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Troop Aquatics. Safe Swim Defense. Presentation Prepared By James Lowell Fry B.S.A. Aquatics Instructor Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. Safe Swim Defense. S upervision M edical Re-checks A bility Groups L ifeguard L ookout B uddy System A rea, Safe D iscipline.

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Troop Aquatics

Safe Swim Defense

Presentation Prepared

By

James Lowell Fry

B.S.A. Aquatics Instructor

Red Cross Certified Lifeguard


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Safe Swim Defense

  • Supervision

  • Medical Re-checks

  • Ability Groups

  • Lifeguard

  • Lookout

  • Buddy System

  • Area, Safe

  • Discipline

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Supervision

    • Adult (21+)

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Supervision

    • Mature Adult (21+)

    • Accepts Responsibility for the Safety of the Youth

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Supervision

    • Adult (21+)

    • Accepts Responsibility for the Safety of the Youth

    • Confident he/she can respond adequately/appropriately to emergencies

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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

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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

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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

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Medical Re-checks (Physical Fitness)

    • Complete health history

      • Class 2 or 3 Medical Form

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Medical Re-checks (Physical Fitness)

    • Complete health history

      • Class 2 or 3 Medical Form

      • Significant medical conditions

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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

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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

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Ability Groups

    • Non-Swimmer

    • Beginner

    • Swimmer

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Non-Swimmer

    • Non-Swimmer activities (games etc.)

    • Make time/staff to help teach swimming

    • Encourage swim lessons

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Beginner

    • Jump feet first/water over head

      • The boy must start without push-off

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Beginner

    • Jump feet first/water over head

      • The boy must start without push-off

    • 25’ swim

      • stamina

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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

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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

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Swimmer

    • Jump feet first over head

      • The boy can start swimming not with push-off

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Lifeguard

    • Certified

      • School pools, water parks etc.

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Lifeguard

    • Certified

      • School pools, water parks etc.

    • Troop Swim

      • Non-certified

        • Good swimming adults

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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

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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

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Lookout

    • See

      • Entire swimming area

    • Hear

    • Age

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Buddy

    • Check in and out of area

    • Buddy Checks (10 min.)

      • Keep buddies together

    • Procedure for Buddy Checks

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Area, Safe

    • Three areas clearly marked

    • Non-Swimmer

      • Area (3½’ max)

    • Beginners

      • Over head

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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

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Discipline

    • Safe Swim Defense

      • Agree to and use all points

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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

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Safe Swim Defense

  • Supervision

  • Medical Re-checks

  • Ability Groups

  • Lifeguard

  • Lookout

  • Buddy System

  • Area, Safe

  • Discipline

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Safe Swim Defense

  • S

    • M

      • A

        • L

          • L

  • B

    • A

      • D

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Safe Swim Defense

  • The End

    James Lowell Fry

    Troop 14 – Rockford, IL.

    Jasfry@insightbb.com

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