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Red-Swimmer (Scouts Australia)

  • 1

    Explain the “buddy” system and basic rules for safe swimming.

  • 2

    Swim 100 metres freestyle and 100 metres backstroke or breaststroke.

  • 3

    Swim 50 metres using any stroke.

  • 4

    Do any THREE of the following:

    • a

      a surface dive in 1.5 metres of water in shirt and shorts. Remove clothing while in the water, without touching the bottom or the sides of the pool.

    • b

      with safe equipment swim on the surface for 50 metres using mask, snorkel and flippers.

    • c

      commencing at the shallow end swim 50 metres in shirt and shorts using one stroke only. Tread water for one minute.

    • d

      explain and demonstrate a rescue method, the recovery position and the importance of getting adult help.

  • 5

    Using a personal flotation device (PFD) demonstrate the Heat Exposure Lessening Posture (HELP) for two minutes.