Mile Swim BSA

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Revision as of 08:52, February 28, 2008

The Mile Swim BSA Award - This patch is not worn on the uniform. It is aquatic insignia and can be worn on swim trunks. It can also be worn on a jacket or patch vest or placed on blankets, backpacks, or other personal equipment.
The Mile Swim BSA Award - This patch is not worn on the uniform. It is aquatic insignia and can be worn on swim trunks. It can also be worn on a jacket or patch vest or placed on blankets, backpacks, or other personal equipment.

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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)

Notes

Unlike most merit badges or other awards, there is no limit to the amount of times a Scout or Scouter may earn this award.

Help with these requirements

Be sure you have the proper physical fitness and ability levels before attempting the swim. It is highly advised to complete the Swimming merit badge before attempting the Mile Swim Award.

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