Suki Salmon – Ability Requirements

Ability Requirements - Stage 1

Suki Salmon

Required ability:


• Swim front crawl over 250m with recognised turns and finish
• Swim backstroke over 250m with recognised turns and finish
• Swim breaststroke over 250m with recognised turns and finish
• Feet first and headfirst surface dive into deep water
• Rescue techniques – Non-contact and contact rescue
• Casualty care and rescue safety

Ability Requirements - Stage 2

Suki Salmon

Required ability:


• Swim front crawl over 300m with recognised turns and finish
• Swim backstroke over 300m with recognised turns and finish
• Swim breaststroke over 300m with recognised turns and finish
• Identify six different safety warning flags, giving the appropriate meanings
• Enter the water and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool, on first attempt
• Rescue techniques – Non-contact and contact rescue
• Casualty care and rescue safety

Ability Requirements - Stage 3

Suki Salmon

Required ability:


• Swim front crawl over 400m with recognised turns and finish
• Swim backstroke over 400m with recognised turns and finish
• Swim breaststroke over 400m with recognised turns and finish
• Demonstrate speed by swimming 20m in 20 seconds
• Rescue techniques – Unconscious casualty management
• Casualty care and rescue safety