Mile Swim Award
A Favorite Award
This Award is meant for Boy Scouts.
|The BSA Mile Swim patch is to be worn on the left side of swim trunks. It is not to be worn on the scout uniform. |
- 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 certified aquatics instructor, BSA or equivalent, participate in 4 hours of training and preparation for distance swimming (1 hour a day maximum).
- Swim 1 mile over a measured course that has been approved by the trained instructor who will supervise the swim.
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