ASA Awards - Personal Survival

The Personal Survival awards are taken alongside the Learn to Swim pathway awards.

Normal clothes must be worn i.e.

Boys - Long sleeved shirt, Long sleeved jumper/sweatshirt, Long Trousers.

Girls - Long sleeved blouse, Long sleeved jumper/sweatshirt, Long Trousers or Skirt.

Personal Survival 1

This group of skills tests the pupilís ability:

  1. To enter water of at least full reach depth from the side of the pool by sliding in from a sitting position.

  2. To tread water for two minutes.

  3. To swim 25 metres to a floating object.

  4. To take up and hold the H.E.L.P. position (see diagram) for five minutes in water of at least full reach depth.

  5. To swim 50 metres retaining the floating object.

  6. To climb out from water of at least full reach depth without using the steps or rail or any other assistance.

  7. To answer three questions on when the skills learned might be used

Personal Survival 2

This group of skills tests the pupilís ability

  1. To enter water of at least full reach depth using a straddle entry.

  2. To tread water for two minutes with one arm out of the water (the raised hand to be above the head throughout, candidates may change arms twice throughout).

  3. To swim 25 metres to a floating object.

  4. To take up and hold the H.E.L.P. position for six minutes

  5.  To participate in a HUDDLE for two minutes using any floating object for support with at least two other similarly clothed swimmers who may be candidates (see diagram).

  6. To swim 100 metres retaining a floating object.

  7. To climb out from water of at least full reach depth without using the steps or rail.

  8. To answer three questions on when the skills learned might be used.

Help and Huddle Positions