Watermanship Awards

Watermanship Award Class One

  • Jump in from the edge of the pool and swim any style for five metres
  • Stand up after swimming the five metres, and continue to swim for another five metres
  • Stand in waist - deep water. Submerge (choice of method is up to the candidate) and pick up a stone or similar object, placed at about one metre away, with both hands

Watermanship Award Class Two

  • Keep afloat for ten seconds -Swim, any style, for ten metres
  • Jump in from the edge of the pool and swim to reach a float five metres away. Swim back to the starting point with the float
  • Stand up after swimming the five metres, and continue to swim for another five metres.
  • Stand in shoulder-deep water. Submerge in any way and pick up a stone or similar object, placed at about one metre away, with both hands

Watermanship Award Class One

  • Tread water for twenty seconds
  • Swim, any style, for fifteen metres
  • Push off on the back and propel for five metres
  • Jump in from the edge of the pool and swim to reach a float five metres away. Then swim on with the float for another ten metres
  • Tread water for five seconds. Then, submerge and pick up a stone or similar object with both hands. Depth of the water, when submerging, should be at least at ear level of the candidate

Water Safety Awards

Bronze Water Safety Award

a. Elementary Resuscitation

  • Demonstrate the Expire Air Method of Resuscitation i.e. the Mouth-to-Mouth and the Mouth-to-Nose, to the satisfaction of the Examiner.

b. Water Test - Elementary Rescue

  • Reach: a branch or length of wood to a subject.
  • Throw: either (i) an underweighted rope to a subject five metres away or (ii) an inflated ring or tube to a subject five metres away.
  • Enter water in any way and keep afloat for thirty seconds -Swim fifteen metres, using any stroke.

c. Oral Test

Candidates will be required to answer four to six questions on "Water Safety Rules"

Silver Water Safety Award

a. Elementary Resuscitation

  • Demonstrate the Expire Air Method of Resuscitation i.e. the Mouth-to-Mouth and the Mouth-to-Nose, to the satisfaction of the Examiner.
  • Demonstrate the action to be taken incase of vomit.

b. Water Test - Elementary Rescue

  • Reach: do (i) and (ii):
    • (i) a branch or length of wood to a subject in water.
    • (ii) two articles of clothing or two towels that can be conveniently tied together to a subject in the water.
  • Throw: do (i) and (ii):
    • (i) an underweighted rope to a subject seven metres away.
    • (ii) an inflated ring or tube to a subject seven metres away.
  • Tread water for one minute.
  • Swim twenty metres by any stroke on the front and the next five metres on the back.
  • Submerge in any way and pick up an object of about two kilograms from a depth of water which is approximately the height of the candidate.
  • Support the object for five seconds above water.

c. Oral Test

Candidates will be required to answer six to eight questions on "Water Safety Rules"

Gold Water Safety Award

a. Elementary Resuscitation

  • Demonstrate the Expire Air Method of Resuscitation i.e. the Mouth-to-Mouth and the Mouth-to-Nose, to the satisfaction of the Examiner.
  • Demonstrate the action to be taken incase of vomit.
  • Demonstrate the coma position.

b. Water Test - Elementary Rescue

  • Reach: do (i) and (ii):
    • (i) a branch or length of wood to a subject in water.
    • (ii) two articles of clothing or two towels that can be conveniently tied together.
  • Throw: do (i) and (ii):
    • (i) an underweighted rope to a subject seven metres away in the water.
    • (ii) an inflated ring or tube to a subject seven metres away in the water
  • Tread water for one and a half minutes, keeping the face above the surface of the water all the time.
  • Swim thirty metres by any stroke but not on the back. The candidate may change from one stroke to another if he so wishes.
  • Swim ten metres with a towing aid towards a subject in the water. Tow the subject for ten metres, with the towing aid. Land the subject in shallow water by the Stirrup Method.
  • Swim five metres, surface dive and recover an object two kilograms from a depth of one and a half metres. Push off from the bottom to the surface and swim on the back with the object supported for five metres before landing the object.

c. Oral Test

Candidates will be required to answer eight to ten questions on "After Care" and "Water Safety"

 

 

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