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The competitor dives into the water and swims 25m freestyle. The competitor then dives to recover a submerged manikin, lifts it to the surface within five metres of the pick up line and tows the manikin to the finish edge.
The competitor dives into the water and swims 200m freestyle course passing eight times under the immersed obstacles to touch the finish edge of the pool.
Competitors must surface after the dive entry and passing under each obstacle.
The competitor dives into the water wearing fins and swims 50m freestyle with a rescue tube. The manikin is held by a handler at the turning end, they must let go of the manikin when the competitor touches the wall.
After touching the turning edge the competitor fixes the rescue tube around the manikin floating on the surface and tows it to the finish.
Competitors must tow the manikin with the line of the rescue tube fully extended.
The competitor will only be given 30sec time period to record a time. Patient is 12m away from the edge The rescuer may throw the line as they choose and any number of throws can be attempted within the 30sec.The line must fall within the rescuers own lane and within reach of the patient whilst they are holding the toggle line. Patients are permitted to kick whilst they are being pulled to safety.
INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE TEST
The purpose of the event is to test the ability of individuals and teams to make sound judgment about the rescue of people in difficulty and effectively implement those judgements.
The test involves a simulated emergency, incidents will not be previously known to competitors.
The test is designed to involve a number of subjects who will act appropriately. This may also include aids, equipment and bystanders and will be conducted in and around an aquatic environment. The actors/patients are given clear instructions on how to act and what they will and will not respond to when approached by the rescuer.
The test will be conducted under a time limit between 1 and 3 minutes as determined by the test organiser.
On the starting signal the competitor will begin the test and will take into account the principles of DRSABCD. During the test the competitor will be required to perform CPR for a period of 1 minute (4 cycles)
Each swimmer starts in the water, competitors swim 25m each keeping the manikins head above water.
There is a 4m change over zone in the middle, situated between 23m and 27m.
Changeovers must be completed within this zone.
At the turn wall the 2nd competitor must touch the wall before the 3rd competitor (who is in contact with the wall) is able to touch the manikin.
(There is two teams from each state, one with all female, the other with all males from the state team).
Each competitor swims 50m with fins. Competitors may perform the majority of the lap under water (it is faster under water when wearing fins) but must take a full arm stroke above the water on completion of the lap
1st swimmer – 50m freestyle
2nd swimmer – 50m freestyle with fins
3rd swimmer – 50m towing rescue tube
4th swimmer – starts in water, tows 3rd swimmer using rescue tube wearing fins, 3rd swimmer is allowed to kick.