Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Recreation/Swimming

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General Conference
See also Swimming - Advanced
Skill Level 2
Year of Introduction: 1929

Receive the American Red Cross Level VI Skill Proficiency or YMCA certificate or equivalent in Swimming OR pass the following requirements[edit | edit source]

While it is not required that you have a professional teach you (or your kids) to swim, it is highly advisable. Check with your local pool (a local college, or YMCA for example) to see what kind of swimming courses are offered. If you are unsure where your nearest American Red Cross (ARC), or YMCA is, then check online at: Red Cross (in the middle near the top there is a place to enter your zip code so that you can locate your locale ARC chapter); or YMCA (there is a box off to the left that will allow you to enter your zip code). If you choose to not have a professional teach you, you will find the requirements below.

1. Swim continuously in a coordinated and effective manner the following strokes and distances[edit | edit source]

a. Breaststroke for 50 yards (45.7 meters)[edit | edit source]

b. Sidestroke for 100 yards (91.4 meters)[edit | edit source]

c. Back crawl for 50 yards (45.7 meters)[edit | edit source]

d. Crawl for 100 yards (91.4 meters)[edit | edit source]

2. Swim 25 yards (22.9 meters) continuously on the back, legs alone, using either the inverted breaststroke kick or the inverted scissors kick.[edit | edit source]

3. Demonstrate an effective turn in a closed course on the following[edit | edit source]

a. Front[edit | edit source]

b. Side[edit | edit source]

c. Back[edit | edit source]

4. Surface dive in good form to a depth of 8 feet (2.4 meters) and swim a minimum distance of 20 feet (6.1 meters) under water.[edit | edit source]

5. In good form, do a pike and tuck surface dive.[edit | edit source]

6. In good form, do a shallow plunge dive (racing start) and continue in stroke.[edit | edit source]

7. In good form, do a running front dive off both feet from a deck and from a springboard.[edit | edit source]

8. Demonstrate the sidestroke turn.[edit | edit source]

9. Demonstrate sidestroke turn.[edit | edit source]

10. Demonstrate speed turn and pull-out for breaststroke.[edit | edit source]

11. Demonstrate flip turn for front crawl.[edit | edit source]

12. Demonstrate pike surface dive.[edit | edit source]

13. Demonstrate tuck surface dive.[edit | edit source]

14. Tread water for three minutes (one minute with no hands.)[edit | edit source]

15. Demonstrate throwing rescue.[edit | edit source]

16. Demonstrate rolling spinal injury victim to face up.[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]