Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Recreation/Swimming - Advanced Beginner
|Swimming - Advanced Beginner|
|Skill Level 1|
|Year of Introduction: 1963|
Receive the American Red Cross Level IV Stroke Development or YMCA certificate or equivalent in Swimming – Beginner's Advanced OR pass the following requirements
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. Bobbing. Practice bobbing in neck-deep water prior to going into deep water. Demonstrate bobbing in deep water with a definite rhythm, inhaling when the mouth clears the water and exhaling as the head goes below the water.
2. Breath Control. Stand in chest-deep water and demonstrate rhythmic breathing at the rate of 24 to 26 times in two minutes.
3. Swimming in Place. Remain afloat in a confined area (within an eight-foot circle) by using a modified human stroke for a period of one minute.
4. Changing Positions. Change from a prone swimming position to a vertical position and then to a supine position. Change from a supine to a vertical position, and then to a prone position.
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