Adventist Adventurer Awards and Answers/Beginning Swimming

Beginning Swimming
Eager Beaver

Know how to dog paddle. edit

Face over water and paddling with alternate hands, often with the nose and mouth above the water. This stroke can be used in reverse to propel the body feet first.

Know how to swim with your head underwater. edit

By relaxing your body ease your breath open your eyes normal.

Be able to jump in and swim to steps, ladder, or wall. edit

Know two water safety rules. edit

  • Always have an adult watch you when you are in the pool
  • Never run around the pool
  • Never jump in on top of someone
  • Always obey pool rules.
  • Swim with a buddy.
  • If you're just learning to swim, stay in the shallow end.
  • Don't push or jump on others.
  • Don't Dive at the shallow water
  • No eating while swimming
  • Swimming Instructor-Life Guard must be alert with medical outfit

What would you do if someone was in trouble in the pool? Would you try to save them? Why would it be better to call a parent or adult to come and help? edit

If you see someone in trouble in the pool, it's better to call for parent or adult to come and help. Reason: Unless you are a trained in lifeguard, you might be drag into the water instead.

When you see someone in trouble, start calling for help from the poolside. Make as much noise as possible.

What is the emergency number of an ambulance? edit

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