This course will teach you how to help students enrolled in Starfish Swim School yellow stage use flotation to help someone who is in trouble in the water and how to call emergency services (safety benchmark), and how to jump in, submerge, recover for air, kick and pull forward 3 metres/10 feet on the front or back, change direction and return to the wall, using swim-roll-swim to breathe (swim benchmark, performed in swimwear and regular clothes).  

In This Course

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Benchmarks

    • Benchmark Performance

    • Check Your Knowledge

    • Words to Know

    • Safety

    • Check Your Knowledge

  2. 2
    • Safety Skill - Reach or Throw

    • Kicking

    • Kicking and Pulling

    • Submerged Forward Movement

    • Check Your Knowledge

  3. 3
    • Practicum and Reflection

    • Swim School Yellow Stage Practicum Worksheet

Learning Objectives

After completing this training module you should be able to:

  • Describe basic principles of what causes forward movement in the water

  • Describe reasons for using flotation to make an assist

  • Identify the method for calling emergency services in the local location

  • List the benefits of having a student wear fins when learning forward movement

  • Describe the importance of learning how to change direction for self-rescue

  • Identify correct front and back streamline while kicking and provide activities to improve it when necessary

  • Conduct learning activities for teaching forward movement and direction change