Greater Tampa Bay Area Council - 2024 Spring Swimming Water Rescue

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2024 Spring Swimming Water Rescue

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Swimming Water Rescue expands the Safe Swim Defense training to include skills and knowledge to prepare a unit leader to prevent, recognize, and respond to swimming emergencies during unit swim activities. Although Safe Swim Defense training provides guidelines for conducting safe swimming activities and is required of unit leaders it does not provide the skills training mandated by those guidelines. This course supplements and provides in-depth training. The course takes approximately 8 hours and is valid for three years. Trained SWR Cards will be issued after passing required skills and completing the test exam with a score of 80% or higher. Students should arrive between 7:45 and 8:00 am

Course will cover the following outline:

  • Swim Classification Tests & Administration                 
  • Weight Recovery– Pre-requisite
  • Revised Safe Swim Defense & Exercises                                 
  • Shore based Rescues
  • Defenses                                                                               
  • Line & Tender Rescue
  • In-line stabilization
  • In-water non-contact rescues for active & passive subjects
  • Review & Test

Requirements: All participants must pass the BSA Swimmer test and recover a 8-10 lb weight from 8 feet of water in order to participate. Participants in Swimming & Water Rescue must be 15 years or older. Students will need a copy of the Aquatics Supervision Manual and can be purchase at the Council Service Center. Students should study Sections 1 and 2 for in order to prepare for the written tests. Note question ending with a zero (example 1.0) will be on the written test. You will need to bring your current medical forms A/B to training.

Participants need to bring the BSA Aquatics Supervision book along with a current health form.
This is available for download online at:  

Participants should bring:

  • Signed BSA Medical Form Part A & B   
  • Aquatics Supervision Manual         
  • Pen/Note pad
  • Dry Cloth                                                                                            
  • Swim Suit & Towel
  • Sunscreen               
  • Hat                                                                                   
  • Confirmation of Registration                                            
  • Sunglasses/ Eyeglass strap, if needed                     
  • Lunch / Snacks- Pack your own
When & Where
Camp Soule
Saturday 05-04-2024
8:00 AM ET to 5:00 PM ET
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