Aquatic Skills Stage 3
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Aquatic Skills - Stage 3 Competencies & Requirements
- I can explain common water safety risks and how to avoid them.
- Scouts can explain common risks, such as drowning, hypothermia and sunburn.
- Scouts can explain common solutions for risks such as a buddy system, wearing exposure protection and staying out of the water in cold conditions.
- I can use a snorkel and adjust my mask to fit comfortably.
- Scouts can demonstrate the “stay on face” test to confirm if a mask fits correctly.
- Scouts can clear a snorkel partially flooded with water.
- I know how to remove a cramp in my leg with a buddy’s help.
- Scouts can demonstrate cramp removal by pulling the fin tip towards themselves, either on themselves or on a buddy.
- I can put on a PFD while in the water and use the HELP and Huddle positions.
- Scout can demonstrate the HELP survival position with the legs tucked in and in a huddle.
- I can swim 25 metres in a pool (using any stroke).
- Scouts can demonstrate they are capable of moving in the water.
- I can recognize the signs of a panicked snorkeler/diver and know how to call for help.
- Scouts can identify someone wildly fl apping his or her arms and gasping for air as somebody who is in distress.
- Calling for help can be something as simple as yelling to attract attention or calling 911 on a telephone.