) Second Proficiency Certificate (ORANGE) 1. Enter the pool safely using a swivel entry if poolside allows 2. With mouth under the water surface, blow bubbles into the water 3. Jump or hop across pool width 4. Swim one width (5m minimum) 5. Float on the back for 3 seconds return to a standing/upright position 6. From poolside stretch and glide on front, return to a standing/upright position 7. Walking, blow an egg flip across the pool width (minimum 5m) turning it at least three times

3 YELLOW School:.. Year group: c) Third Proficiency Certificate (YELLOW) 1. Swim a minimum of 5m on front or back using arms and legs 2. Submerge the body completely 3. Glide on the front, face in the water 4. Glide on the back, hands by hips 5. Turn from a front float/glide position to a back float/glide position without touching the pool bottom 6. Swimming, blow an egg flip across the pool width (minimum 5m) turning it at least three times 7. Swim through a hoop, placed just under the surface of the water c) Third Proficiency Certificate (YELLOW) 1. Swim a minimum of 5m on front or back using arms and legs 2. Submerge the body completely 3. Glide on the front, face in the water 4. Glide on the back, hands by hips 5. Turn from a front float/glide position to a back float/glide position without touching the pool bottom 6. Swimming, blow an egg flip across the pool width (minimum 5m) turning it at least three times 7. Swim through a hoop, placed just under the surface of the water

4 GREEN School:.. Year group:.. d) Fourth Proficiency Certificate (GREEN) 1. Swim 10m on front 2. Swim 10m on back 3. Demonstrate a mushroom float whilst holding breath 4. Show an ability to rest in the water for 30 seconds 5. Pick up an object from the pool floor with both hands, minimum depth 75cm 6. Swim 10m Front Crawl leg kick using a float, demonstrating aquatic breathing d) Fourth Proficiency Certificate (GREEN) 1. Swim 10m on front 2. Swim 10m on back 3. Demonstrate a mushroom float whilst holding breath 4. Show an ability to rest in the water for 30 seconds 5. Pick up an object from the pool floor with both hands, minimum depth 75cm 6. Swim 10m Front Crawl leg kick using a float, demonstrating aquatic breathing

5 BLUE School:. Year group:. e) Fifth Proficiency Certificate (BLUE) 1. Swim 15m either Front Crawl or Breast Stroke 2. Swim 15m either Back Crawl or Old English Back Stroke 3. Scull 5m either head or feet first (with or without a float between the legs) 4. Attempt a dolphin leg kick for 5m 5. Swim through a hoop placed at a depth of between 75cm and 1m 6. Swim 10m in shorts and T-shirt. Tread water for 20 seconds and make a safe exit 6. Answer 4 questions on water safety as it relates to swimming in school and public pools e) Fifth Proficiency Certificate (BLUE) 1. Swim 15m either Front Crawl or Breast Stroke 2. Swim 15m either Back Crawl or Old English Back Stroke 3. Scull 5m either head or feet first (with or without a float between the legs) 4. Attempt a dolphin leg kick for 5m 5. Swim through a hoop placed at a depth of between 75cm and 1m 6. Swim 10m in shorts and T-shirt. Tread water for 20 seconds and make a safe exit 6. Answer 4 questions on water safety as it relates to swimming in school and public pools

6 GOLD School Name: Year group: Name Year f) Personal Safety Certificate (GOLD) In shorts and T-shirt: 1. Enter the water in a safe manner using either a slide in or straddle entry 2. Tread water for two minutes waving occasionally as if to attract attention 3. Swim 50m competently and safely without touching the poolside or pool floor 4. Rest in the water for one minute: 30 seconds holding the HELP position, 30 seconds floating stationary sculling 5. Exit the pool safely 6. Answer four questions on water safety relating to open water. Date certificate signed and given to school

7 PEACH School:. Year group: g) Aquatic Skills Certificate (PEACH) 1. In 1.5m of water surface dive through two hoops 3m apart 2. Scull 10m head first, adopt a back layout position for 10secs and return 10m feet first sculling 3. Perform a front and back somersault with a push and glide start 4 Using a buoyant object adopt the HELP position for 3 minutes. With two other swimmers participate in a HUDDLE for 3 minutes 5. Throw and catch a ball with a partner four out of six times, whilst treading water for 3 minutes 6. Demonstrate a reaching or throwing rescue to a conscious casualty in difficulties 2-5m away 7. Show good height when performing either a star, tuck or straight jump, where water depth allows 8. Perform a good sitting, kneeling or plunge dive where water depth and water clearance allows 9. Answer 4 questions on the appropriate use of the skills shown g) Aquatic Skills Certificate (PEACH) 1. In 1.5m of water surface dive through two hoops 3m apart 2. Scull 10m head first, adopt a back layout position for 10secs and return 10m feet first sculling 3. Perform a front and back somersault with a push and glide start 4 Using a buoyant object adopt the HELP position for 3 minutes. With two other swimmers participate in a HUDDLE for 3 minutes 5. Throw and catch a ball with a partner four out of six times, whilst treading water for 3 minutes 6. Demonstrate a reaching or throwing rescue to a conscious casualty in difficulties 2-5m away 7. Show good height when performing either a star, tuck or straight jump, where water depth allows 8. Perform a good sitting, kneeling or plunge dive where water depth and water clearance allows 9. Answer 4 questions on the appropriate use of the skills shown

8 PURPLE School:. Year group:. h) Advanced Stroke Certificate (PURPLE) 1. Swim 1 length each of 2 of the 4 competitive strokes complying with ASA Law, including a correct start and finish 2. Demonstrate a good standard of the other two competitive strokes, showing a correct start and finish 3. Show 2 widths Front Crawl, Breast Stroke or Back Crawl showing a recognised turn 4. Swim 1 length Life Saving Back Stroke followed by 1 length Side Stroke 5. Swim an Individual Medley over 4 widths showing appropriate starts, turns and finishes 6. Answer 4 questions on the correct techniques of competitive swimming DATE AWARDED;

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