Swimmer Badge


Cubs learn basic swimming knowledge and skills, with an emphasis on safety.1


To earn the Swimmer Badge, hold one of the Canadian Red Cross Swim Kids Level 6 (formerly AquaQuest Level 7) award or the Lifesaving Society Swimmer 4 award, or do the following requirements:

  1. Explain and show how to use the buddy system.
  2. Show how to check a swimming area for possible dangers, such as deep water, rocks and slippery surfaces. (Red Star A3)
  3. Complete all of the following:
    • (a) Tread water in deep water (over your head) for a minimum of 1½ minutes.
    • (b) Enter the water using the front dive (the stride position).
    • (c) Front crawl 25 metres.
    • (d) Back crawl 25 metres.
    • (e) Endurance swim of 50 metres.

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