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[[SCUBA]]<br>
[[SCUBA]]<br>
[[Swimming Turns]]<br>
[[Swimming Turns]]<br>
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[[Surface Diving]]<br>
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<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>
*[[BSA Swim Test]]
*[[BSA Swim Test]]
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=====Backstroke=====
=====Backstroke=====
{{Shortcut|[[Backstroke]] - [[Back Crawl]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Backstroke]] - [[Back Crawl]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1330_swimming-backstroke.htm Backstroke (Back Crawl)]
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1330_swimming-backstroke.htm Backstroke (Back Crawl)]
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* Backstroke: [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13729.aspx body position] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13728.aspx leg action] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13727.aspx arm action]
===== Elementary Backstroke =====
===== Elementary Backstroke =====
{{Shortcut|[[Elementary Backstroke]]}}
{{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>
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=====Breaststroke=====
=====Breaststroke=====
{{Shortcut|[[Breaststroke]]}}
{{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>
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* Breaststroke: [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13726.aspx body position] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13725.aspx leg action] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13724.aspx arm action] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_14833.aspx breathing] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_14834.aspx timing]
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=====Butterfly=====
=====Butterfly=====
{{Shortcut|[[Butterfly]]}}
{{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>
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* Butterfly: [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_14836.aspx body position] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_14837.aspx leg action] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_14838.aspx arm action] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_14839.aspx breathing]
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=====Freestyle =====
=====Freestyle =====
{{Shortcut|[[Freestyle]] - [[Crawl]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Freestyle]] - [[Crawl]]}}
<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>
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* Freestyle (Crawl): [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13722.aspx body position] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13721.aspx leg action] -
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[http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13720.aspx arm action] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13719.aspx breathing]
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=====Sidestroke=====
=====Sidestroke=====
{{Shortcut|[[Sidestroke]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Sidestroke]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Floating]]}}
{{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>
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* Floating: [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13718.aspx Floating] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13770.aspx Flotation 2] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13822.aspx Flotation 3]
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{{Shortcut|[[Survival Floating]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Survival Floating]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/151559_survival-float.htm Survival Floating]<br>
<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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* - [http://lifesavingsport.com/wet-clothes/swimming/survival/floating.html Using Clothes as a Flotation Aid] - [[http://lifesavingsport.com/swimming/Water-safety/hypothermia.html Hypothermia & Water Safety]
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* Survival Floating: [http://lifesavingsport.com/wet-clothes/swimming/survival/floating.html Using Clothes as a Flotation Aid] - [[http://lifesavingsport.com/swimming/Water-safety/hypothermia.html Hypothermia & Water Safety] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13765.aspx HELP position] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13764.aspx Huddle position]
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==Treading Water==
==Treading Water==
{{Shortcut|[[Treading Water]]}}
{{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>
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* Treading Water: [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13716.aspx Treading water] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13769.aspx Treading water 2] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_15173.aspx Treading water 3]
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<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>
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* Diving: [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_14840.aspx Entries Feet First] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_14929.aspx Head-first dives] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_15201.aspx Racing dive ]
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<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>
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==Snorkling==
 
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{{Shortcut|[[Snorkling]]}}
 
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/827_snorkeling.htm Snorkeling]<br>
 
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* [[Snorkeling BSA]]
 
==Swimming Turns==
==Swimming Turns==
{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Turns]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Swimming Turns]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69831_competitive-freestyle-open-turns.htm Open Turns] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69832_competitive-freestyle-flip-turns.htm Flip Turns]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69831_competitive-freestyle-open-turns.htm Open Turns] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/69832_competitive-freestyle-flip-turns.htm Flip Turns]<br>
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==Surface Diving==
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{{Shortcut|[[Surface Diving]]}}
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*'''Headfirst'''(Pike or Tuck): [[http://www.wikihow.com/Do-a-Surface-Dive Pike Surface Dive]] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13818.aspx With Diagrams]
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*'''Feet First''': [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13817.aspx Feet First]
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* Surface Dives: [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_14927.aspx head first] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13818.aspx head first 2] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13766.aspx feet first] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13817.aspx feet first 2]
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{{Shortcut|[[Reach, Throw, Row, Go]]}}
{{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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* Rescues: [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13761.aspx Reaching rescues] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13763.aspx Throwing rescues using buoyant aids] - [http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_13762.aspx Throwing rescues using ropes]

Revision as of 16:23, May 5, 2009

MeritBadge.Org offers Swimming Skills resources for
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Ventures!
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
Related SkillsFloating
Survival Floating
Treading Water
PFD's
Diving
Snorkling
SCUBA
Swimming Turns
Surface Diving
Lifesaving Skills
Reach, Throw, Row, Go


Swimming Strokes

Shortcut:
Swimming Strokes

  Swimming Lesson Videos - How to Swim

Backstroke
Shortcut:
Backstroke - Back Crawl

  Backstroke (Back Crawl)

Elementary Backstroke
Shortcut:
Elementary Backstroke

  Video: Elementary Backstroke

Breaststroke
Shortcut:
Breaststroke

  Breaststroke

Butterfly
Shortcut:
Butterfly

  Butterfly

Freestyle
Shortcut:
Freestyle - Crawl

  Freestyle (Front Crawl)

arm action - breathing

Sidestroke
Shortcut:
Sidestroke

  Sidestroke

Trudgeon
Shortcut:
Trudgeon

  Trudgeon



Floating

Shortcut:
Floating

  Float - Teaching kids to float


Survival Floating

Shortcut:
Survival Floating

  Survival Floating


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


Swimming Turns

Shortcut:
Swimming Turns

  Open Turns - Flip Turns


Surface Diving

Shortcut:
Surface Diving


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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