Water rescue methods are methods used to rescue someone who is in trouble in the water. You will see these methods throughout the BSA programs from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA to Venturing.
Second Class Aquatics Requirements
The Safety feature teaches Scouts to “Be Prepared” for hazardous situations in their homes, on the street, and while out in the woods with their troop.
The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.
Second Class is the rank a Scout can earn after Tenderfoot. The requirements for Second Class continue to teach the youth to the skills needed to advance in Scouts BSA.
The most familiar application of skill level limits is the swim tests which are administered at summer camp. But there are other examples as well.
Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.