Swimmer 8 and 9
Ranger Patrol enhances capability in the water, including stride entry, underwater forward and backward somersaults, lifesaving eggbeater kicks, and increased fitness levels to meet a timed 200m swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in ABC first aid basics, victim recognition, and non-contact rescues. Star Patrol is excellent preparation for the Bronze Star award as it demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Students will refine their front crawl, back crawl, 100m breaststroke, and complete a 600m workout and 300m timed swim. Valuable lifesaving and first aid skills are developed in this combined course.