AY Honors/Swimming - Beginner/Answer Key 2

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Swimming - Beginner

Skill Level

1

Year

1944

Version

16.08.2022

Approval authority

North American Division

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Swimming - Beginner
Recreation
Skill Level
123
Approval authority
North American Division
Year of Introduction
1944



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