Awarded when the swimmer has demonstrated the required competency to undertake a racing dive in shallow water (water depth range 0.9m up to 1.3m) from the side of the pool or a starting block.
Once achieved, swimmers are permitted dive in at either end of the pool – important in a relay event in competitions.
Coaches will periodically run a special coaching session at the end of which they will assess the swimmers.
This not only allows the swimmer to claim their award but also helps the Coach with team selection for galas.
No swimmer is allowed to dive into the water at the shallow end until they have been assessed by the Coach and have passed the required standard.