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Swimmer Stage 3 Activity Badge (STA)

Swimmer Stage 3 Activity Badge

To purchase...

To purchase this badge you need to fit the following criteria – be a registered Badge Secretary, Section or Assistant Section Leader or a County or District Administrator.

You’ll need to sign in, enter your details plus your membership number in the Scout ID box.

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About this product
  • Type: Woven with merrow border
  • Size: 40mm

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£1.50 delivery for orders of badges and woggles only.

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Swimmer Stage 3 Activity Badge

With plenty of practice and a little confidence, gain a swimmer stage badge as you learn to swim with speed and an expert stroke.

How to earn the badge:

1. Learn the general safety rules for swimming (such as not diving into shallow water or not swimming on your own) and where it is safe to swim locally.

2. Show you know how to prepare for exercises. You could do this by leading a warm up.

3. Demonstrate a controlled entry or dive from the side of the pool into at least 1.5 metres of water.

4. Swim 50 metres in shirt and shorts.

5. Tread water for three minutes, with one hand behind your back.

6. Surface dive into 1.5 metres of water and recover an object with both hands from the bottom. Return to the side of the pool, holding the object in both hands.

7. Enter the water from the side of the pool by sliding in from a sitting position. Using any floating object for support, take up and hold the heat escape lessening posture for five minutes.

8. Swim 400 metres without stopping.

9. Take part in a different organised swimming activity to the one on your previous swimming badge.

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