We are having our Summer Camp Swim Night at the:
Briargate YMCA, April 13 at 7:00 pm in the pool!
4025 Family Pl
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
(719) 282-9622 - ppymca.org
$3.00 per swimmer if not a member, paid upon arrival to YMCA ~members, bring your card for entry
Bring your swim suit, towel, dry clothes to go home in, water bottle & snack to eat on the way home...swimming makes you hungry!
Please have your suits on and be ready to get in the water at 7:00 pm if at all possible, since there will be many scouts needing this for summer camp. If you can't make the meeting/swim, you can get this done at Camp Dobbins, but you have to arrange it with Aquatics or Scoutmaster at camp.
Our goal is to help all scouts in the troop get Swimmer qualified or renewed for the upcoming Summer Camp, and other troop events: white water rafting sometime this summer and Lake Pueblo canoeing at the end of summer. So if you plan to attend any of these events, we'll see you Tuesday!
Below is the requirement to get in the water at summer camp...you will be listed as a
Swimmer, Beginner or Non-swimmer based on the following:
The swim classification tests should be renewed annually for all scouts.
The swimmer test demonstrates the minimum level of swimming ability for recreational and instructional activity in a confined body of water with a maximum 12 foot depth and with shallow water footing or a pool or pier edge always within 24 feet of the swimmer.
The various components of each test evaluate the several skills essential to the minimum level of swimming ability. Each step of the test is important and should be followed as listed below:
(also 1st class rqmt 9b.)
Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes:
side stroke, breast stroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an
(also 2nd class rqmt 7b.)
Refer to your handbooks for more information.
Yours in Scouting,