Before doing the following requirements, successfully complete Second
Class rank requirements 7a-7c and First Class rank requirements
Second Class rank requirements:
(7a) Tell what
precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
(7b) Demonstrate your
ability to jump feetfirst into water over your head in depth, level off and
swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return
to your starting place.
(7c) Demonstrate water rescue methods by
reaching your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing
lines and objects. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a
reaching or throwing rescue is possible, and explain why and how a rescue
swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.
First Class rank
(9a) Tell what precautions should be taken for a safe
(9b) Before doing the following requirements, successfully
complete the BSA swimmer test:
Jump feetfirst into water over your head in depth, swim 75 yards in a
strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke,
breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting
backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one
sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
(9c) With a
helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and as
rescuer. The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in