Star Patrol

At a glance

Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 100 m each; and complete 600 m workouts and 300 m timed swims.

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  1. Demonstrate AT LEAST TWO different entries with different aids.
  2. Entry with aid and swim 25 m or yd. head-up front crawl or breaststroke. Assume ready position and demonstrate ability to scull forward, backward and turn.
  3. Demonstrate defence methods from the front, side and rear.
  4. Demonstrate eggbeater kick showing ability to travel, change direction and height levels.
  5. Carry a 4.5 kg (10 lb.) object 25 m or yd. using swimmer's choice of lifesaving kick.
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  7. Demonstrate the removal of an unconscious victim with the assistance of an untrained bystander.
  8. Head-up approach into head-first surface dive to a maximum depth of 2 m. Swim underwater for 5-10 m or yd. and surface. Foot-first surface dive (maximum depth 2 m), recover an object and return it to the starting point.
  9. Demonstrate in shallow water, the ability to turn a victim face-up and support the face above the surface.
  10. Swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke (100 m or yd. each).
  11. Complete a 600 m or yd. workout at least 3 times during the training course. Warm-up: 25 m or yd. lifesaving kick, and 50 m or yd. each of back crawl, breaststroke, front crawl; Stroke drills: 5 x 25 m or yd.; Work set:  4 x 50 m or yd. on 90 sec.; Cool down: 100 m or yd.
  12. Swim 300 m in 9 minutes or better (300 yd. in 8:00 min.) using any stroke or combination of strokes of the swimmer's choice.
  13. Demonstrate the recognition and care of a bone or joint injury.
  14. Demonstrate the recognition and care of a victim suffering respiratory distress from asthma or a severe allergic reaction.
  15. From 3 different heights or positions, locate and describe an object located on the bottom or below the surface.
  16. Perform a rescue of a weak swimmer or non-swimmer with a towing aid. Swim approach 20 m or yd. and tow victim to safety showing ability to avoid contact. Rescuer performs appropriate follow-up procedures, including treatment for shock.