Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Swimmer Badge Stage 1

Note: 
The tester should be a qualified swimming teacher, your regular swimming teacher, your regular swimming teacher or a suitably experienced adult.

1) Either:
a) Safely jump in from the edge of a pool.
b) Bending your knees, submerge yourself in shallow water ten times, breathing out each time.
c) Briefly sit on the bottom of the pool.  Sculling is permitted.
d) Push off from the side of the pool, showing a back glide, and regain the standing position.
e) Swim dog-paddle or front crawl for 10m.
f) Swim on your back for 10m.
g) Swim either front crawl, back crawl or breast stroke for 10m.
Or
Hold the STA Pool Frog 2 Award.
2) Discuss with your Guider the hygiene and safety rules to be followed when using a swimming pool.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Swimmer Badge Stage 2

Note: The tester should be a qualified swimming teacher.
1) Either:
a) Jump in to deep water and tread water for 20 seconds.
b) Scull in a sitting tuck position for 20 seconds, stretch out to a back float and then regain a standing position.
c) With your body in a vertical position and your feet together, scull with your hands and keep your mouth clear of the water for five seconds.
d) Float on your back with your feet together for two minutes, scull with your hands to stay afloat.
e) With a float, swim front crawl, legs only, for 15m.
f) With your hands behind your head, swim back crawl, legs only, for 15m.
g) Using a float, swim breast stroke, legs only, for 15m.
or
Hold the STA Pool Frog 3 Award.
2) Swim 50m confidently and without pause, any stroke.
3) Discuss with your Guider the reasons for hygiene and safety rules at your regular swimming place.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Swimmer Badge Stage 3

Notes:
* If you hold the ASA Bronze Challenge or Scottish Speedo Swimming Award equivalent, you may omit Clause 2.
* For the first choice in clause 2, the tester should be a qualified swimming teacher.  For the second choice in clause 2, the tester should be a responsible adult with the relevant knowledge and experience.
1) Discuss with your tester or Guider the accidents that could occur if people disregard the safety rules at you regular swimming pool and at fun pools.
Either
2) a) Jump into deep water.
b) Swim 10m followed by a surface dive and an underwater swim of 5m.
c) Tread water in a vertical position for three minutes.
d) Scull, head first, feet still and near the surface, for 15m.
e) Swim 400m using two strokes, with at least 100m using one of the strokes.  Climb out of the deep end without using the steps.
Or
a) Swim regularly for three months.  Make or get a swim-fit card from your local pool and keep a record of the distances you swim.  Show this to the tester.
b) Challenge yourself to a 600m swim, making a note of the time it takes you to complete this.  Aim to swom 600m in less time than before.  Keep a record of the dates and times taken ahs show this to the tester.
c) At the test:
* Without pausing, swim 200m using one stroke and then swim a further r200m using a different stroke.
* Tread water for two minutes.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Swimmer Badge Stage 4

Notes: 
* If you hold the ASA Gold Challenge Award or the Scottish Speedo Swimming Award equivalent, you may omit Clause 2.
* The tester should be a qualified swimming teacher, except for Clause 1, which should be assessed and signed for by the adult involved, for example a club organizer or Unit Guider.
1) Choose one of the following:
* Under adult supervision, assist a non-swimmer to gain more experience in the swimming pool on at least three separate occasions within a two-month period.
* Help at a swimming club or disabled swimming sessions on a regular basis for at least two months.
* Give an interesting presentation of swimming to another Unit from any Section.  Your presentation should include the following aspects: fun, health, sociability, safety and skills.
2) Either:
a) Safely dive or straddle entry into deep water (1.8m minimum depth) and swim 100m in two minutes using two different strokes with 50m of each.
b) Tread water for three minutes with one hand raised above your head.  You may change hands if necessary.
c) Scull head first on your back for 10m, tuck, rotate 360 degrees and return, sculling feet first.
d) Swim 10m, perform a forward somersault without touching the pool floor and continue swimming for a further r10m in the same direction
e) In 25 minutes, swim 800m (at least 200m for each stroke) using three of the following: front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, butterfly, Old English backstroke or side stroke.
f) Climb out without assistance.
Or
a) Swim regularly and discuss personal swimming goals with your Guider/teacher/coach and, together, set yourself three new targets to achieve over the next three months.  Show the tester records of this.
b) At the test show the following skills: 
* Safely dive or straddle entry into deep water (1.8m minimum) and swim 600m using three different strokes.
* Tread water for four minutes.
* Retrieve an object from a depth of 1.5m
* Climb out without using the steps.
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