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==Swimming Strokes==
==Swimming Strokes==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Swimming Strokes|Swimming Strokes]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Strokes]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/tag/swim.htm Swimming Lesson Videos] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/9305_swim.htm How to Swim]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/tag/swim.htm Swimming Lesson Videos] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/9305_swim.htm How to Swim]<br>
=====Backstroke=====
=====Backstroke=====
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Backstroke|Backstroke]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Backstroke]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1330_swimming-backstroke.htm Backstroke] -
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1330_swimming-backstroke.htm Backstroke] -
===== Elementary Backstroke =====
===== Elementary Backstroke =====
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Elementary Backstroke|Elementary Backstroke]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Elementary Backstroke]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.ehow.com/how_5298_swim-elementary-backstroke.html Video: Elementary Backstroke]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.ehow.com/how_5298_swim-elementary-backstroke.html Video: Elementary Backstroke]<br>
=====Breaststroke=====
=====Breaststroke=====
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Breaststroke|Breaststroke]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Breaststroke]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1294_swim-breast.htm Breaststroke]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1294_swim-breast.htm Breaststroke]<br>
=====Butterfly=====
=====Butterfly=====
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Butterfly|Butterfly]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Butterfly]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/8545_do-butterfly-stroke.htm Butterfly] <br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/8545_do-butterfly-stroke.htm Butterfly] <br>
=====Freestyle =====
=====Freestyle =====
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Freestyle|Freestyle]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Freestyle]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1331_freestyle-swimming.htm Freestyle (Front Crawl)]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1331_freestyle-swimming.htm Freestyle (Front Crawl)]<br>
=====Sidestroke=====
=====Sidestroke=====
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Sidestroke|Sidestroke]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Sidestroke]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/151556_swim-sidestroke.htm Sidestroke]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/151556_swim-sidestroke.htm Sidestroke]<br>
=====Trudgeon=====
=====Trudgeon=====
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Trudgeon|Trudgeon]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Trudgeon]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/151557_swim-trudgen-stroke.htm Trudgeon]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/151557_swim-trudgen-stroke.htm Trudgeon]<br>
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trudgen Trudgeon]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trudgen Trudgeon]
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==Floating==
==Floating==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#|]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Floating]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/20142_freestyle-swimming-floating.htm Float] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/140156_kids-swimming-lessons-float.htm Teaching kids to float] <br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/20142_freestyle-swimming-floating.htm Float] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/140156_kids-swimming-lessons-float.htm Teaching kids to float] <br>
==Survival Floating==
==Survival Floating==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Survival Floating|Survival Floating]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Survival Floating]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/151559_survival-float.htm Survival Floating]<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/151559_survival-float.htm Survival Floating] -
[http://lifesavingsport.com/wet-clothes/swimming/survival/floating.html Using Clothes as a Flotation Aid] <br>
[http://lifesavingsport.com/wet-clothes/swimming/survival/floating.html Using Clothes as a Flotation Aid] <br>
==Treading Water==
==Treading Water==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Treading Water|Treading Water]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Treading Water]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/74325_aqua-fitness-tread-water.htm Tread Water]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/74325_aqua-fitness-tread-water.htm Tread Water]<br>
==Personal Flotation Devices==
==Personal Flotation Devices==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Personal Flotation Devices|Personal Flotation Devices]] - [[Swimming Skills#PFD|PFD]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Personal Flotation Devices]] - [[PFD]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/25736_creeking-equipment-pfd.htm How to Pick a PFD for Canoeing]
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/25736_creeking-equipment-pfd.htm How to Pick a PFD for Canoeing]
* [http://www.discoverboating.com/resources/pfd.aspx Types of PFDs] - [http://lifesavingsport.com/wet-clothes/swimming/survival/floating.html PFD HELP and huddle positions] - [http://www.boatingbasicsonline.com/content/general/4_2_a.php Boating Basics: PFDs] - [http://www.uscgboating.org/SAFETY/fedreqs/equ_pfd.htm US Coast Guard Requirements]
* [http://www.discoverboating.com/resources/pfd.aspx Types of PFDs] - [http://lifesavingsport.com/wet-clothes/swimming/survival/floating.html PFD HELP and huddle positions] - [http://www.boatingbasicsonline.com/content/general/4_2_a.php Boating Basics: PFDs] - [http://www.uscgboating.org/SAFETY/fedreqs/equ_pfd.htm US Coast Guard Requirements]
==Kicks==
==Kicks==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Kicks|Kicks]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Kicks]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69828_competitive-freestyle-legs.htm Flutter Kick (or Freestyle Kick)] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69848_competitive-breaststroke-kick-drills.htm Frog Kick (or Breastroke Kick)] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69873_competitive-butterfly-kicks.htm Dolfin Kick (or Butterfly Kick)] <br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69828_competitive-freestyle-legs.htm Flutter Kick (or Freestyle Kick)] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69848_competitive-breaststroke-kick-drills.htm Frog Kick (or Breaststroke Kick)] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69873_competitive-butterfly-kicks.htm Dolphin Kick (or Butterfly Kick)] <br>
== Diving==
== Diving==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Diving|Diving]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Diving]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/112483_diving-safety-tips.htm Diving Safety] -
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/112483_diving-safety-tips.htm Diving Safety] -
[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69839_competitive-freestyle-race-starts.htm Racing Dive]<br>
[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69839_competitive-freestyle-race-starts.htm Racing Dive]<br>
== Snorkling==
== Snorkling==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Snorkling|Snorkling]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Snorkling]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/827_snorkeling.htm Snorkeling]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/827_snorkeling.htm Snorkeling]<br>
* [[Snorkeling BSA]]
* [[Snorkeling BSA]]
== SCUBA==
== SCUBA==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#SCUBA|SCUBA]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[SCUBA]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1916_scuba-diving-safety.htm SCUBA Diving]
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1916_scuba-diving-safety.htm SCUBA Diving]
* [[Scuba BSA]]
* [[Scuba BSA]]
==Swimming Underwater==
==Swimming Underwater==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Swimming Underwater|Swimming Underwater]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Underwater]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/151550_swim-underwater.htm Swimming Underwater]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/151550_swim-underwater.htm Swimming Underwater]<br>
==Lifesaving Skills==
==Lifesaving Skills==
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Lifesaving Skills|Lifesaving Skills]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Lifesaving Skills]]}}
* [[Lifesaving]]
* [[Lifesaving]]
* [[BSA Lifeguard]]
* [[BSA Lifeguard]]
===== Reach, Throw, Row, Go=====
===== Reach, Throw, Row, Go=====
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{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Skills#Reach, Throw, Row, Go|Reach, Throw, Row, Go]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Reach, Throw, Row, Go]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.boat-ed.com/tn/course/p5-1_riskmgmt.htm Reach, Throw, Row, Go] (with animation at the end) - [http://lifesavingsport.com/swimming/lifesaving-rescues/reach-throw-wade.html Reach - Throw]
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.boat-ed.com/tn/course/p5-1_riskmgmt.htm Reach, Throw, Row, Go] (with animation at the end) - [http://lifesavingsport.com/swimming/lifesaving-rescues/reach-throw-wade.html Reach - Throw]
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*[[First Aid|First Aid Merit Badge]]
*[[First Aid|First Aid Merit Badge]]
*[[Emergency Preparedness|Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge]]
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Revision as of 15:36, May 5, 2009

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Dozens of video links show you how to do key skills.

Before a BSA group may engage in swimming activities of any kind, a minimum of one adult leader must complete Safe Swim Defense training, have a commitment card (No. 34243) with them, and agree to use the eight defenses in this plan.
Guide to Safe Scouting, II. Aquatics Safety

While your handbook is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn your Swimming Skills. See the Disclaimers.   Videos show you key skills.

Contents
Swimming Strokes
Backstroke
Elementary Backstroke
Breaststroke
Butterfly
Freestyle
Sidestroke
Swimming Underwater
Trudgeon
Kicks
Floating
Survival Floating
Treading Water
PFD's
Diving
Snorkling
SCUBA
Lifesaving Skills
Reach, Throw, Row, Go


Swimming Strokes

Shortcut:
Swimming Strokes

  Swimming Lesson Videos - How to Swim

Backstroke
Shortcut:
Backstroke

  Backstroke -

Elementary Backstroke
Shortcut:
Elementary Backstroke

  Video: Elementary Backstroke

Breaststroke
Shortcut:
Breaststroke

  Breaststroke

Butterfly
Shortcut:
Butterfly

  Butterfly

Freestyle
Shortcut:
Freestyle

  Freestyle (Front Crawl)

Sidestroke
Shortcut:
Sidestroke

  Sidestroke

Trudgeon
Shortcut:
Trudgeon

  Trudgeon


Floating

Shortcut:
Floating

  Float - Teaching kids to float


Survival Floating

Shortcut:
Survival Floating

  Survival Floating -

Using Clothes as a Flotation Aid 


Treading Water

Shortcut:
Treading Water

  Tread Water

Personal Flotation Devices

Shortcut:
Personal Flotation Devices - PFD

  How to Pick a PFD for Canoeing

Kicks

Shortcut:
Kicks

  Flutter Kick (or Freestyle Kick) - Frog Kick (or Breaststroke Kick) - Dolphin Kick (or Butterfly Kick)

Diving

Shortcut:
Diving

  Diving Safety - Racing Dive

Snorkling

Shortcut:
Snorkling

  Snorkeling

SCUBA

Shortcut:
SCUBA

  SCUBA Diving

Swimming Underwater

Shortcut:
Swimming Underwater

  Swimming Underwater


Lifesaving Skills

Shortcut:
Lifesaving Skills
Reach, Throw, Row, Go
Shortcut:
Reach, Throw, Row, Go

  Reach, Throw, Row, Go (with animation at the end) - Reach - Throw


Related Awards

Aquatic Award Links

Aquatic-related awards


See also


External links

Disclaimers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice or training.

Please note that the only Swimming, Lifesaving, First Aid, and CPR materials recommended by the Boy Scouts of America are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge Books and Boy Scout Handbook. Swimming, Lifesaving, First Aid, and CPR guidelines are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations.

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