Training for BSA Swimming & Water Rescue provides BSA leaders with information and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to swimming emergencies during unit swimming activities. It expands the awareness instruction provided by Safe Swim Defense training. Persons completing the training should be better able to assess their preparation to supervise unit swimming events. The BSA recommends that at least one person with this training is present to assist with supervision whenever a unit swims at a location that does not provide lifeguards. This training is open to any registered adult leader, Scout, Venturer, or Explorer who is age 16 or older. The classroom portion of the training takes about 3 hours. The on-water session also takes about 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Purchase of the Aquatics Supervision book # 34737, available at Scout Shop.
Location: Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Ft. Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22308 (In conjunction with the Colonial District Merit Badge Jamboree).
Date and Time: Saturday, 12 February 2011, 9:00 AM - Noon
Registration information must be received no later than 10 February 2011
POC is Dominic Caridi, 703 360 9206