Cub Scout Swimming

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==Belt Loop Requirements==
==Belt Loop Requirements==
'''Complete these three requirements:'''
'''Complete these three requirements:'''
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:1. Explain rules of [[Safe Swim Defense]]. Emphasize the buddy system.
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:1. Explain rules of [[Safe Swim Defense]]. Emphasize [[the buddy system]].
:2. Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family.
:2. Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family.
:3. While holding a kick board, propel yourself 25 feet using a flutter kick across the shallow end of the swimming area.
:3. While holding a kick board, propel yourself 25 feet using a flutter kick across the shallow end of the swimming area.
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:12. Demonstrate the proper use of a mask and snorkel in a swimming area where your feet can touch the bottom.
:12. Demonstrate the proper use of a mask and snorkel in a swimming area where your feet can touch the bottom.
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== Notes ==
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Webelos Scouts that earn the Swimming Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout also satisfy requirement 8 for the [[Webelos Aquanaut Activity Badge Requirements|Aquanaut Activity Badge]] and part of requirement 3 for the [[Webelos Sportsman Activity Badge Requirements|Sportsman Activity Badge]].
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== Help with these requirements ==
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=== Help with these requirements ===
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Sports Pin Requirement 5: [http://www.scouting.org/pubs/gss/gss02.html#c Classification of Swimming Ability]
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* Sports Pin Requirement 5: [http://www.scouting.org/pubs/gss/gss02.html#c Classification of Swimming Ability]
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== External links ==
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== Related achievements, electives, or other awards ==
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===Wolf===
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*[[Wolf Achievements]] 1h, 1i
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*[[Wolf Electives]] 20o
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===Bear===
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*[[Bear Achievements]] 23
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*[[Bear Electives]] 19, 20f
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===Webelos===
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*[[Webelos Aquanaut Activity Badge]]
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*[[Webelos Sportsman Activity Badge]]
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==== Notes ====
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Webelos Scouts that earn the Swimming Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout also satisfy requirement 8 for the [[Webelos Aquanaut Activity Badge]] and part of requirement 3 for the [[Webelos Sportsman Activity Badge]].
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== See also ==
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*[[Safe Swim Defense]]
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/tag/swimming.htm ExpertVillage Swimming Lesson Videos]
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**[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/3116_swimming-video-how-to-tread-water.htm Tread Water], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/261_kid-swimming-howto-videos.htm Basics], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1331_freestyle-swimming.htm Freestyle], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1294_swim-breast.htm Breaststroke], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1330_swimming-backstroke.htm Backstroke]
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Swimming
Belt Loop and Pin
Swimming Sports Belt Loop
Image:s-Swimming.gif
Swimming Sports Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Swimming belt loop and pin are a part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts may earn this award in a Family, Den, Pack, school, or community setting. Tiger Cubs must be always accompanied by their Adult partner.


Contents

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

1. Explain rules of Safe Swim Defense. Emphasize the buddy system.
2. Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family.
3. While holding a kick board, propel yourself 25 feet using a flutter kick across the shallow end of the swimming area.

Sports Pin Requirements

Earn the Swimming belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

1. Practice the breathing motion of the crawl stroke while standing in shallow water. Take a breath, place your head in the water, exhale, and turn your head to the side to take a breath. Repeat.
2. Learn two of the following strokes: crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, or breaststroke.
3. Learn two of the following floating skills: jellyfish float, turtle float, canoe (prone) float.
4. Using a kickboard, demonstrate three kinds of kicks.
5. Pass the "beginner" or "swimmer" swim level test.
6. Visit with a lifeguard and talk about swimming safety in various situations (pool, lake, river, ocean). Learn about the training a lifeguard needs for his or her job.
7. Explain the four rescue techniques: Reach, Throw, Row, and Go (with support)
8. Take swimming lessons.
9. Attend a swim meet at a school or community pool.
10. Tread water for 30 seconds.
11. Learn about a U.S. swimmer who has earned a medal in the Olympics
12. Demonstrate the proper use of a mask and snorkel in a swimming area where your feet can touch the bottom.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 620714)


Help with these requirements

Related achievements, electives, or other awards

Wolf

Bear

Webelos

Notes

Webelos Scouts that earn the Swimming Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout also satisfy requirement 8 for the Webelos Aquanaut Activity Badge and part of requirement 3 for the Webelos Sportsman Activity Badge.

See also

External links

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