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Rookie Patrol

Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving Sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims.

  1. Swim 25 m or yd. head-up front crawl or breaststroke.
  2. Demonstrate ready position with a stationary scull for 30 sec.
  3. Carry a 2.3 kg (5 lb.) object 15 m or yd. using swimmer's choice of lifesaving kick.
  4. Demonstrate a foot-first and a head-first surface dive to a maximum depth of 2 m.
  5. Demonstrate 25 m or yd. legs-only using swimmer's choice of lifesaving kick.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to inflate 2 items of clothing and use as a buoyant assist.
  7. Swim 25 m or yd. using any stroke. Demonstrate the ability to swim under an obstacle located at the halfway point.
  8. Swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke (50 m or yd. each).
  9. Complete a 350 m or yd. workout on 3 different occasions throughout the training course. Warm-up: 100 m or yd.; Work set: 6 x 25 m or yd. any stroke on 60 sec.; Cool down: 100 m or yd.
  10. Swim 100 m in 3 min. or better (100 yd. in 2:40 min.) using any stroke or any combination of strokes of the swimmer's choice.
  11. Demonstrate primary assessment of a conscious and cooperative victim who describes his or her chief complaint and how injury occurred.
  12. Demonstrate the ability to recognize when to call EMS and how to do it.
  13. Demonstrate primary assessment and appropriate care for a victim with external bleeding.
  14. Look at the aquatic facility for 10-15 seconds. Turn and describe what you saw.
  15. a) Demonstrate ability to simulate in the water the appearance of a weak swimmer and a non-swimmer. b) Demonstrate ability to recognize the difference between a weak swimmer and non-swimmer.
  16. From a standing position on land, throw a buoyant aid with line to hit a target on the surface of the water as many times as possible within 30 sec.

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