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Revision as of 17:43, May 5, 2009

MeritBadge.Org offers Swimming Skills resources for
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Ventures!
Dozens of video links show you how to do key skills.

Before a BSA group may engage in swimming activities of any kind, a minimum of one adult leader must complete Safe Swim Defense training, have a commitment card (No. 34243) with them, and agree to use the eight defenses in this plan.
Guide to Safe Scouting, II. Aquatics Safety

While your handbook is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn your Swimming Skills. See the Disclaimers.   Videos show you key skills.

Contents
Swimming Strokes
Backstroke
Elementary Backstroke
Breaststroke
Butterfly
Freestyle
Sidestroke
Swimming Underwater
Trudgeon
Kicks
Related SkillsFloating
Survival Floating
Treading Water
PFD's
Diving
Snorkling
SCUBA
Swimming Turns
Lifesaving Skills
Reach, Throw, Row, Go


Swimming Strokes

Shortcut:
Swimming Strokes

  Swimming Lesson Videos - How to Swim

Backstroke
Shortcut:
Backstroke - Back Crawl

  Backstroke (Back Crawl)

Elementary Backstroke
Shortcut:
Elementary Backstroke

  Video: Elementary Backstroke

Breaststroke
Shortcut:
Breaststroke

  Breaststroke

Butterfly
Shortcut:
Butterfly

  Butterfly

Freestyle
Shortcut:
Freestyle - Crawl

  Freestyle (Front Crawl)

Sidestroke
Shortcut:
Sidestroke

  Sidestroke

Trudgeon
Shortcut:
Trudgeon

  Trudgeon



Floating

Shortcut:
Floating

  Float - Teaching kids to float


Survival Floating

Shortcut:
Survival Floating

  Survival Floating

Treading Water

Shortcut:
Treading Water

  Tread Water


Personal Flotation Devices

Shortcut:
Personal Flotation Devices - PFD

  How to Pick a PFD for Canoeing


Kicks

Shortcut:
Kicks

  Flutter Kick (or Freestyle Kick) - Frog Kick (or Breaststroke Kick) - Dolphin Kick (or Butterfly Kick)


Diving

Shortcut:
Diving

  Diving Safety - Racing Dive


Snorkling

Shortcut:
Snorkling

  Snorkeling


SCUBA

Shortcut:
SCUBA

  SCUBA Diving


Swimming Underwater

Shortcut:
Swimming Underwater

  Swimming Underwater


Snorkling

Shortcut:
Snorkling

  Snorkeling

Swimming Turns

Shortcut:
Swimming Turns

  Open Turns - Flip Turns


Lifesaving Skills

Shortcut:
Lifesaving Skills
Reach, Throw, Row, Go
Shortcut:
Reach, Throw, Row, Go

  Reach, Throw, Row, Go (with animation at the end) - Reach - Throw


Related Awards

Aquatic Award Links
Aquatic-related awards


See also


External links

Disclaimers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice or training.

Please note that the only Swimming, Lifesaving, First Aid, and CPR materials recommended by the Boy Scouts of America are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge Books and Boy Scout Handbook. Swimming, Lifesaving, First Aid, and CPR guidelines are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations.

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