Adult Training - Aquatics

Aquatics offers many trainings and recreational opportunities for adult leaders during the week. For a summary of all trainings, including course fees, see the chart below.

Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat
These two trainings are designed for leaders who are interested in gaining a better understanding of BSA Aquatics policy as it applies to swimming and boating activities.  The sessions are entirely classroom-based and will be held in the Aquatics area on Monday morning at 9:00am.

Aquatics Supervision
These two courses (Swimming & Water Rescue; Paddle Craft Safety) are designed to give hands-on experience to leaders who are interested in leading aquatic activities in their units, such as troop swims or boating trips.  Attendance at the Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat trainings (Monday at 9:00am) is mandatory.  Participants in the Aquatics Supervision courses will then put the policies into practice on the water during the rest of the course by learning reaching rescues, throwing rescues, going rescues, spinal management, and some basic boating skills.  Bring a bathing suit, towel, and shoes for boating that can get wet.

BSA/ARC Lifeguard
This rigorous program certifies an adult leader to be a BSA and American Red Cross lifeguard. Participants are required to spend almost all of their time in the Aquatics area, including evening free swims. Physical strength, stamina, strong swimming skills, and a great deal of written work is required, including three written tests. There is a $50 fee for program materials.

BSA Lifeguard Recertification
Recertification of BSA Lifeguard is available for those with current certification or whose certification has expired within the past six months. Recertification of BSA Lifeguard requires attendance on Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon* and is not subject to the $50 program fee. NOTE: Candidates for recertification must provide current BSA Lifeguard and CPR certificates. 

ARC = American Red Cross

Training Program

Tentative Schedule*

Fee

Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat

Mon 9:00am–10:30am

N/A

Aquatics Supervision Courses
   Swimming & Water Rescue
   Paddle Craft Safety

Mon–Wed 9:00am–12:00pm

N/A

Combined Lifeguarding Course
   BSA Lifeguard and ARC Lifeguarding
   (includes Waterfront Module and ARC First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer)

Mon–Fri 9:00am–5:00pm and
Mon/Tue/Thur 6:45pm–8:30pm

$50

BSA Lifeguard Recertification**

Mon 9:00am–12:00pm and
Tue 2:00pm–5:00pm

N/A

ARC First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
(optional addition to BSA Lifeguard recert)**

Wed 9:00am–4:00pm

$25

*Inclement weather may require adjustments to training schedules and will be announced on a case-to-case basis.

**BSA Lifeguard is not valid without ARC First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent.  It is recommended that those recertifying BSA Lifeguard also take the First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer course on Wednesday.