|Text on Button||ADVANCED BEGINNER SWIMMER|
A red cross on a red background with white text on a blue ring surrounding it.
|Year / Decade Made|
The Advanced Beginner Swimmer button was awarded to participants who completed the same self-titled swim class offered by the American Red Cross throughout the U.S. During the mid to late 1900s, various swim clubs and public pools taught these water safety and skills classes by ARC certified instructors. Some primary goals of the Advanced Beginner Swimmer class was for participants to enter the water by jumping from the side of the pool, use combined leg and are movements, and bobbing. General aquatic safety for the Advanced Beginner Swimmer included calling for help, and recognizing when they've spent too long in the sun.