ASA Challenge Honours Award - Swim For It

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ASA Challenge Honours Award

For the Honours Award sections A and B may be completed on two separate occasions, but each section must be completed without pause and in the order listed.

Section A
  1. To make a straddle entry into water of at least full reach depth, swim five metres into a piked surface dive to retrieve an object weighing approximately 2kg from water of full reach depth; carry the object using a backstroke or sidestroke for a distance of 20 metres, to land it on the poolside.
  2. To scull 10 metres head first on the back; complete a back somersault finishing in a back layout position; perform a roll to take up a front layout in a fully extended prone position; carry out a front somersault finishing in a front layout position; tuck and rotate backwards into a back layout position and continue to scull feet first for 15 metres. Throughout all sculling and layout positions, the hands must remain close to the hips and the feet must be kept together on or near the surface of the water.

Section B
Tests 3 and 4 are to be completed in a total time of 20 minutes without a pause.
  1. To swim 200 metres front crawl, 200 metres backstroke and either 100 metres breaststroke or 50 metres butterfly. A change of stroke may only occur every 100 metres (except for butterfly).
  2. To swim 500 metres freestyle during which surface-dive twice head first and twice feet first; on each surface-dive, swim through two hoops four metres apart without surfacing. The tops of the hoops are to be at least one metre below the surface of the water.

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