Swimming

Please take the time to read the details below to avoid disappointment on the evening.

 

We are holding our annual Scout Swimmer badge evening on Sunday 5th March.  All Beavers, Cubs, or Scouts will be able to attempt their Scout Swimmer badge at the appropriate level.  Please review the requirements for the various stages (attached) so you can decide which level you wish your child to attempt.  Do not worry about section 1 in each level.

 

We will attempt to have the badges available to give on the evening provided you register with us in advance and give an idea of the level to be attempted.  Note that additional clothes to swim in (shirt and shorts) are required for the level 3 and level 5 badges.

 

On Stages 4 and 5 there will not be time to ‘have another go’ so make sure you choose a level you feel able to achieve.  On Stages 1 to 3 it may be possible try a higher or lower level if there is time.

 

If you are attempting Stages 4 or 5 please arrive at the pool no later than 6:45 pm to register, pay and be ready to swim as soon as the pool staff let us in the water.  If you arrive late you will run out of time and the session will finish at 8:00 pm promptly.

 

We are finding that our courses are becoming oversubscribed, so to avoid disappointment, please contact me to join the course, preferably by completing the form letter and returning by email.  If you find this difficult please either send the required details by email or failing that phone me with the details, I am in most evenings

New swimming courses commencing Sunday 12th March

 

Learn to swim

 

We are splitting this course into two levels, Beginners and Improvers.  Beginners is intended for those unable to swim one length (25m of the Graves Pool) and based on levels 1 to 4 of the ASA learn to swim awards.  The Improver course is for those able to swim a length, but who need to improve the quality of their strokes, their stamina and confidence to work in deep water.  The improver course will be working towards achieving the Scout Swimmer badge Stage 2.  See the attachment for the levels of the Scout Swimmer badge.

 

Places will be limited so please make sure to apply early to ensure a place.

 

If your child is on the current Learn to Swim course talk to their teacher about which course they think is the best for your child.

  

Rookie Lifeguard

 

This course will follow the RLSS (Royal Lifesaving Society) Rookie Lifeguard scheme which introduces children to the principles of lifesaving and water safety as well as encouraging them to improve their swimming abilities.  It is aimed at Beavers, Cubs and Scouts up to 13 years of age.

 

For more info on the Rookie Lifeguard scheme see the Royal Lifesaving Society website:  http://www.rlss.org.uk/be-a-rookie-lifeguard/

 

Full details are given on the attached forms which should be completed and returned to the contact named on the forms.  There is no need to print the forms, just complete them, and return to Barrie Hocking by email to reserve a place.  You can then pay on the first night.

 

 

We are finding that our courses are becoming oversubscribed, so to avoid disappointment, please contact me to join the course, preferably by completing the form letter and returning by email.  If you find this difficult, please either send the required details by email or failing that phone me with the details, I am in most evenings

 

  

Regards

 

Barrie Hocking

Proposed swimming calendar 2016_2017 (1)

Rookie letter Mar-17

Scout Swimmer badge requirements

Scout Swimmers Badge 2017

Swimming Courses Beginners Mar-17

Swimming Courses Improvers Mar-17

This is your one-stop shop for any and all swimming event and course information available to Oak Street Scouts through Sheaf District.

If you have any queries please contact: Barrie Hocking – Tel: 0114 274 5557 or email: barrie.hocking@virgin.net

Sheaf District Scouts swimming section have two new courses starting on Sunday 18th September at Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre, Bochum Parkway.

These courses are:

  • Learn to Swim – aimed at Beavers, Cubs, or Scouts who cannot swim 25m or who need to improve their confidence to work in deep water.  This course will follow the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) Learn to Swim programme up to level 4. Please click here for the letter: swimming-courses-beginners-nov-16
  • ASA Challenge – All levels. This is aimed for those swimmers at a higher level. To do Challenge 1 and 2 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts need to be able to swim 25m, and for the Bronze Challenge they need to swim 100m. After that the Challenges succeed Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold for Honours. Please click here for the letter: form-letter-sgh-challenge-nov-16.

Furthermore there is the Rookie Lifeguard course which follows the RLSS (Royal Lifesaving Society) Rookie Lifeguard scheme which introduces children to the principles of lifesaving and water safety as well as encouraging them to improve their swimming abilities.  It is aimed at Beavers, Cubs and Scouts up to 13 years of age. These are not avalible through Scouts at the moment but for info on the Rookie Lifeguard scheme see the Royal Lifesaving Society website:  http://www.rlss.org.uk/be-a-rookie-lifeguard/

Additionally, click here for the details of the programme of courses for the coming year: proposed-swimming-calendar-2016_2017-rev-1-nov16.

Full details are given on the attached forms which should be completed and returned to the contact named on the forms.  There is no need to print the forms, just complete them, and return to Barrie Hocking by email to reserve a place. You can then pay on the first night.

Each time a scout attends any scout swimming activity they earn 3 Patrol Points for their patrol. Scouts to update the patrol points book off their own back.

Thanks,

74th Oak Street Scout Group.