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Ranger Patrol features development of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 75 m each, a 100 m lifesaving medley and timed 200 m swims.

  1. Demonstrate 1 forward AND 1 backward somersault in the water as a continuous sequence.
  2. Stride entry and swim 25 m or yd. head-up front crawl or breaststroke. Assume ready position.
  3. Demonstrate 25 m or yd. eggbeater kick on back.
  4. Support a 2.3 kg (5 lb.) object for at least 1 minute in deep water.
  5. Head-up approach into surface dive to a maximum depth of 2 m. Swim underwater for at least 2-3 m or yd. to recover a small object. Surface and carry object to starting point.
  6. Demonstrate an assisted removal of a conscious victim.
  7. Swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke (75 m or yd. each).
  8. Swim a 100 m or yd. individual medley as follows: 25 m or yd. each of lifesaving kick, back crawl, breaststroke, front crawl.
  9. Swim 200 m in 6 minutes or better (200 yd. in 5:20 min.) using any stroke or combination of strokes of the swimmer's choice.
  10. Demonstrate a primary assessment including hazards and ABCs on an unconscious, breathing victim.
  11. Demonstrate emergency care for a victim in shock.
  12. Simulate the appearance and treatment of a conscious adult or child victim with an obstructed airway.
  13. a) Demonstrate ability to simulate in the water the appearance of a weak swimmer, a non-swimmer and an unconscious victim. b) Demonstrate ability to recognize the difference between a weak swimmer and non-swimmer, and to recognize the unconscious victim. c) Demonstrate the ability to recognize and avoid victims who present a danger to the rescuer.
  14. Perform a non-contact rescue using a buoyant aid. Approach 20 m or yd. and encourage victim to safety while maintaining a safe distance and calling for assistance. Rescuer performs appropriate follow-up procedures, including treatment for shock.

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