AY Honor Swimming - Beginner Answer Key used by North American Division

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Skill Level

1

Year

1944

Version

16.10.2021

Approval Authority

North American Division

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Swimming - Beginner
Recreation
Skill Level
123
Approval Authority
North American Division
Year of Introduction

1944

See also
Basic Water Safety
Swimming - Beginner - Advanced
Triathlon


1

Have completed the Water Safety Honor Requirements


For tips and instruction see Basic Water Safety.


2

Water Entry Skills:


2a

Enter water by jumping from the side of the pool, or from into the water from a dock into a safe area for jumping.



2b

Headfirst entry from the side in a sitting position.


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


2c

Headfirst entry from the side in a kneeling position.


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



3

Breath Control and Submerging:


3a

Bobbing while moving toward safety – demonstrate in chest-deep water at least 5 times.



3b

Demonstrate rotary breathing, at least 10 times.




4

Buoyancy:


4a

On front, demonstrate the survival float, at least 30 seconds in deep water.




4b

On back, demonstrate moving into a back float in deep water, and hold the float at least 30 seconds.





5

Changing Positions:


5a

Change from a vertical to horizontal position on the front, in deep water.



5b

Change from a vertical to horizontal position on the back, in deep water.




6

Treading Water:


6a

Demonstrate treading water for at least 30 seconds in deep water.





7

Front Swim:


7a

Push off in a streamline position, then begin the flutter kick. Kick in streamline position 3-5 body lengths.



7b

Push off in a streamline position, then begin the dolphin kick. Demonstrate 3-5 body lengths.



7c

Front crawl, at least 15 yards, with good rotary breathing.




8

Back Swim:


8a

Elementary backstroke, demonstrate smooth finning and whip kick for at least 15 yards.




9

Side Swim:


9a

Demonstrate, at least 10 yards, the side scissors kick.




10

Water Safety:


10a

Reach or Throw, Don’t Go—reaching assists, demonstrate.



10b

Think Twice Before Going Near Cold Water or Ice—discuss/demonstrate.



10c

Look Before You Leap—understand and demonstrate.




11

Passing Skills:


11a

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.





References