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What is Scouting’s Safe Swim Defense Plan?

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Asked by: Alicia Phair

Safe swim area – check waterfront areas for rocks, stumps, deep holes, and currents. Mark the area into three swimming groups. Lifeguards on duty – have one lifeguard for every 10 swimmers. Lookout – station a lookout where he/she can see and hear everything in all areas.

What precautions must be taken for a safe swim?

How can I stay safe when swimming?

  • Look for and read the signs. Read the signs posted in a swimming area and follow the safety information. …
  • Walk, do not run. …
  • Be careful getting in and out of the pool. …
  • Look before you leap or dive in. …
  • Stay within your abilities. …
  • Never swim alone. …
  • Play carefully. …
  • Do not drink alcohol.

What does Pdqballs stand for?

PDQBALLS

Acronym Definition
PDQBALLS Physical fitness, Discipline, Qualified supervision, Buddy system, Ability groups, Lifeguard, Lookout, Safe swim area (Boy Scout safe swim defense)

How long is the safe swim defense Good For?

two years

Why should I take this training? It’s required if your Scouting group is going to take part in any kind of swimming event or activity. The training is good for two years.

What does Scout’s mnemonic stop stand for?

STOP. Stay Calm, Think, Observe, Plan (scouting mnemonic of what to do when lost)

What is the #1 rule of water safety?

Always enter natural water feet first. Don’t let children dive in. Check the water temperature before swimming. Icy water can cause shortness of breath which leads to panic.

What are the 4 key water safety messages?

*The four key water safety messages include:

  • Always swim in a safe place.
  • Always swim with an adult.
  • If you fall in, float, breathe, relax.
  • If someone else in trouble, call 999/112.

What are the top three rules for staying safe in the water?

Never swim alone; swim with lifeguards and/or water watchers present. Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket appropriate for your weight and size and the water activity. Always wear a life jacket while boating, regardless of swimming skill. Swim sober.

What are 10 safety rules?

Top 10 General Safety Rules For Kids At School:

  1. Safety Rule #1 Know Your Name, Number And Address: …
  2. Safety Rule #2 Do Not Eat Anything Given By A Stranger: …
  3. Safety Rule #3 Do Not Climb The Fence: …
  4. Safety Rule #4 Do Not Walk Off The Yard Alone: …
  5. Safety Rule #5 Playing Or Experimenting With Fire Is Not Allowed:

How can I stop drowning in water?

You can prevent drowning.

  1. Learn basic swimming and water safety skills. Formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning. …
  2. Build fences that fully enclose pools. …
  3. Supervise closely. …
  4. Wear a life jacket. …
  5. Learn CPR. …
  6. Know the risks of natural waters. …
  7. Avoid alcohol. …
  8. Use the buddy system.