Roll Orientation

Roll Orientation  #

Introduction  #

The Roll Orientation safety skillSafety skillA method which improves the ability to interact with water in a way that increases the likelihood of avoiding and/or recovering from a hazardous aquatic situation. develops the Orientation CompetencyOrientation CompetencyOrientation Competency is the knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to transition from one body position to another, to change direction of travel, to keep one’s bearings, and to locate and navigate to a desired location. Physical abilities associated with this competency include being able to roll, tuck, turn, and spin to move the body into different positions or face different directions, both on and under the surface, while remaining stationary and while propelling. Cognitive abilities include monitoring and comparing one’s current position relative to the immediate surrounding, locating known safe areas, and planning a navigation path in desired directions. . The Roll Orientation skill teaches students how to control and transition their body to different planarPlanarRelating to or in the form of a plane. positions. The student should be able to repeatedly roll from their front to their back and from their back to their front. Instruction topics include being able to identify why the ability to change body positions is an important water safety skill.

Description  #

The Roll Orientation safety skill is defined by the following body posturePostureThe particular way the body is held while doing an activity. Mobility specialists define posture as the way you position your body or arrange your limbs, such as “to stand up straight with your shoulders back and your chin up.” , arm formsFormThe visible shape or configuration of something. Mobility specialists define form as an arrangement of the elements in a composition; the way something (or someone) is shaped or arranged. , leg forms, breathing, and timing characteristics and features.

Knowledge objective  #

Identify why being able to change positions is an important skill for water safety.

Roll Orientation Description  #

Body

  1. While floating or rolling, body positioned horizontally with shoulders and hips at or near surface
  2. While treading or standing, body positioned vertically with head above surface

Roll sequence

  1. Position body on front – floating; may scull or kick slightly to help maintain buoyancy
  2. Side roll to position body on back
  3. MaintainMaintainTo keep in existence; to continue to have; more than transitionary. position on back – floating; may scull or kick slightly to help maintain buoyancy
  4. Side roll to position body on front
  5. Maintain position on front – floating; may scull or kick slightly to help maintain buoyancy
  6. Move and recoverRecoverThe act of returning to a safe location or relaxed position after performing or attempting to perform a skill. to a vertical body position
  7. Maintain vertical body position – treading, standing, or holding onto object

Breathing

  1. While on front, breath held
  2. While on back, breathing controlled and continuous
Roll Orientation Demonstration  #

Video demonstration of the skill.

Assessment  #

Scoring  #

The following scoring rubricScoring rubricA guide that includes rating scales and descriptions of one or more criteria used to evaluate the performance of a skill. lists the gradients of key requirements and deficiencies that provide an overall description of different competence levels. A single score is assigned based on the instructor’s judgment of the student’s performance.

Roll Orientation Scoring Rubric  #

0

Exhibits any of the following:

  • Does not roll in either direction

1

Performs all of the following:

  • Rolls from front to back or rolls from back to front

Exhibits any of the following:

  • Does not roll in both directions
  • Does not maintain a horizontal body position at or near the surface before, during, and after each roll
  • Does not maintain a vertical body position with head above the surface while treading or standing
  • Does not recover to a vertical body position

2

Performs all of the following:

  • Maintains a horizontal body position at or near the surface before, during, and after each roll
  • Maintains a vertical body position with head above the surface while treading or standing
  • Rolls from front to back
  • Rolls from back to front
  • Recovers to a vertical body position

Exhibits any of the following:

  • Does not pause and maintain position after each roll
  • Does not hold breath while on front
  • Does not breathe while on back

3

Performs all of the following:

  • Maintains a horizontal body position at or near the surface before, during, and after each roll
  • Maintains a vertical body position with head above the surface while treading or standing
  • Rolls from front to back
  • Rolls from back to front
  • Recovers to a vertical body position
  • Holds breath while on front
  • Breathes while on back