Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Recreation/Community Water Safety

Community Water Safety
General Conference
See also Community Water Safety - Advanced
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Year of Introduction: 1929

(Instructor Required)Edit

Satisfactorily pass the American Red Cross -Water Safety Aid or YMCA course in Lifesaving or its equivalent, or pass the following requirementsEdit

1. Have the Swimming Honor.Edit

Instructions and tips for earning the Swimming honor can be found in the Recreation chapter.

2. Know the value of disrobing before making a swimming rescue. Practice disrobing on dry land in 20 seconds or less. Disrobe yourself of your shoes, socks, pants, belt, and shirt. Don't be alarmed-you are allowed a swimming suit underneath!Edit

Wearing your normal clothes in a rescue situation is dangerous. Normal cotton clothes absorb lots of water. They will weigh you down and make it much harder for you to swim for yourself.

3. Know the value of avoiding contact with a victim. Know the tactics of leading and waiting. Know the value of using equipment in a rescue.Edit

4. Learn to properly do the following non-swimming rescuesEdit

a. Three different kinds of body reaching rescuesEdit

b. A wading rescueEdit

c. Free-floating support rescueEdit

d. Three different kinds of throwing assistsEdit

5. Know the points to be considered in the following when rescuingEdit

a. Condition of the victimEdit

b. Condition of the rescuerEdit

c. Condition of the environmentEdit

6. Surface dive in eight feet of water, recovering various objects three times and a ten-pound weight once.Edit

7. Swim 100 yards (91.4 meters), using the lifesaving stroke.Edit

8. Learn to properly do the following defensesEdit

a. BlockEdit

b. Block and carryEdit

c. Block and turnEdit

9. Learn to properly do the following releases and escapesEdit

a. Double-grip-on-one-wrist releaseEdit

b. Escape from double grip on wristEdit

c. Front head-hold releaseEdit

d. Escape from front head holdEdit

e. Rear-head-hold releaseEdit

f. Escape from rear head holdEdit

g. Double drowning releaseEdit

10. Learn to properly do the following assistsEdit

a. Arm assist on frontEdit

b. Arm assist on backEdit

c. Arm assist by two rescuersEdit

d. Tired swimmer assistEdit

11. Learn to properly do the following approachesEdit

a. Rear approach - armpit level-offEdit

b. Rear approach - chin level-offEdit

c. Rear approach with two-hand level-offEdit

d. Front surface approachEdit

e. Underwater approachEdit

f. Approach by diving to rear of victimEdit

12. Correctly approach 30 feet (9.1 meters) and correctly carry 30 feet (9.1 meters), using the following carriesEdit

a. Cross-chestEdit

b. Cross-chest controlEdit

c. HairEdit

d. WristEdit

e. Shirt or collarEdit

13. Complete a minimum of three hours of being instructed in cardiopulmonary resus­citation, or have the CPR Honor.Edit

Instructions and tips for earning the CPR honor can be found in the Health and Science chapter.