SwimSafer 2.0 Theory

Environmental Awareness

Which of the following should you do to stay safe during kayaking? a. Wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) b. Check the weather condition before the start of the activity c. Look out for strong winds, waves, rocks and reefs d. All of the aboveThe warning signs at the river, reservoir, park or beach, tell us about the ______________________________. a) toilets nearby b) shelters nearby c) tourist attractions in the area d) possible dangers in the areaWhich of the following lists the dangers in open water? a) Rip currents b) Strong and large waves c) Watercraft such as boats and jet skis d) All of the aboveWhich of the following is NOT a correct way of getting into a swimming pool safely? a) Wading into the water slowly b) Climbing down the pool ladder c) Diving into the water without checking the depth of the water d) Sitting on the edge facing the water and lowering your body into it feet firstWhich of the following guidelines should you observe when you are the beach? a) Swim along the shoreline b) Swim between the red and yellow flags c) Put on proper swim wear before swimming d) All of the aboveIf you are unable to see the bottom of a river, reservoir, stream or quarry, which of the following lists some of the dangers there? a) Big ships and vessels b) No danger since nothing can be seen c) Underwater objects, rocks, weeds, muddy bottom, and unknown depth d) None of the aboveEveryone on board a watercraft should wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD). a) True b) FalseWhich of the following should a child do when he sees an uncovered bucket full of water in the toilet? a) Play with the water b) Ignore it and walk away c) Get an adult to empty the bucket d) Pour half of the water into another bucket and get an adult to empty the bucketWhich of the following is a way of checking the strength of a river current? a) Jumping into the river to feel its current b) Leaning forward from the bank of the river and using one hand to feel its current c) Throwing in a stick and seeing how quickly it flows down the river d) None of the aboveWhich of the following should you NOT do at the beach? a) Dive into the water b) Swim without supervision c) Jump off rocks d) All of the aboveWhich of the following is where you can find out more about the rules at a swimming pool? a) The signs around the pool area b) The safety symbols along the poolside c) The pool lifeguards or staff d) All of the aboveA good swimmer does not need to wear a Personal Floatation device (PFD) during a watercraft activity. a) True b) FalseWhich of the following is a tip for staying safe at the beach? a) Swim at a beach with lifeguards b) Read and obey warning signs before entering the water c) Always swim under the supervision of a responsible adult d) All of the above At a condominium pool with no lifeguards on duty, someone is struggling in the water. Which of the following is the most suitable person to approach for help? a) The Police Coast Guard b) The Singapore Navy c) The nearest adult passer-by d) None of the aboveWhich of the following should you NOT do before entering the pool? a) Have a shower b) Have a heavy meal c) Apply sunscreen d) None of the aboveWhich of the following weather conditions should you be avoided for outdoor swimming? a) A sunny and bright day b) A clear and windy day c) A clear day with a lightning risk alert d) All of the aboveIt is always safe to dive into the river or sea because open water is deeper than a swimming pool. a) True b) False Which of the following is where you should swim at a designated beach? a) Anywhere b) In front of ships c) Next to a motor boat d) In between the red and yellow flags An eight year old boy was invited for a swim at the pool. Should he inform his parents? a) Yes, he should inform his parents and ask them for permission. b) No, he should be able to swim without adult supervision.Which of the following should you NOT do when you visit a beach, lake or river overseas? a) Go alone and swim unsupervised b) Ask a local if you are unsure of the current conditions c) Only participate in activities such as swimming and canoeing in designated recreational areas d) Scan carefully for obstacles and other potential dangers before you consider entering the water safely.Which of the following should you look out for when you are on board a boat or cruise ship? a) The nearest exit from your location b) The location of the life jacket c) The safety booklet of the boat or cruise ship d) All of the above Which of the following is a possible danger at a canal after a storm? a) No danger b) Shark attack c) Fast flowing water d) None of the aboveWhich of the following is the most suitable person to approach for assistance at the pool? a) A stranger b) A child c) A lifeguard d) None of the aboveWhich of the following items in and around the home may pose a danger to a child? a) A bathtub filled with water b) A large fish tank filled with water c) A large bucket filled with water d) All of the above