Troop Swim

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Central Community Branch YMCA
Worcester, MA

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Event Description

In order to give our Scouts a chance to work on some swimming requirements, we will meet at the Central Community Branch YMCA:

The advancement swimming requirements are:

  • Second Class Requirement 8b: Demonstrate your ability to jump feetfirst into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
  • Second Class Requirement 8c: Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible, and explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.
  • First Class Requirement 9b. Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test. (see below)
  • First Class Requirement 9c. With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and as rescuer. (The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in deep water.)
  • 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.


The fee for Scouts is $3 (paid to Troop 54). This can be paid before or on the day of the event in person or on-line.

What to Bring

Swim trunks

Travel There

We will meet in the YMCA lobby area at 7:00 PM. The YCMA address:

766 Main St.
Worcester, Ma 01610
Phone: 508-755-6101

We will not be at the church this day.


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