Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer Swimming

Activity description: We met at the indoor pool in Mapleton for a summer evening swim. We discussed safety and demonstrated water rescue methods. We also had the chance to show off our swimming and diving skills. We hit the Dairy Queen afterwords for "refreshment".

Second Class Rank Requirement #7:
a) Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim. b) Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first 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. c) 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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