Swimming Badge 1

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Attend Swimming Pool and complete Swimming Stage Badge 1


Swimming Venue


Ensure lifeguards are in attendance and give talk on water safety to children Swimmer 1

Complete the following:
1 Safety & Warm up
Know the values of completing a warm up
Know the safety rules and where it is safe to swim locally.
2 Enter pool

Without using the steps, demonstrate a controlled entry into at least 1.5 metres of water.
3 Short swim

Swim ten metres on your front.
4 Tread water

Tread water for 30 seconds in a vertical position.
5 Water skills

Using a buoyancy aid, float still in the water for 30 seconds.

Demonstrate your ability to retrieve an object from chest deep water.

Perform a push and glide on both your front and back.
6 Distance swim

Swim 25 metres without stopping.
7 Swimming activity

Take part in an organised swimming activity.


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Badge Links

  • Adventure - Adventure
  • Adventure - Adventure
  • Adventure - Adventurous activity
  • Swimmer - Activity
  • Swimmer - Enter pool
  • Swimmer - Float
  • Swimmer - Glide
  • Swimmer - Long swim
  • Swimmer - Retrieve
  • Swimmer - Safety
  • Swimmer - Short swim
  • Swimmer - Tread water
  • Swimmer - Warm up