Boy Scout Archives: Second Class Requirement 8 – Safe Swim Defense, Swimming Ability, Rescue Techniques

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  • Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
  • Demonstrate your ability to jump feetfirst into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
  • Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible, and explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.

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