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Swim and Water Rescue Training

Swim and Water Rescue Training
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3/21/2019 11:55 PM
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Swimming and Water Rescue Training

March 23, 2019 (On-line registration Only)

Elon University—Beck Pool—61 East Haggard Ave, Elon NC

Please click here for the printable flyer.

All swimming activity must be supervised by a mature and conscientious adult who understands and knowingly accepts responsibility for the well-being and safety of those in his or her care and is trained in Safe Swim Defense. That supervisor must be skilled in assessing the risks of the swim area and establishing clear processes to reduce the danger to Scouts while in the water but still allow for an age-appropriate level of adventure. The aquatics supervisor must also know how to respond when a rescue situation arises.

The Aquatics Supervision: Swimming and Water Rescue Training book is a companion course to Safe Swim Defense. Swimming and Water Rescue provides leaders with information and in-the-water skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to swimming emergencies during unit swimming activities.

Topics and skills covered will include:

· Creating a safe swim area

· Organizing unit response personnel and lookouts

· Executing reach, throw, and swimming rescues

· Backboard usage

· Basic instruction of aquatic skills for rank advancement

· Conducting the standard BSA swim classification tests


· Participants must be at least 15 years old by March 23

· Able to complete the BSA swimmer test

· Able to recover a 10lb weight from 8ft of water

· Completion of Safe Swim Defense

· Bring a current medical form with parts A and B completed

The new BSA Health Form can be found online at:

Materials to Bring:

· Swimsuit and towel · Aquatics Supervision Manual (available in the Scout Shop)

· Change of clothes · Day pack to keep your belongings secure

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Registration Fee: $20/person

Registration Deadline: March 20, 2019

Check-in Time: 8:00 AM  Departure Time: 5:00 PM

Lunch: Deli sandwich, chips, and drink provided

Course Date: Saturday, March 23,2019

For questions, please contact Joe Brennan (

Not included in registration: The Aquatics Supervision Manual can be purchased from the Old North State Council Scout Shop

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$20.00 per Participant