Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Recreation/Community Water Safety

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Community Water Safety
General Conference
See also Community Water Safety - Advanced
Skill Level 2
Year of Introduction: 1929

(Instructor Required)[edit | edit source]

Satisfactorily pass the American Red Cross -Water Safety Aid or YMCA course in Lifesaving or its equivalent, or pass the following requirements[edit | edit source]

1. Have the Swimming Honor.[edit | edit source]

Instructions and tips for earning the Swimming honor can be found in the Recreation chapter.

2. Know the value of disrobing before making a swimming rescue. Practice disrobing on dry land in 20 seconds or less. Disrobe yourself of your shoes, socks, pants, belt, and shirt. Don't be alarmed-you are allowed a swimming suit underneath![edit | edit source]

Wearing your normal clothes in a rescue situation is dangerous. Normal cotton clothes absorb lots of water. They will weigh you down and make it much harder for you to swim for yourself.

3. Know the value of avoiding contact with a victim. Know the tactics of leading and waiting. Know the value of using equipment in a rescue.[edit | edit source]

4. Learn to properly do the following non-swimming rescues[edit | edit source]

a. Three different kinds of body reaching rescues[edit | edit source]

b. A wading rescue[edit | edit source]

c. Free-floating support rescue[edit | edit source]

d. Three different kinds of throwing assists[edit | edit source]

5. Know the points to be considered in the following when rescuing[edit | edit source]

a. Condition of the victim[edit | edit source]

b. Condition of the rescuer[edit | edit source]

c. Condition of the environment[edit | edit source]

6. Surface dive in eight feet of water, recovering various objects three times and a ten-pound weight once.[edit | edit source]

7. Swim 100 yards (91.4 meters), using the lifesaving stroke.[edit | edit source]

8. Learn to properly do the following defenses[edit | edit source]

a. Block[edit | edit source]

b. Block and carry[edit | edit source]

c. Block and turn[edit | edit source]

9. Learn to properly do the following releases and escapes[edit | edit source]

a. Double-grip-on-one-wrist release[edit | edit source]

b. Escape from double grip on wrist[edit | edit source]

c. Front head-hold release[edit | edit source]

d. Escape from front head hold[edit | edit source]

e. Rear-head-hold release[edit | edit source]

f. Escape from rear head hold[edit | edit source]

g. Double drowning release[edit | edit source]

10. Learn to properly do the following assists[edit | edit source]

a. Arm assist on front[edit | edit source]

b. Arm assist on back[edit | edit source]

c. Arm assist by two rescuers[edit | edit source]

d. Tired swimmer assist[edit | edit source]

11. Learn to properly do the following approaches[edit | edit source]

a. Rear approach - armpit level-off[edit | edit source]

b. Rear approach - chin level-off[edit | edit source]

c. Rear approach with two-hand level-off[edit | edit source]

d. Front surface approach[edit | edit source]

e. Underwater approach[edit | edit source]

f. Approach by diving to rear of victim[edit | edit source]

12. Correctly approach 30 feet (9.1 meters) and correctly carry 30 feet (9.1 meters), using the following carries[edit | edit source]

a. Cross-chest[edit | edit source]

b. Cross-chest control[edit | edit source]

c. Hair[edit | edit source]

d. Wrist[edit | edit source]

e. Shirt or collar[edit | edit source]

13. Complete a minimum of three hours of being instructed in cardiopulmonary resus­citation, or have the CPR Honor.[edit | edit source]

Instructions and tips for earning the CPR honor can be found in the Health and Science chapter.

References[edit | edit source]