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  1. Troop Aquatics Safe Swim Defense Presentation Prepared By James Lowell Fry B.S.A. Aquatics Instructor Red Cross Certified Lifeguard

  2. Safe Swim Defense • Supervision • Medical Re-checks • Ability Groups • Lifeguard • Lookout • Buddy System • Area, Safe • Discipline 5/22/01 2 of 33

  3. Safe Swim Defense • Supervision • Adult (21+) 5/22/01 3 of 33

  4. Safe Swim Defense • Supervision • Mature Adult (21+) • Accepts Responsibility for the Safety of the Youth 5/22/01 4 of 33

  5. Safe Swim Defense • Supervision • Adult (21+) • Accepts Responsibility for the Safety of the Youth • Confident he/she can respond adequately/appropriately to emergencies 5/22/01 5 of 33

  6. Safe Swim Defense • Supervision • Adult (21+) • Accepts Responsibility for the Safety of the Youth • Confident he/she can respond adequately/appropriately to emergencies • Trained/committed to Safe Swim Defense 5/22/01 6 of 33

  7. Safe Swim Defense • Supervision • Adult (21+) • Accepts Responsibility for the Safety of the Youth • Confident he/she can respond adequately/appropriately to emergencies • Trained/committed to Safe Swim Defense • Not necessarily a certified lifeguard 5/22/01 7 of 33

  8. Safe Swim Defense • Supervision • Adult (21+) • Accepts Responsibility for the Safety of the Youth • Confident he/she can respond adequately/appropriately to emergencies • Trained/committed to Safe Swim Defense • Not necessarily a certified lifeguard • Get Assistance from a BSA Lifeguard 5/22/01 8 of 33

  9. Safe Swim Defense • Medical Re-checks (Physical Fitness) • Complete health history • Class 2 or 3 Medical Form 5/22/01 9 of 33

  10. Safe Swim Defense • Medical Re-checks (Physical Fitness) • Complete health history • Class 2 or 3 Medical Form • Significant medical conditions 5/22/01 10 of 33

  11. Safe Swim Defense • Medical Re-checks (Physical Fitness) • Complete health history • Class 2 or 3 Medical Form • Significant medical conditions • Adjustment activity/guard duties to accommodate medical concerns 5/22/01 11 of 33

  12. Safe Swim Defense • Medical Re-checks (Physical Fitness) • Complete health history • Class 2 or 3 Medical Form • Significant medical conditions • Adjustment activity/guard duties to accommodate medical concerns • Significant medical concerns should require a physicians examination 5/22/01 12 of 33

  13. Safe Swim Defense • Ability Groups • Non-Swimmer • Beginner • Swimmer 5/22/01 13 of 33

  14. Safe Swim Defense • Non-Swimmer • Non-Swimmer activities (games etc.) • Make time/staff to help teach swimming • Encourage swim lessons 5/22/01 14 of 33

  15. Safe Swim Defense • Beginner • Jump feet first/water over head • The boy must start without push-off 5/22/01 15 of 33

  16. Safe Swim Defense • Beginner • Jump feet first/water over head • The boy must start without push-off • 25’ swim • stamina 5/22/01 16 of 33

  17. Safe Swim Defense • Beginner • Jump feet first/water over head • The boy must start withoutpush-off • 25’ swim • stamina • Sharp turn • The boy must re-start swimming without touching 5/22/01 17 of 33

  18. Safe Swim Defense • Beginner • Jump feet first/water over head • The boy must start without push-off • 25’ swim • stamina • Sharp turn • The boy must re-start swimming without touching • Return to start • stamina 5/22/01 18 of 33

  19. Safe Swim Defense • Swimmer • Jump feet first over head • The boy can start swimming not with push-off 5/22/01 19 of 33

  20. Safe Swim Defense • Swimmer • Jump feet first over head • The boy can start swimming not with push-off • 75 yrd’s. swim forward strong manner • Crawl, Trudgen, Breast, Side • Sharp turn 5/22/01 20 of 33

  21. Safe Swim Defense • Swimmer • Jump feet first over head • The boy can start swimming not with push-off • 75 yrd’s. swim forward strong manner • Crawl, Trudgen, Breast, Side • Sharp turn • 25 yrd’s. resting stroke • Elementary Back or other resting on back 5/22/01 21 of 33

  22. Safe Swim Defense • Swimmer • Jump feet first over head • The boy can start swimming not with push-off • 75 yrd’s. swim forward strong manner • Crawl, Trudgen, Breast, Side • Sharp turn • 25 yrd’s. resting stroke • Elementary Back or other resting on back • Resting while floating 5/22/01 22 of 33

  23. Safe Swim Defense • Swimmer • Jump feet first over head • The boy must start swimming without push-off • 75 yrd’s. swim forward strong manner • Crawl, Trudgen, Breast, Side • Sharp turn • 25 yrd’s. resting stroke • Elementary Back or other resting stroke on back • Resting while floating • Renewed Annually 5/22/01 23 of 33

  24. Safe Swim Defense • Lifeguard • Certified • School pools, water parks etc. 5/22/01 24 of 33

  25. Safe Swim Defense • Lifeguard • Certified • School pools, water parks etc. • Troop Swim • Non-certified • Good swimming adults 5/22/01 25 of 33

  26. Safe Swim Defense • Lifeguard • Certified • School pools, water parks etc. • Troop Swim • Non-certified • Good swimming adults • Scouts • Good swimmers • Line and tender & other rescue equipment 5/22/01 26 of 33

  27. Safe Swim Defense • Lifeguard • Certified • School pools, water parks etc. • Troop Swim • Non-certified • Good swimming adults • Scouts • Good swimmers • Line and Tender • 1 to 10 ratio 5/22/01 27 of 33

  28. Safe Swim Defense • Lookout • See • Entire swimming area • Hear • Age 5/22/01 28 of 33

  29. Safe Swim Defense • Buddy • Check in and out of area • Buddy Checks (10 min.) • Keep buddies together • Procedure for Buddy Checks 5/22/01 29 of 33

  30. Safe Swim Defense • Area, Safe • Three areas clearly marked • Non-Swimmer • Area (3½’ max) • Beginners • Over head 5/22/01 30 of 33

  31. Safe Swim Defense • Area, Safe • Swimmers • 12’ Max. • Diving • Non-turbid water (3’/12” white disc) • 7’ Min. • Entry from over 18” needs 10’ to 12’ • Dive entry over 40” prohibited • Feet first entry over 60” prohibited 5/22/01 31 of 33

  32. Safe Swim Defense • Discipline • Safe Swim Defense • Agree to and use all points 5/22/01 32 of 33

  33. Safe Swim Defense • Discipline • Safe Swim Defense • Agree to and use all points • Rules are set/discussed for the area you are using prior to activity • Give reasons for rules if possible • Be firm and fair 5/22/01 33 of 33

  34. Safe Swim Defense • Supervision • Medical Re-checks • Ability Groups • Lifeguard • Lookout • Buddy System • Area, Safe • Discipline 5/22/01 34 of 33

  35. Safe Swim Defense • S • M • A • L • L • B • A • D 5/22/01 35 of 33

  36. Safe Swim Defense • The End James Lowell Fry Troop 14 – Rockford, IL. Jasfry@insightbb.com 5/22/01 36 of 33