We have arranged a swim test along with Troop 299 out of Blue Ash for all the Scouts attending the July 8th Summer Camp. All Scouts participating in either of this events must pass a swim test first. The swim test is scheduled for May 29th at 7:00pm at the Blue Ash Rec Center pool.
There are two levels of swimming ability. The first is Beginner. The Beginner test consists of swimming 25 feet, turning around and swimming back. This will allow a Scout to swim in the lake at camp in a restricted area.
The second level is Swimmer. The Swimmer test consists of swimming 75 yards using any standard stroke, and then a final 25 yards using a back stroke. Then the Scout must demonstrate that they can float on their back for one minute. The Swimmer has unrestricted use of the pool and the lake activities. Achieving the BSA Beginner level meets one of the Aquatics requirements for Second Class. Achieving BSA Swimmer meets one of the requirements for Canoeing and for Swimming Merit Badge. If time permits, Mr. Ball will also work with any interested Scout on their Swimming Merit Badge during this session.
If you’re not able to attend the 7:00pm swim test at the Blue Ash Rec Center, let us know and we’ll help make arrangements for a make-up test.
Please let us know if your scout will be attending the Rec Center swim test.