Swimming Badge 5
Attend Swimming Pool and complete Swimming Stage Badge 5
Shorts and T-shirts for stage 3
Complete the following:
Know the safety rules and where it is safe to swim locally.
Explain the rules covering swimming for Scouts.
2 Enter pool
Demonstrate a racing dive into at least 1.5 metres of water and a straddle jump into at least two meters of water.
3 Short swim
Swim 100 metres in shirt and shorts. On completion, remove the additional clothes and climb out of the pool unaided. Time limit three minutes.
4 Tread water
Tread water for five minutes, for three of which one arm must be held clear of the water.
5 Water skills
Scull on your back, head first for ten metres then feet first for ten metres. Move into a tuck position and keeping your head out of the water, turn 360 degrees.
Swim ten metres, perform a somersault without touching the side of the pool and continue to swim in the same direction for a further ten metres.
Demonstrate the Heat Escape Lessening Posture.
Demonstrate a surface dive, both head and feet first into 1.5 metres of water.
6 Distance swimming
Swim 1000 metres using any three recognised strokes for a minimum distance of 200 metres per stroke. This swim must be completed in 35 minutes.
7 Swimming activity
Take part in an organised swimming activity, since gaining your previous swimming badge.
- swimming badge 5
- Swimming - Activity
- Swimming - Clothed swim
- Swimming - Enter pool
- Swimming - Long swim
- Swimming - Safety
- Swimming - Skills
- Swimming - Tread water