Bronze Star – Entries

Participants enrolled in Bronze star will have to cover a number of water proficiency items. A component of water safety and rescues is understanding the different approaches and entries into water. To successfully complete a Bronze Star course participants must demonstrate, in deep water, a deep and shallow head and foot first entries from a height of 1 meter. Candidates are required to demonstrate the ability to control the depth of entries from various heights.

To successfully complete this component of the Bronze Star course Candidates must show the instructor:

  • An entry from a standing position.
  • An entry in which the body enters in a streamlined position.
  • Control of path through the water.
  • Achievement of a pre-determined depth.

Additional Notes:

  • Prior to entering the water participants must communicate to the instructor the depth they are aiming to achieve.
  • Prior to entering any water, all participants must look into the water to determine safe entry and to analyze the environment (water clarity, depth, rocks, other swimmers).
  • Participants should experiment with entries from a variety of heights but no higher than 1 meter and a variety of target depths. Entries can be performed from diving boards, elevated blocks, starting blocks, and lifeguard chairs.
  • Candidates ensure that the water depth is a minimum of 3 meters for 1 meter of height.

To successfully complete a Bronze Star course participants must show the instructor entries from a height going head and feet first. This is an initial component of rescuing and safety. Participants must show caution and safety throughout this exercise.