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With lungs full of air, and with an upright body, average people:CorrectIncorrect
The term, undertow, is no longer used by lifeguards at the beach because no natural current pulls you “under.” The correct term is _____________, also known as “runback:”CorrectIncorrect
Referred to by beach lifeguards as the “drowning machine”, ________________, are the primary source of distress in more than 80% of swimmer rescues at surf beaches.CorrectIncorrect
A good survival swim stroke can be:CorrectIncorrect
__________, has the most influence on when a wave breaks.CorrectIncorrect
Rip Currents or ‘Rip-Streams’, can be seen from the beach as:CorrectIncorrect
With no lifeguard on duty, the first way to immediately help a person who is in the water and close to you while you are on a boat, deck or a dock is:CorrectIncorrect
Rip currents look different than the surrounding surf conditions, and are distinguished by three predominant features which have names that characterize the parts of the rip. These three parts are:CorrectIncorrect
When coming to the beach, the first thing you should check is:CorrectIncorrect
The best way to escape a rip current or rip stream is to swim:CorrectIncorrect
How are waves most commonly formed?CorrectIncorrect
Severe backwash, the kind that can sweep you off your feet, which is facilitated by gravity, is caused by large shore break coupled with ________________ :CorrectIncorrect
When swimming into overhead surf in deep water, remember to always:CorrectIncorrect
Wearing properly fitted, advanced swimming fins (like PDF fins) can help ___________________________:CorrectIncorrect
What are groups of waves followed by calm called?CorrectIncorrect
Taking a shower before getting in a swim pool not only helps you to cleanse, but the shower also pre-saturates your skin so that you absorb less chlorine.CorrectIncorrect
Which water type most often produces the most buoyancy?CorrectIncorrect
Do you think water is water and all water has the same level of buoyancy? Buoyancy means how easy or hard is it for an object to float.
If you are dizzy, choking, short of breathe, nauseous, or have blurred vision while in the water, the first thing you should do is:CorrectIncorrect
How does one swim in the classic form of the side-stroke?CorrectIncorrect
Directional terms help to identify and understand bodies positions.
Axial = head, neck, and truck.
Anterior = toward or at the front of the body.
Posterior = toward or at the back of the body.
Superior = toward the head up.
Inferior = toward the head down.
Medial = toward or at the midline of the body.
Lateral = away from the body’s midline.
Proximal = closer to the region of a body part to the body trunk.
Distal = farther from the region of body part to the body trunk.
Superficial = toward or at the body’s surface.
Deep = away from the body surface; more external
At some beaches, colored flags are flown as a signal to describe the surf conditions. The three different flags distinguish among:
- calm conditions and small surf.
- moderate to heavy surf with rip-tides, and
- extremely dangerous and off limits.
What three stages are depicted with the following color sequence?CorrectIncorrect
If you have a muscle cramp on the back of your leg, what should you do?CorrectIncorrect
Rock jetties and curved beaches can sometimes cause ____________:CorrectIncorrect
In the crawl stroke, also known as freestyle, how does the hand enter the water?CorrectIncorrect