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Swimming Merit Badge Workshop - May 13, 2017

 Swimming Merit Badge Workshop
When: May 13, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino, Palo Alto

4249 El Camino Real

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts who can complete BSA Swimming Requirement
Maximum number of scouts: 24 
Cost: $5
Activity Coordinator: Kimberly Dickerson
How:  The class is currently full but we are accepting names for a waitlist: Click here to sign up


The Swimming Merit Badge workshop is open to any scouts (with the exception of the first year scouts) who can complete the BSA swimming requirement: 
  • Jump feet first 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: side, breast, trudgen, or crawl. Swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
  • The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
  • Rest by floating…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.
Please note that this merit badge workshop is not a swimming lesson!  If you need swimming lessons, please contact Kimberly Dickerson for some suggestions. 

Scouts will need to read the swimming merit badge pamphlet prior to the workshop on May 13th, print out the workbook and complete requirements #1 and #8 to bring on the day.  During the workshop, scouts will be tested on requirements #2-#7.  


1. Check homework (requirements #1 and #8)
2. Complete BSA swimming requirement
3. Swim continuously for 150 yards using front crawl, back crawl, side stroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke
4. Demonstrate water rescue methods
5. Demonstrate various floating requirements
6. Bring up objects from bottom of pool
7. Demonstrate various diving methods


Kimberly Dickerson,
Mar 12, 2017, 12:19 PM