CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for our recognised pool 1 (blue) certificate

  • Underwater orientation.
  • Jumping into the water.
  • Doing five single backstrokes with dumbbells or flexibeam.
  • Doing five breaststrokes, arm strokes and leg strokes with swimming belt & flexibeam.
  • 5 metres front crawl leg stroke with flexibeam.

 

Requirements for our recognised pool 2 (red) certificate

  • 10 metres breaststroke combination arm & leg stroke only with a swimming belt.
  • 5 metres back crawl leg stroke only with swimming belt.
  • 5 metres front crawl breathing with swimming belt.

 

Requirements for our recognised pool 3 (green) certificate

  • 50 metres single breaststroke (without tools)
  • 50 metres breaststroke (without tools)
  • 8 metres front crawl (of the arm and leg stroke)
  • 8 with back crawl (leg stroke)

 

Requirements for the International Dutch Survival Swimming Diploma-A

Compulsory parts:
Wearing extra clothing: socks, a short, a sleeveless shirt, a T-shirt and water shoes

1. Jump into the water vertically and then tread water for 15 seconds

2. Then, swim breaststroke for 25 metres, including swimming under a rainbow line at least 1 time, and then swim singular backstroke for 25 metres

Wearing swimming gear:
1. Jump into the water any way you like and swim under water for 3 metres through a hoop or a hole in a vertically hanging canvas. Then, swim for 100 metres, of which 50 metres of breaststroke and 50 metres of singular backstroke

2. Jump into the water from the side and float for 10 seconds while keeping your face in the water. After that, swim 3 strokes and then float on your stomach for 5 seconds while keeping your face in the water.

3. Push yourself away from the side and float like a pencil for 10 seconds. After that, swim 3 strokes and then float on your back like a starfish for 10 seconds

4. In the water, push yourself away from the side and swim beginners’ front crawl for 6 metres

5. In the water, push yourself away from the side and swim beginners’ back crawl for 6 metres

6. Jump into the water any way you like and tread water for 1 minute, while dropping under water 1 time by exhaling

Non-compulsory parts, but the child selects 2 out of 3 parts

1. Jump vertically through a large ring, swim to the mat on your stomach, climb on top of it and jump off it by jumping any way you like

2. Jump into the water using a squat jump, swim to the boat, remove one small block and take it to the other side on your back

3. From the side, jump over a mat (widthways) and swim breaststroke for 4 metres to the cone that is on the bottom at 1.40 metres deep and touch it

 

Requirements for the International Dutch Survival Swimming Diploma-B

Compulsory parts:
Wearing extra clothing: socks, a sleeveless shirt, trousers, a long-sleeved T-shirt and sports shoes

1. Jump into the water while making half a turn and tread water for 15 seconds

2. Then, swim breaststroke for 50 metres, while swimming under a mat 1 time, and then swim singular backstroke for 50 metres

Wearing swimming gear:

1. Jump into the water any way you like (preferably using a head jump) and swim under water for 6 metres while going through a hoop/hole in a vertically hanging canvas

2. Jump into the water using a squat jump and swim breaststroke for 75 metres. During swimming, go through a semi-loop 1 time, which is placed on the bottom at 1.40 metres deep, and climb over a floating mat 1 time

3. Do a forward roll into the water and swim 50 metres of singular backstroke

4. Using a head grip/armpit grip/cross-chest hold, carry a friend to the other side for 15 metres

5. In the water, push yourself away from the side and swim front crawl for 10 metres

6. In the water, push yourself away from the side and swim back crawl for 10 metres

7. To close, tread water for one minute with arms akimbo during the final 30 seconds

Non-compulsory parts, but the child selects 2 out of 3 parts

1. Do a forward roll into the water and swim under water for 5 metres towards the middle of the pool, come up and hold the heat escape lessening position (HELP) for 20 seconds (a piece of board/empty Coca Cola or Fanta bottle/a ball)

2. Jump into the water using a squat jump and swim to the capsized boat. Swim under the boat, take a deep breath, drop under water and swim to a cone that is placed on the bottom 2 or 3 metres ahead

3. Jump into the water carrying a bag (large plastic shopping bag/garbage bag) filled with air and float on it for 20 seconds. Then, swim on your back for 5 metres using sculling

 

Requirements for the International Dutch Survival Swimming Diploma-C

Compulsory parts:
Wearing extra clothing: socks, a sleeveless shirt, trousers, a long-sleeved T-shirt, a raincoat (rain jacket) and boots

1. Do a forward roll into the water and take off the boots in the water. Then, float for 15 seconds while holding the boots under your armpits (these contain air). After that, swim breaststroke for 50 metres, including swimming under the mat 1 time and crossing the mat 1 time. Then, swim singular backstroke for 50 metres

Wearing extra clothing, without a raincoat

1. Jump into the water any way you like (preferably using a head jump) and swim under water for 8 metres through a hoop/hole in a vertically hanging canvas. Then, swim breaststroke for 25 metres

2. Jump into the water using a squat jump and swim breaststroke for 25 metres. During swimming, go through a semi-loop 1 time, which is placed at 1.40 metres deep, and climb over a floating mat

3. Do a forward roll into the water and swim singular backstroke for 25 metres

4. Using a head grip/armpit grip or a cross-chest hold, carry a friend to the other side for 15 metres

Wearing extra clothing: non-compulsory parts, but the child selects 2 out of 3 parts

1. Drop backwards from a boat (backward roll) and swim to the side. Then, climb onto the side via the mat. Pick up a throwing bag and throw it to a drowning person and pull him or her to the side.

2. Drop through the ice (a hole in the ice) and climb out of it via the ice hole canvas. Then, slide from the ice into the water on your stomach. Swim to the side and climb out.

3. Jump through a large ring and swim under water to the ice hole. Climb onto the ice via the ice hole and go to the side on your stomach. Then, climb onto the side

Compulsory parts:
Wearing swimming gear (you can take off all extra clothing):

1. Jump into the water vertically and swim breaststroke for 25 metres. Halfway, duck dive to the bottom (1.40 metres deep minimum) and pick up 1 ring. At the end of the lane, do a forward roll in the water

2. Then, swim singular backstroke for 25 metres

3. In the water, push yourself away from the side and swim front crawl for 15 metres breathing sideways

4. In the water, push yourself away from the side and swim back crawl for 15 metres

5. To close, tread water for one minute. During the final 30 seconds, keep your legs still and keep your head above the water by sculling your arms only.

WE AIM FOR  THE COMPLETE SWIMMING ABC SURVIVAL