German swimming badge

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The German swimming badge (German: Deutsches Schwimmabzeichen) is awarded by members of the Wasserwacht of the German Red Cross and the DLRG for completing certain requirements and for demonstrating swimming skills.

Requirements[edit]

German swimming badge in bronze[edit]

  • 200 meters swim in less than 10 minutes
  • Proficiency in swimming rules
  • One jump from springboard of 1 meter height

German swimming badge in silver[edit]

  • 400 meters swim in less than 25 minutes
  • 2x Diving to a depth of 2 meters and retrieving a ring
  • 10 meters underwater swim on one breath
  • One jump from springboard of 3 meters height
  • Proficiency in swimming rules

German swimming badge in gold[edit]

  • 1000 meters swim in less than 24 minutes
  • 100 meters swim in less than 1 minute and 50 seconds
  • 100 meters backstroke (50 meters in upside-down position with without arm activity)
  • 3x Diving to a depth of 2 meters and retrieving a ring in 3 minutes
  • 15 meters underwater swim on one breath
  • One jump from a springboard of 3 meters height or two different jumps from springboard of 1 meter height
  • 50 meters rescue pulling or pushing stroke
  • Proficiency in swimming rules
  • Knowledge of hazards and rescue measures for boat accidents or ice accidents

Unofficial badges[edit]

Badge for constant swimming[edit]

The Dauerschwimmer badge is awarded in

  • Bronze for one hour
  • Silver for one hour and a half
  • Gold for two hours of constant swimming.

The design of the patch features a death's head. Due to the danger of hypothermia during the long exposure to water many swim coaches or lifeguards offer the badge for constant swimming only under strict conditions or not at all.

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