Swimming Australia Teacher Unit 4 Exam "Water Safety & Aquatic Survival" by asctaACCREDITATION

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Unit 4 Exam - Water Safety & Aquatic Survival

Approximately how many drownings occur in Australia each year?

  • 150-200
  • 200-250
  • 250-300
  • 300-350
  • 350-400

Where does drowning rank in preventable fatalities amongst 0-4 year olds?

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th

The drowning statistics for those under 45 years of age are trending...?

  • Downwards
  • Upwards

Which one of the following is a major factor in drownings for over 45 year olds?

  • Pool gate not shut
  • Lack of CPR knowledge
  • Not using a PFD
  • Not swimming with a buddy

Which 5 factors are the most important in preventing young children drowning?

  • Using PFDs, swimming with a buddy, supervision, shutting the pool gate ,learning to swim
  • Fencing the pool, supervision, shutting the pool gate ,learning to swim, parents learning CPR
  • Fencing the pool, supervision, shutting the pool gate , putting lids on nappy buckets ,learning to swim
  • No alcohol, fencing the pool, supervision, shutting the pool gate ,learning to swim

Females are more likely to drown than males.

  • True
  • False

Statistically, the most likely place for a person to drown is...?

  • Swimming pools
  • The ocean
  • The beach
  • Rivers, lake, dams and creeks
  • Bathtubs

Drowning is the biggest cause of preventable accidental fatality in under 5 year olds.

  • True
  • False

There is a disproportionate number of tourists who drown.

  • True
  • False

Alcohol is NOT a major factor in drownings.

  • True
  • False

Most drownings occur at the beach.

  • True
  • False

Most drownings occur in backyard swimming pools.

  • True
  • False

Teachers should be educating the parents of Students about the dangers of drowning.

  • True
  • False

A major danger with rivers lakes, dams and creeks is...?

  • Submerged objects
  • Not wearing a life jacket
  • Hyperthermia
  • The risk of under 5 year olds drowning
  • Undertows

A major danger with the Ocean is...?

  • Submerged objects
  • Sharks
  • Hypothermia
  • The risk of under 5's drowning
  • Undertows

A major danger with the Beach is...?

  • Submerged objects
  • Not wearing a life jacket
  • Hyperthermia
  • The risk of under 5's drowning
  • Undertows

A major danger with a backyard pool is...?

  • Submerged objects
  • Not wearing a life jacket
  • Hyperthermia
  • The risk of under 5's drowning
  • Undertows

A major danger with a boat is...?

  • Submerged objects
  • Not wearing a life jacket
  • Hyperthermia
  • The risk of under 5's drowning
  • Undertows

What colour flags should you swim between at the beach?

  • Green and Blue
  • Red and Yellow
  • Yellow and Blue
  • Blue and Black
  • Black and White

If you were going to be in the water for an extended period of time what should you do?

  • Wear a life jacket
  • Stay in a group
  • Go into the HELP position
  • Drink bottled water
  • Conserve energy
  • All of the above

If you are in a current you should...?

  • Swim against it
  • Swim with it
  • Swim diagonally across it
  • Swim towards the nearest point of safety

Which one of the following is a survival stroke?

  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly
  • Breaststroke
  • Freestyle

Which of the following is characteristic of ALL survival strokes?

  • Low energy usage
  • Fast speed
  • Over water arm recovery
  • Can be swum underwater
  • Can be used for towing

Three common search patterns are...?

  • Straight Line, Zig Zag, Circular
  • Zig Zag, Circular, Emu Parade
  • Circular, Emu Parade, Up and Down
  • Emu Parade, Straight Line, Up and Down
  • Up and Down, Straight Line, Circular

If you were on your own and needed to do a search pattern for a submerged person in a small dam, which search pattern would be the most effective?

  • Straight line
  • Zig Zag
  • Circular
  • Emu Parade
  • Up and Down

If you were on your own and needed to do a search pattern for a submerged person in a flowing creek which search pattern would be the most effective?

  • Straight line
  • Zig Zag
  • Circular
  • Emu Parade
  • Up and Down

The timing of Survival Backstroke requires the arms and legs to both recover at the same time.

  • True
  • False

The timing of Survival Backstroke requires the arms and legs to both recover at the same time.

  • True
  • False

Survival or Lifesaving Backstroke cannot be used for rescues.

  • True
  • False

Lifesaving Backstroke is not a survival stroke.

  • True
  • False

Sidestroke is a survival stroke

  • True
  • False

When swimming Sidestroke correctly the legs kick as the arms recover.

  • True
  • False

Sidestroke should be taught before Breaststroke.

  • True
  • False

Which one of the following is NOT a common factor in boating accidents?

  • Boat capsizing
  • Occupants falling into the water
  • Alcohol use
  • No lifejacket
  • Female

Which one of the following is NOT a true comment about drownings?

  • Most likely in a river, lake, dam or creek
  • Generally female
  • Often people in unfamiliar situations
  • Lifejackets save lives
  • A disproportionate number of drownings are tourists or indigenous people

Which one of the following is a common sign of a rip?

  • Clear water
  • No gap along the wave break
  • Darker water indicating a greater depth
  • Smooth surface

A green coloured beach flag indicates...?

  • Safe swimming conditions
  • Limit of the safe swimming area
  • Board riding area
  • Exercise caution
  • Danger! No swimming.
  • Sharks

A Red and Yellow coloured beach flags indicate...?

  • Safe swimming conditions
  • Limit of the safe swimming area
  • Board riding area
  • Exercise caution
  • Danger! No swimming.
  • Sharks

A blue coloured beach flag indicate...?

  • Safe swimming conditions
  • Limit of the safe swimming area
  • Board riding area
  • Exercise caution
  • Danger! No swimming.
  • Sharks

A yellow coloured beach flag indicates...?

  • Safe swimming conditions
  • Limit of the safe swimming area
  • Board riding area
  • Exercise caution
  • Danger! No swimming.
  • Sharks

A red coloured beach flag indicates...?

  • Safe swimming conditions
  • Limit of the safe swimming area
  • Board riding area
  • Exercise caution
  • Danger! No swimming.
  • Sharks

A red and white chequered coloured beach flag indicates...?

  • Safe swimming conditions
  • Limit of the safe swimming area
  • Board riding area
  • Exercise caution
  • Danger! No swimming.
  • Sharks

Which one of the following is NOT a response to a two to four degree drop in body temperature ?

  • Violent shivering
  • Difficulty in talking
  • Unfocused thinking and irrational behaviour
  • Increased pulse and respiration
  • Lips, ears, toes and fingers turning blue

Which one of the following is part of the treatment for hyperthermia?

  • Wrap in warm blankets
  • Drink warm (not hot) sweet drink, removal from the water
  • Drink cool liquids
  • Rubbing the skin

Which of the following is NOT a recommended treatment for Hypothermia?

  • Drying the person, especially the head
  • Slowly cooling the person
  • Wrap in warm blankets and share body heat
  • Removal from the water

A requirement for a Type 1 PFD (lifejacket style) is it...?

  • Can be any colour
  • May have reflective tape
  • Must have a water proof torch attached by a lanyard
  • Must be capable of rolling a person from face down to face up
  • Must have a whistle attached