Brave Hearts Ministry

Beginning Swimming Merit


Perform and practice swimming merit with supervision.  Never attempt any skills in the pool without a parent/adult with you at all times.

 

1.  Demonstrate the following skills:

 

  • Tread water for 30 seconds.
  • Sustain a back float for 30 seconds.
  • Perform a free style stroke with correct side breathing technique for 10 meters.
  • Perform the backstroke for 10 meters.
  • Perform the breaststroke for 10 meters.
  • Perform a front dive from the side of the pool and swim safely to the other side of the pool.
  • Jump into the pool. Swim safely back to the side.
  • Swim underwater for 4 meters.

 

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Parent Signature/Date Completed

 

2.  List a minimum of five water safety rules.  Present these at a Discovery Hearts’ Meeting.

 

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Leader Signature/Date Completed

 

3.  List three pieces of water safety equipment. Describe what each is used for.

 

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Parent Signature/Date Completed

 

4.  Write a list of safety rules for the beach.  Ask an adult for help.  Present these rules at a Discovery Hearts’ Meeting.

 

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Leader Signature/Date Completed

 

5.  Describe what you would do if you got caught in a rip current at the beach.

 

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Parent Signature/Date Completed

 

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Leader Signature/ Date Merit Completed


Posted 2/09