Swimsafer Test Gold

Entries & Exits

Demonstrate a standing dive.

Sculling & Body Orientation

Keep face above the water surface for 60 seconds using legs only.

Underwater Skills

Search for and recover an object in 1.8 m of water depth. (without googles)

Demonstrate equalising of ear/nose.

Movement / Swimming / Strokes

Swim 400m continuously:

  • 100m Breaststroke
  • 100m Front Crawl
  • 100m Backstroke
  • 100m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke (Efficient stroke techniques must be used)

Survival & Activity Skills

Dressed in swimwear, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, shoes and socks, perform the following sequence; Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method swim 5 metres underwater to simulate an escape form a sinking boat surrounded by oil. Swim a further 45 metres as if escaping from a dangerous situation. Swim slowly for further 50 metres using any preferred swim stroke occasionally signalling for help. Remove clothing in deep water. Fit PFD correctly while treading water, swim 100 metres using appropriate strokes, Demonstrate HELP technique and climb out of the water whilst wearing the PFD. (without googles)

Rescue Skills

Using a suitable buoyant aid, tow (non-contact) rescue of a person 10m from safety.


Principles when performing a rescue.


Coach Eugene Chua

Coach Joe Lim

Coach Lim Shiang Li

Coach Eng Sze Yee