Adventist Adventurer Awards/Beginning Swimming

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Beginning Swimming
Eager Beaver


Know how to dog paddle.[edit]

Face over water and paddling with alternate hands, often with the nose and mouth above the water. This stroke can be used in reverse to propel the body feet first.

Know how to swim with your head underwater.[edit]

Be able to jump in and swim to steps, ladder, or wall.[edit]

Know two water safety rules.[edit]

  • Always have an adult watch you when you are in the pool
  • Never run around the pool
  • Never jump in on top of someone
  • Always obey pool rules.
  • Swim with a buddy.
  • If you're just learning to swim, stay in the shallow end.
  • Don't push or jump on others.

What would you do if someone was in trouble in the pool? Would you try to save them? Why would it be better to call a parent or adult to come and help?[edit]

What is the emergency number of an ambulance?[edit]

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