The following are the BSA Swim Test requirements:
SWIMMERS must demonstrate the following:
Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong
manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl (no dog-paddle);
then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without
stops and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating for one minute.
BEGINNERS must demonstrate the following:
Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply,
resume swimming as before, and return to the starting place.
LEARNERS are those who cannot pass the test required of SWIMMERS or BEGINNERS.