Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Recreation/Swimming - Beginner (North American Division)

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Swimming - Beginner (North American Division)
Recreation
General Conference
Skill Level 1 Answer-Keys 06.jpg
Year of Introduction: 1944
Contents

Receive the American Red Cross Level 3 Stroke Development or YMCA equivalent in Swimming–Beginner's 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.

Have completed the Water Safety Honor Requirements[edit | edit source]

Instructions and tips for earning the Basic Water Safety honor can be found in the Recreation chapter.


Water Entry Skills[edit | edit source]

1. Enter water by jumping from the side of the pool, or from into the water from a dock into a safe area for jumping.[edit | edit source]

2. Headfirst entry from the side in a sitting position.[edit | edit source]

Headfirst entry should NOT be taught unless the water depth is at least 9 feet.

3. Headfirst entry from the side in a kneeling position.[edit | edit source]

Headfirst entry should NOT be taught unless the water depth is at least 9 feet.

Breath Control and Submerging[edit | edit source]

1. Bobbing while moving toward safety – demonstrate in chest-deep water at least 5 times.[edit | edit source]

2. Demonstrate rotary breathing, at least 10 times.[edit | edit source]

Buoyancy[edit | edit source]

1. On front, demonstrate the survival float, at least 30 seconds in deep water.[edit | edit source]

2. On back, demonstrate moving into a back float in deep water, and hold the float at least 30 seconds.[edit | edit source]

Changing Positions[edit | edit source]

1. Change from a vertical to horizontal position on the front, in deep water.[edit | edit source]

2. Change from a vertical to horizontal position on the back, in deep water.[edit | edit source]

Treading Water[edit | edit source]

1. Demonstrate treading water for at least 30 seconds in deep water.[edit | edit source]

Front Swim[edit | edit source]

1. Push off in a streamline position, then begin the flutter kick. Kick in streamline position 3-5 body lengths.[edit | edit source]

2. Push off in a streamline position, then begin the dolphin kick. Demonstrate 3-5 body lengths.[edit | edit source]

3. Front crawl, at least 15 yards, with good rotary breathing.[edit | edit source]

Back Swim[edit | edit source]

1. Elementary backstroke, demonstrate smooth finning and whip kick for at least 15 yards.[edit | edit source]

Side Swim[edit | edit source]

1. Demonstrate, at least 10 yards, the side scissors kick.[edit | edit source]

Water Safety[edit | edit source]

1. Reach or Throw, Don’t Go—reaching assists, demonstrate.[edit | edit source]

2. Think Twice Before Going Near Cold Water or Ice—discuss/demonstrate.[edit | edit source]

3. Look Before You Leap—understand and demonstrate.[edit | edit source]

Passing Skills[edit | edit source]

Jump into chest-deep water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain positions by treading water or floating for 30 seconds, and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]