Aquatic Skills Stage 1

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Aquatic Skills - Stage 1 Competencies & Requirements

  1. I know when to use a PFD (Personal Flotation Device).
    • Scouts can describe when a PDF is necessary.
  2. I can float for five seconds and glide for five metres on my front and back without assistance.
    • Scouts can enter a swimming pool and (under the supervision of a lifeguard) demonstrate the water skills.
  3. I can put my face in the water and blow bubbles.
    • Scouts can blow bubbles underwater.
  4. I understand the importance of the buddy system and how it works for swimming and water activities.
    • Scouts can demonstrate (in practice) the buddy system (selecting a buddy, watching out for their buddy, etc.).
  5. I know how to stay safe while playing around water.
    • Scouts can demonstrate awareness of risks by using (and encouraging others to use) protection such as sunscreen, UV clothing, hats and sunglasses (where appropriate).
  6. I can get an object off the bottom in chest-deep water.
    • Scouts can demonstrate this skill in a pool or a lake.
  7. I know three different types of animals that live in the ocean.
    • Scouts can name or describe the sea animals.