Barry Barracuda – Ability Requirements

Ability Requirements - Stage 1

Barry Barracuda

Required ability:


• Swim all three strokes over 900m, 300m Back / 300m Breaststroke and 300m Front Crawl, with appropriate turns and finishes (continuous)
• Demonstrate speed by swimming 50m in 60 seconds
• Racing dives, transitioning into Front crawl, Breaststroke and Butterfly

Ability Requirements - Stage 2

Barry Barracuda

Required ability:


• Swim all three strokes over 1200m, 400m Back 400m Breaststroke and 400m Front Crawl, with appropriate turns and finishes (continuous)
• Rescue techniques – Injured swimmer tows
• Turning casualties
• Demonstrate the correct technique for a front tumble turn, with transition into front crawl stroke
• Basic Aid – Choking casualty adult

Ability Requirements - Stage 3

Barry Barracuda

Required ability:


• Swim all three strokes over 1400m, 500m Back 500m Breaststroke and 400m Front Crawl, with appropriate turns and finishes (continuous)
• Demonstrate the sequence for Choking for an infant and child casualty
• Demonstrate the correct technique for a Back-tumble turn, with transition in to back crawl stroke
• Rescue techniques – Weak swimmer tows
• Recovery position
• Basic Aid – Breathing issues – asthma/choking casualty child and infant