Swimming Badge 3

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Attend Swimming Pool and complete Swimming Stage Badge 3




Ensure lifeguards are in attendance and give talk on water safety to children
Swimmer 3

Complete the following:
1 Safety

Know the safety rules and where it is safe to swim locally.

Explain the rules governing swimming for Scouts.
2 Enter pool

Demonstrate a controlled entry or dive from the side of the pool into at least 1.5 metres of water.
3 Short swim

Swim 50 metres in shirt and shorts.
4 Tread water

Tread water for three minutes with one hand behind your back.
5 Water skills

Surface dive into 1.5 metres of water and recover an object with both hands from the bottom. Return to the side of the pool holding the object in both hands.

Enter the water from the side of the pool by sliding in from a sitting position. Using any floating object for support, take up and hold the Heat Escape Lessening Posture for five minutes.
6 Distance swimming

Swim 400 metres without stopping.
7 Swimming activity

Take part in an organised swimming activity, since gaining your previous swimming badge.


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Badge Links

  • Swimmer - Activity
  • Swimmer - Clothed swim
  • Swimmer - Enter pool
  • Swimmer - Long swim
  • Swimmer - Safety
  • Swimmer - Tread water