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High Adventure BSA Swim Test

All Scouts and adults going to Summit and/or Northern Tier need to complete the standard BSA swim test. The test can be taken in one of the following ways:
1. In July at Owasippe (preferred)
2. At one of the two events below (see Troop calendar):
Sat, June 2 10:00-10:45AM at Independence Park, 3945 N Springfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, contact Mr. Boyle
 Sun, June 3 2:15-3:00PM at Ping Tom Park, 1700 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, contact Mr. Greiner
3. On your own, assuming you can have a qualified adult trained in BSA Safe Swim Defense sign off the form here
Either way, the test must be completed and signed off before departing.  RSVP APPRECIATED for anyone attending the June 2 or 3 sessions!
– 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; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke.
– The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn.
– After completing the swim, rest by floating.

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