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Mile Swim, BSA

(SWIM-TRUNKS EMBLEM ONLY)

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