Mile Swim BSA

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Award requirements

1. Explain how regular exercise contributes to good health and why swimming is one of the best forms of exercise.
2. Tell what precautions and procedures a swimmer and escort must follow for distance swimming over open water.
3. Under the supervision of a currently qualified certified aquatics instructor, BSA or equivalent, participate in four hours of training and preparation for distance swimming (one hour a day maximum).
4. Swim 1 mile (1,600 meters) over an approved, measured course.

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)


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