Swimming Cert

Date:  Sep 17, 2012

Today, during the swimming class, the coach finally hand out the long awaited swimming certificates for Jay Jay. 


SwimSafer Stage 1.

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SwimSafer Stage 2.

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With this two certs, Jay Jay now is very comfortable in the water.  He is not afraid of the water any more.  I did not actually know what does the Stage 2 do.  Here are some of the info.

SwimSafer Stage 2

Fundamental Water Skills (Swimming)

SwimSafer Stage 2 Entries & Exits

  • Perform a step-in entry

SwimSafer Stage 2 Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Demonstrate sculling in an upright position for 10 seconds with arms only.

SwimSafer Stage 2 Underwater skills

  • Search for and recover an object in chest deep water depth.

SwimSafer Stage 2 Movement / Swimming / Strokes

  • Swim 25m – Any stroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Backstroke
  • Survival Backstroke

SwimSafer Stage 2 Survival & Activity skills

  • Swim wearing clothing for 15m.
  • Demonstrate flotation survival technique
  • Correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water and swim for 5 meters and climb out of deep water.

SwimSafer Stage 2 Rescue Skills

  • N/A

SwimSafer Stage 2 Knowledge

  • Water safety rules in various aquatic environments

Next, will be the next level.  Stage 3 and then, we can go into Bronze, Silver and Gold.  He is almost 6 years old.  So, I think he should achieve his Bronze by P2 bah.  This is a sport he choose for himself.  So, he take it slow to learn.  

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