This course will teach you how to help students put on a lifejacket while in the water and kick 9 metres/30 feet (safety benchmark), and how to swim backstroke 9 metres/30 feet with straight arm recovery, body roll, good body and arm extensions (swim benchmark).  

In This Course

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Benchmarks

    • Benchmark Performance

    • Safety

    • Words to Know

    • Check Your Knowledge

  2. 2
    • Safety Skill - In Water Lifejacket Donning

    • Straight Arm Recovery

    • Entry

    • Pull

    • Body Position

    • Kick

    • Check Your Knowledge

  3. 3
    • Practicum and Reflection

    • Stroke School Red Stage Practicum Worksheet

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • List the steps of putting on a lifejacket in the water

  • Identify the two parts of backstroke arm movement

  • Describe the position of the hand as it enters the water

  • Describe the position of the arm during the underwater pull

  • Identify effective body position for swimming backstroke

  • Identify the position of the legs, feet, and toes during the kick

  • Describe the motion of the kick that creates the most power

  • Conduct drills and learning activities for teaching backstroke