Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1987 (September) Guiding magazine - Brownie Swimmer Advanced badge introduced.

1987 Brownie Badge Book - Swimmer Advanced Badge


You must have passed the Swimmer badge and he Water Rescuer badge before starting to work on the Swimmer Advanced.


1) Enter the water with a racing dive and swim 50 metres breast stroke, or front crawl, or butterfly  in accordance with Amateur Swimming Association laws.

2) Beginning with a racing start, swim 50 metres back crawl in accordance with Amateur Swimming Association Laws.

3) Perform a tucked somersault forwards or backwards in water too deep to stand in.

4) Surface dive either head first or feet first to pick up an object at a depth of 1.5 metres.

5) On your back scull head first for 10 metres, turn a full circle in a tucked position and return to the starting position sculling feet first.

6) In either a dress or shorts and a T-shirt:

a) Jump into deep water.

b) Tread water for 3 minutes.

c) Climb out of deep water unaided.

1989 Brownie Badge Book - Swimmer Advanced Badge


You must have passed the Swimmer badge and the Water Rescuer badge before starting to work on the Swimmer Advanced.

1) Enter the water with a racing dive and swim 50 metres breast stroke, or front crawl, or butterfly in accordance with Amateur Swimming Association laws.

2) Beginning with a racing start, swim 50 metres back crawl in accordance with Amateur Swimming Association laws.

3) Perform a tucked somersault forwards or backwards in water too deep to stand in.

4) Surface dive either head first or feet first to pick up an object at a depth of 1.5 metres.

5) On your back scull head first for 10 metres, turn a full circle in a tucked position and return to the starting position sculling feet first.

6) In either a dress or shorts and a t-shirt:

a) Jump into deep water

b) Tread water for 3 minutes

c) Climb out of deep water unaided.

1991 Brownie Badge Book - Swimmer Advanced Badge


You must have passed the Swimmer and Water Rescuer Badge before starting to work on the Swimmer Advanced Badge.

1) Enter the water with a racing dive and swim 50 metres breast stroke, or front crawl, or butterfly in accordance with Amateur Swimming Association laws.

2) Beginning with a racing start, swim 50 metres back crawl in accordance with Amateur Swimming Association laws.

3) Perform a tucked somersault forwards or backwards in water too deep to stand in.

4) Surface dive either head first or feet first to pick up an object at a depth of 1.5 metres.

5) On your back, scull head first for 10 metres, turn a full circle in a tucked position and return to the starting position sculling feet first.

6) In either a dress or shorts and a T-shirt:

a) jump into deep water.

b) tread water for 3 minutes

c) Climb out of deep water unaided.

Note: The tester for this badge should hold the ASA or STA Teacher's Certificate.

1994 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Swimmer Advanced Badge


You must have passed the Swimmer and the Water Rescuer Badge before staring to work on the Swimmer Advanced Badge.

1) Enter the water with a racing dive and swim 50 metres breast stroke, or front crawl, or butterfly in accordance with Amateur Swimming Association laws.

2) Beginning with a racing start, swim 50 metres back crawl in accordance with Amateur Swimming Association laws.

3) Perform tucked somersault forwards or backwards in water too deep to stand in.

4) Surface dive either head first or feet first to pick up an object at a depth of 1.5 metres.

5) On your back, scull head first for 10 metres, turn a full circle in a tucked position and return to the starting position sculling feet first.

6) In either a dress or shorts and a T-shirt:

a) jump into deep water

b) tread water for 3 minutes

c) climb out of deep water unaided.

Note: The tester for this badge should hold the ASA or STA Teacher's Certificate.

Swimmer becomes a Staged Badge.
2009 Brownie Badge Book - Swimmer Advanced Badge

1) Do all of the following:
* Jump into deep water and tread water for 30 seconds.
* Swim 25 metres front crawl.
* Swim 25 metres back crawl.
* Swim 25 metres breaststroke
* Scull head first, using your hands, for ten metres.
* In water that is shoulder deep, swim through an underwater hoop.
* Demonstrate a mushroom float for ten seconds.
* Pick up an object from the pool floor.
* Swim ten metres front crawl leg kick using a float.
* Confidently swim 50 metres using any strokes without stopping.
2) Do both of the following.
* Discuss with the tester the importance of hygiene and safety rules at your regular swimming pool.
* Know where it is safe to dive into a pool and what precautions you should take before diving.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - Swimmer Advanced Badge

1) Do all of the following.
* Jump into deep water and tread water for 30 seconds.
* Swim 25 metres of front crawl.
* Swim 25 metres of back crawl.
* Swim 25 metres of breaststroke.
* Scull head first, using your hands, for ten metres.
* In water that is shoulder deep, swim through an underwater hoop.
* Demonstrate a mushroom float for ten seconds.
* Pick up an object from the pool floor.
* Swim ten metres of front crawl leg kick using a float.
* Confidently swim 50 metres using any strokes without stopping.
2) Do both of the following.
* Discuss with the tester the importance of hygiene and safety rules at your regular swimming pool.
* Know where it is safe to dive into a pool and what precautions you should take before diving.

2016 Brownie Badge Book - Swimmer Advanced Badge

1) Do all of the following.
* Jump into deep water and tread water for 30 seconds.
* Swim 25 metres of front crawl.
* Swim 25 metres of back crawl.
* Swim 25 metres of breaststroke.
* Scull head first, using your hands, for ten metres.
* In water that is shoulder deep, swim through an underwater hoop.
* Demonstrate a mushroom float for ten seconds.
* Pick up an object from the pool floor.
* Swim ten metres of front crawl leg kick using a float.
* Confidently swim 50 metres using any strokes without stopping.
2) Do both of the following.
* Discuss with the tester the importance of hygiene and safety rules at your regular swimming pool.
* Know where it is safe to dive into a pool and what precautions you should take before diving.
3) Take part in one of the following as a taster session:
* diving
* synchronised swimming
* water safety 
* distance swimming.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Swimmer Advanced Badge


1 Do all of the following.

  • Jump into deep water and tread water for 30 seconds.
  • Swim 25 metres of front crawl.
  • Swim 25 metres of back crawl.
  • Swim 25 metres of breaststroke.
  • Scull head first, using your hands, for ten metres.
  • In water that is shoulder-deep, swim through an underwater hoop.
  • Demonstrate a mushroom float for ten seconds.
  • Pick up an object from the pool floor.
  • Swim ten metres of front crawl leg kick using a float.
  • Confidently swim 50 metres using any strokes without stopping.

2. Do both of the following.

  • Discuss with the tester the importance of hygiene and safety rules at your regular swimming pool.
  • Know where it is safe to dive into a pool and what precautions you should take before diving.

3. Take part in one of the following as a taster session:

  • diving
  • synchronised swimming
  • lifesaving
  • water safety
  • distance swimming

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