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2022 BSA Aquatics Supervision
Courses for Adult Leaders


Be ready for the swimming and paddling season.  Are you ready to conduct these activities safely with your unit?  You should have already taken the BSA online courses: Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat.  Do you have any water safety experience?   Are you ready to conduct aquatic activities, such as: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, white-water rafting, tubing, etc., at non-BSA sites or without a responsible outfitter?  When a BSA unit schedules an aquatic activity without a responsible outfitter, it is now required that a person age 21 or older holds valid Paddle Craft Safety and Swimming and Water Rescue Certifications.  Likewise, Councilors offering Aquatic Merit Badges are required to take these courses.  With this training, you can obtain these certifications

Prerequisites and Preparation:

Candidates must have recently completed their Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat online training.  They must bring their completed BSA Medical forms on the day of the course.  Participants must be able to pass the BSA Swim Test.  They must review the BSA Aquatic Supervision Manual.  The details of obtaining a download copy of the manual will accompany registration.  Additional information and directions will be provided on registration.

What to bring:

(1)         A bag lunch, which will be a working lunch.
(2)         Swimsuit, towel and rash guard.
(3)         Boating clothes and water shoes.
(4)         A change of clothes: you will get wet.

For additional information, questions or to register:  You may register by simply emailing me your name, unit number and the date you prefer or use one of the following links. 

Aquatic Supervision Course dates for Saffran pool and waterfront activities are:

 July 9th & July 16th  -- Click HERE to register

There is a $10 fee for this course.  Questions, Contact Ron Herning

The course limit is 30 - click HERE for course flyer

Contact Ron Herning for additional information and questions: 
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