Swimming Badge 3
Attend Swimming Pool and complete Swimming Stage Badge 3
Ensure lifeguards are in attendance and give talk on water safety to children
Complete the following:
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.
- swimming badge 3
- Swimmer - Activity
- Swimmer - Clothed swim
- Swimmer - Enter pool
- Swimmer - Long swim
- Swimmer - Safety
- Swimmer - Tread water