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Aquatics Supervision - Swimming and Water Rescue

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Aquatics Supervision - Swimming and Water Rescue Training


Registration Required - Walk-ins Not Allowed



1. Age and Physical Fitness:

               A. Be 15 years old or older prior to training
               B. Submit written evidence of physical fitness
              C. Complete Safe Swim Defense training

2. Swimming Ability:

               A. Complete the BSA Swimmer Test: Jump feetfirst into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
               B. Recover a 10-pound weight from 8 feet of water.


Course eligibility: Requirements 1 and 2, along with BSA registration, are course pre-requisites. If the instructor doubts a person’s age or registration, proof should be requested. While the training is intended primarily for adult leaders, it may also be used to strengthen the ability of units to function under youth leadership. Venture crews and Sea Scout ships that specialize in remote outdoor activities that include swimming may wish to arrange a course for the entire unit. Although the training is open to and appropriate for Boy Scouts age 15 or older, they should be encouraged to earn the Lifesaving merit badge first, and to consider BSA Lifeguard training if they intend to apply for summer camp aquatics staff positions. Requirement 1.b. follows Safe Swim Defense concepts. The instructor should make the point that this course


Please remember to bring a medical form part A & B with you.

When & Where
In-person Pool Supervision
Vaughan Center
Sunday 05-19-2024
5:00 PM CT to 8:00 PM CT
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Classroom Session
Norris Scout Service Center
Thursday 05-16-2024
6:00 PM CT to 9:00 PM CT Past
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