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WATER SPORTS MERIT BADGE TROOP 28!. WATER SPORTS MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS SHOW THAT YOU KNOW FIRST AIDE FOR INJURIES THAT OCCUR WHILE PARTICIPATING IN.

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1 WATER SPORTS MERIT BADGE TROOP 28!

2 WATER SPORTS MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS SHOW THAT YOU KNOW FIRST AIDE FOR INJURIES THAT OCCUR WHILE PARTICIPATING IN WATER SPORTS CPR – WHEN AND HOW COMPLETE BSA SWIMMER TEST DISCUSS BSA SAFETY AFLOAT POLICY NAME DIFFERENT TYPES OF PFDS – PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES KNOW THE WATER SPORTS SAFETY CODE

3 WATER SPORTS MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS KNOW SKIER SIGNALS ENTER THE WATER FROM BOAT AND MAKE DEEP WATER START CROSS THE WAKE 4 TIMES AND THEN RETURN TO CENTER WITHOUT FALLING FALL PROPERLY TO AVOID AN OBSTACLE DROP HANDLE AND COAST TO STOP WITHOUT LOSING YOUR BALANCE ADJUST BINDINGS ON SHORE AND IN DEEP WATER

4 BSA SAFETY AFLOAT QUALIFIED SUPERVISION PHYSICAL FITNESS SWIMMING ABILITY PERSONAL FLOTATION EQUIPMENT BUDDY SYSTEM SKILL PROFICIENCY PLANNING – FLOAT PLAN/NOTIFICATION/LOCAL RULES/WEATHER/CONTINGENCIES EQUIPMENT DISCIPLINE

5 PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES TYPE 1 – OFFSHORE TYPE 2 – NEAR SHORE TYPE 3 – FLOTATION AIDE – WILL NOT KEEP UNCONCIOUS PERSON FACE UP TYPE 4 – THROWABLE DEVICE

6 PFD TYPES

7 WATER SPORTS SAFETY CODE GOOD INSTRUCTION WEAR TYPE 2 OR 3 PFD LOOK AHEAD AND KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING STAY AWAY FROM SOLID OBJECTS BE COURTEOUS RUN PARALLEL TO SHORE AND COME IN SLOWLY WHEN LANDING

8 WATER SPORTS SAFETY CODE LEARN NEW MANEOUVERS IN STEP BY STEP FASHION EXTRA PERSON IN BOAT TO WATCH SKIER SIGNAL “SKIER SAFE” AFTER A FALL SIGNAL “SKIER IN THE WATER” WHILE WAITING IN THE WATER EQUIPMENT CHECK ALWAYS USE A STERN PLATFORM OR A LADDER WHEN CLIMBING IN THE BOAT

9 WATER SPORTS SAFETY CODE NEVER WATER SKI AT NIGHT NEVER WATER SKI DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF ANOTHER BOAT NEVER WATER SKI DOUBLE WITH DIFFERENT LENGTHS OF ROPE NEVER ATTEMPT FAST LANDING DIRECTLY TOWARD SHORE NEVER JUMP FROM BOAT WHEN IT IS MOVING NEVER CLIMB INTO THE BOAT WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING

10 WATER SPORTS SAFETY CODE NEVER SKI IN SHALLOW WATER – MINIMUM 5 FEET OR YOUR HEIGHT WHICHEVER IS GREATER NEVER PUT PART OF YOUR BODY THROUGH THE TOW ROPE NEVER YELL “HIT IT” UNTIL TOW ROPE IS TIGHT STOP WHEN TIRED

11 SKIER SIGNALS SKIER SAFE FASTER SLOWER TURNS BACK TO DOCK CUT MOTOR SKIER IN WATER

12 SKIER SIGNALS

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14 TECHNIQUE


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