Skill 2


  1. Travelling eggbeater with ‘trailing’ arm vertical.
  2. Kick, pull, kick over for 10 metres.
  3. Fishtail showing support scull.
  4. Inverted Tuck to Vertical (Kip lift) supported by bottles
  5. Reverse scoop scull moving from front layout into front pike.
  6. Ballet leg
  7. Split position to Vertical at ankles.
  8. Back Layout to surface arch showing split scull
  9. Front Pike to Fishtail position to Vertical supported by bottles
  10. Head First Dive.
  11. Right or Left leg split on land (compulsory pass)
  12. On Land: Prone Plank Position.

General Conditions
Black costume and white hat to be worn

  1. At least 11 out of 12 skills must be passed but all must be attempted.
  2. Unless otherwise stated, all movements should be performed in a stationary position in uniform motion.
  3. To ensure all points can be assessed, assessors may ask the swimmer to perform the skill up to 3 times.
  4. For the head first dive, the water depth must be at least 1.8 metres deep.
  5. Dry land skills must be assessed in an appropriate environment.
  6. For dry land skills swimmers must wear a costume/leotard.
  7. Assessors are asked to highlight any areas in which the

    swimmers are not yet competent.

  8. Swimmers must pass a minimum of 9 skills for retakes.
  9. Skill 11 is a compulsory pass but can be retaken as one of their

    2 retakes

  10. Except for Splits, swimmers may retake up to 2 skills a maximum

    of 2 times.

  11. All points of good technique i.e. pointed toes should be


  12. Heights given are the minimum.
  13. 5 Litre bottles must be used.
  14. Words enclosed in “inverted commas” should be regarded as


  15. Skill 11 must be taken first on land. Swimmers will be informed of

    the result but may complete other assessments for experience.