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Swimming Pin (Cub Scout Pack (BSA))

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 and demonstrate two of the following strokes: crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, or breaststroke.
  • 3 Learn and demonstrate two of the following floating skills: prone, facedown float, and back float. The purpose of the float is to provide the swimmer the opportunity to rest in the water.
  • 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 position.
  • 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. Tell your den or an adult family member what you learned about him or her.
  • 12 Demonstrate the proper use of a mask and snorkel in a swimming area where your feet can touch the bottom