Personal Survival

Personal Survival 1 

By completing this Award you will be able to, in clothing and in the order listed without pause:

  1. Enter water of at least full reach depth* from the side of the pool by sliding in from a sitting position.
  2. Tread water for two minutes.
  3. Swim 25 metres to a floating object.
  4. Take up and hold the ‘H.E.L.P.’ position for five minutes in water of at least full reach depth.*
  5. Swim 50 metres retaining the floating object.
  6. Climb out from water of at least full reach depth* without using the steps or rail or any other assistance.
  7. Answer three questions on when the skills learned might be used.

* Full reach depth is the distance from feet to finger tips of hands reaching above the head.

Personal Survival 2 

By completing this Award you will be able to, in clothing and in the order listed without pause:

  1. Enter water of at least full reach depth* using a straddle entry.
  2. Tread water for two minutes with one arm out of the water (the raised hand to be above the head throughout, swimmers may
    change arms twice throughout).
  3. Swim 25 metres to a floating object.
  4. Take up and hold the ‘H.E.L.P.’ position for six minutes.
  5. Participate in a ‘HUDDLE’ for two minutes using any floating object for support with at least two other similarly clothed
    swimmers.
  6. Swim 100 metres retaining a floating object.
  7. Climb out from water of at least full reach depth* without using the steps or rail.
  8. Answer three questions on when the skills learned might be used.

* Full reach depth is the distance from feet to finger tips of hands reaching above the head.