BSA Swim Test

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=== Swimmer ===
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== Requirements ==
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=== Swimmer ===
*Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
*Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
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*Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side, breast,trudgen, or crawl. Swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
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*Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side, breast, trudgen, or crawl. Swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
*The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
*The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
*Rest by floating…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.
*Rest by floating…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.
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=== Begineer ===
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=== Beginner ===
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*Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
*Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
*Swim 25 feet on the surface.
*Swim 25 feet on the surface.
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=== Non-Swimmer ===
=== Non-Swimmer ===
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*Did not complete either of the swimming tests.
*Did not complete either of the swimming tests.
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== Requirement resources ==
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*[[Diving]] (has feet-first entries as well)<br>
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*[[Sidestroke]] - [[Breaststroke]] - [[Trudgen]] - [[Crawl]] - [[Backstroke]] - [[Swimming Turns]] - [[Floating]]<br>
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{{Swimming Links}}
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== Related Ranks, Awards, and Merit Badges ==
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{{Aquatic Awards Links}}
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#c Classification of Swimming Ability]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#f Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#g Water Clarity]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#i Swimming Area]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#b Safe Swim Defense]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#d Pool and Surf Swimming]
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[[Category:Safe Scouting]]

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Requirements

Swimmer

  • Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
  • Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side, breast, trudgen, or crawl. Swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
  • The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
  • Rest by floating…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.

Beginner

  • Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
  • Swim 25 feet on the surface.
  • Stop, turn, and resume swimming back to the starting place.

Non-Swimmer

  • Did not complete either of the swimming tests.


Requirement resources


Related Ranks, Awards, and Merit Badges

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