Official Troop Swim test is this Wednesday at Pincecrest. No Meeting at CoF!

Sorry for the late notice, but we are going to hold the annual troop swim test *this Wednesday at Pinecrest Pool in place of Wednesday’s meeting. * Our attempts to get this done earlier with Oak Hill Community Center have been unsuccessful, so with time running out, we have elected to move the event to Pinecrest Pool, which is on the corner of Pinecrest Dr and Fox Mill Rd.
*If anyone is still in need of Scoutmaster Conferences please contact me. For Board of Reviews, please contact Mr. Tucker. *We will find a way to get these done this week.
*ALL active scouts and ASMs are requested to attend and take the test, regardless of whether you are going to summer camp. *
*Scouts and ASMs going on summer camp are expected to be there if at all possible.*
The swim test is an official BSA test that identifies each person as a *SWIMMER, BEGINNER or NONSWIMMER. * It must be taken every year, and held by a certified lifeguard. * All persons are considered nonswimmers until they take the BSA test with the troop. No exceptions. *
*If scouts and ASMs going to summer camp cannot take the test this Wednsday, they will need to do so at Camp Shenandoah. *That is historicaly a significant inconvenience, as you will get batched in with a few hundred other people.
The following is a description of the tests:
*Swimmer*
– Jump feet first < meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Diving> into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming. – Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke < meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Sidestroke>, breaststroke < meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Breaststroke>, trudgen < meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Trudgen>, or crawl < meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Crawl>; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke < meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Backstroke>. – The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn < meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Swimming_turns>. – Rest by floating < meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Floating>…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.
*Beginner*
– Jump feet first <
meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Diving> into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming. – Swim 25 feet on the surface. – Stop, turn < meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Swimming_turns>, and resume swimming back to the starting place.
*Non-Swimmer*
– Did not complete either of the swimming tests.
Any questions, please let me know.
YIS, Gregg Dorn
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